University Village: End of Life Option Act

January 18, 3 PM.  Private presentation for residents of University Village

Retirement center

Lynne Calkins, Founding Director of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), will provide the latest information on services provided by our organization with the goal to help ensure Californians are able to receive the information and support they need to advocate for and experience the death they wish.  The main focus of this presentation will cover California’s End of Life Option Act (2016), a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).  The background, overview, and specifics of this law such as who is eligible, the process for obtaining the prescription from your physician, and ingestion guidelines will be outlined.  Time will be available for Q & A.
Questions Contact: Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org
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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (EOLA); eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

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Hospice of Humboldt County: End of Life Options (EOL) and Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD)

Tues, June 20, 9:15 AM. This presentation and Q/A session is for the social work staff of Hospice of Humboldt County.

Join End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) founding director, Lynne Calkins and Client Volunteer Thom Bettinger for this interesting and informative presentation. Topics will include End of Life (EOL) Options including Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD), eligibility requirements, and barriers that still remain for those wishing to utilize MAiD.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

For additional information, contact Lynne Calkins at lcalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org or 760.632.8029

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying: Online Bereavement Group

Losing someone we love is always painful: losing someone who has used Medical Aid in Dying is a different and special journey.

Bereavement Groups

NOTE: this is the fouth in a series of four sessions. The series may be repeated–see contact info below

If you are grieving for a loved one who used medical aid in dying, or know someone who is, this private group will provide a safe, secure space to explore the special issues that medical aid in dying can bring up. In coordination with EOLCCA, this group will be facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT, the Bereavement Coordinator of HNC. He holds a MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM, and has been doing this caring work for 11 years.
There is no charge to attend these group sessions. Anyone interested in participating must email LCalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org, or call EOLCCA at 760.636.8009 and ask about the Bereavement Group.

 

9 Good-looking Men: End of Life Choices and the Importance of Planning Ahead

This presentation is for “9 Good-looking Men,” a private group that meets weekly in San Diego.

This presentation by End of Life California (EOLCCA) Founding Director Lynne Calkins  will include options available to those at the end of life including of Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); issues, concerns, and barriers sometimes encountered on patients who choose to exercise their legal rights relating to end of life; and the importance of advance planning.

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying: Online Bereavement Group

Losing someone we love is always painful: losing someone who has used Medical Aid in Dying is a different and special journey.

NOTE: this is the third in a series of four sessions. The series may be repeated–see contact info below

If you are grieving for a loved one who used medical aid in dying, or know someone who is, this private group will provide a safe, secure space to explore the special issues that medical aid in dying can bring up. In coordination with EOLCCA, this group will be facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT, the Bereavement Coordinator of HNC. He holds a MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM, and has been doing this caring work for 11 years.
There is no charge to attend these group sessions. Anyone interested in participating must email LCalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org, or call EOLCCA at 760.636.8009 and ask about the Bereavement Group.