End-of-Life Choice, Palliative Care and Counseling

Upcoming Local Eventsby Sonja


Compassion & Choices people will be meeting and appearing at public events across the country.

Sedona, Arizona
Sedona Group meeting

Saturday, April 6
10:30 a.m.
Sedona Community Center
2615 Melody Lane
State Chapter President Freda Anderson on the organization, its services, and our latest legislative efforts.

Newark, New Jersey
Law School Forum on the Death with Dignity Act

Wednesday, April 10
6:00 p.m.
Rutgers Newark School of Law
Center for Law and Justice
Room 70
123 Washington Street
The last forum got fantastic coverage: NJ.com and Philly.com.
For more information or to get involved in the campaign, contact Mark Dann at 856.366.6385 or mdann@compassionandchoice.org.

Durham, North Carolina
NC Central Chapter meeting

Saturday, April 13
2:30 p.m.
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road
Topic: Good to Go … for the rest of your life.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Advance Directive Parties

April 14 – April 20
Throughout this week, members of the Compassion & Choices Leadership Council will host “advance directive parties” for family and friends in their homes. If interested in hosting a party or getting more information, e-mail mary@compassionandchoices.org.

Honolulu, Hawaii
National Healthcare Decisions Day Events

Monday, April 15
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Waimanalo Health Center
Tuesday, April 16
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda
Get free “Good-to-Go” advance care planning toolkits and Hawaii state advance directive forms.
For more information, e-mail mary@compassionandchoices.org.

Bronxville, New York
“How to Die in Oregon”

Thursday, April 18
5:00 p.m.
Sarah Lawrence College
A showing of the documentary, followed by a panel discussion.

Hendersonville, North Carolina
NC Western Chapter meeting

Thursday, April 18
1:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Kanuga & Price
A showing of the PBS Frontline documentary “The Suicide Plan,” followed by an open discussion.

Eugene, Oregon
Eugene Fundraising Luncheon

Tuesday, April 23
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Keynote speaker is Secretary of State Kate Brown. Reserve your seat at http://cco-eugene.eventbrite.com/

Las Cruces, New Mexico
NM Las Cruces Group meeting

Sunday, April  21
1:30 p.m.
Branigan Library – Roadrunner Room
200 E Picacho Ave
This is the one-year anniversary of the group’s formation.

Berkeley, California
North Berkeley Senior Center Health Fair

Tuesday, April 23
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue

Skokie, Illinois
IL Chicago Group meeting

Sunday, April 28
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
7574 N Lincoln Avenue
“Dear Doctor: Please Honor my Choices” and the new Illinois POLST law.

Castro Valley, California
Senior Health and Wellness Resource Fair

Thursday, May 2
9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior and Community Center
17800 Redwood Road

Portland, Oregon
Barbara Coombs Lee on the work of Compassion & Choices

Tuesday, May 7
7:30 p.m.
Willamette Hall
Mirabella Retirement Community
3550 SW Bond Avenue
The national president of Compassion and Choices will speak about the work the organization is doing. 

Santa Rosa, California
2013 Senior Expo

Saturday, May 4
9:00 a.m. to noon
Finley Community Center & Person Senior Wing
2060 West College Avenue
For more information, contact Jan Post-Schwarz, 707-543-4624, jpost-schwarz@srcity.org

Portland, Oregon
How To Die in Oregon screening

Thursday, May 9
7:30 p.m.
Willamette Hall
Mirabella Retirement Community
3550 SW Bond Avenue
Compassion & Choices Board Member Sue Porter will introduce the 2011 Sundance Winner for best U.S. documentary.

Portland, Oregon
“Death with Dignity – Clarification and Implementation”

Saturday, May 11
4:00 p.m.
Willamette Hall
Mirabella Retirement Community
3550 SW Bond Avenue
A presentation by Compassion & Choices Board Member Sue Porter.

New York, New York
“Dementia and End-of-Life Decision Making”

Thursday, May 16
7:00 p.m.
The New York Society for Ethical Culture
A presentation with Compassion & Choices New York’s Judith Schwarz and Bonnie Steinbock, bioethicist and professor of philosophy.

San Rafael, California
Blue Door Seminars

Wednesday May 22
2:00 p.m.
1003 Third Street
Dr. Robert Liner will discuss Compassion and Choices at the End of Life
More information at http://jrhastingslaw.com/event.php?id=74 or 415-459-6635

Fremont, California
Four Seasons of Health Expo

Friday, June 7
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Fremont Multi-Service Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
For more information contact Raymond Grimm, (510) 574-2063, rgrimm@freemont.gov