Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying
Losing someone we love is always painful: losing someone who has used Medical Aid in Dying is a different and special journey.
In response to the many requests we have had for a MAiD grief support group, we are happy to be able to offer this to you.
Choosing the End: Not Born Yesterday
While we don’t like to think about it, we know that death is inevitable. In several states, adults who wish to control their own deaths have the option of medically assisted dying.
Our guest, Fran Johns, works with endoflifechoicesca.org, a nonprofit group that provides information, support and guidance to those seeking help when they have a terminal illness. She shares information on how to talk with your family, understanding the process, and reminds us that we do have control, even at the end.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS released in August 2019 is a touching HBO film that depicts new and innovative ways to end or memorialize one’s life. My husband and I watched it last night and it is a worthy watch. It is tender and informative and we enjoyed it. The film opens with coverage of the National...
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Last Flight Home
“It was like light from a lighthouse,” says David Timoner of the call he got from End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) when he and his family were facing the toughest time of their lives. “The wisdom we got from those final days we will carry with us...
What MAiD Is, and What It Isn’t
Illness, dying and death can be troubling and fearful subjects. Not the kind of thing you bring up at brunch or over an after work beer. In a way that is too bad, these are things that happen to everyone, and by avoiding them, we give away much of our own power when...
A Good Year
As 2022 winds down, I want to wish all our friends and supporters a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. I always find it illuminating to look back and review where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished every year. I am pleased to share my thoughts with you...
How We Help Our Clients
When I first joined EOLCCA’s Board of Directors, I decided to go through the volunteer training so I could get a handle on our core work: to help Californians learn about their legal end-of-life options, and to help facilitate their choices. The training was...