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Compassion & Choices volunteers and campaigners hold events in communities large and small across the country, including film screenings, educational presentations and advance-planning seminars. You can hear from inspiring advocates and renowned experts about end-of-life issues. Most events are free, and newcomers are welcome. 

California

Online California Statewide
Introductory Webinar on the End of Life Option Act and the Access Campaign
Thursdays at 9:00 am
To RSVP and receive instructions for joining the webinar, please complete this formFor additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

Stockton
End of Life Option Act Symposium free for healthcare professionals
Wednesday, November 8th
From 9am to noon
Location: Residence Inn Stockton–3240 March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219
Register for the event at: bit.ly/optionact
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

Pleasant Hill
Advance Care Planning Summit
FREE EVENT for anyone who supports or assists others with advance care planning, including senior advocates, social workers, nurses, physicians, chaplains, financial planners, fiduciaries, hospice workers, caregivers, and volunteers.
Friday, November 10th
Registration: 8:30am
Summit: 9am to 4pm
Location: Pleasant Hill Community Center–320 Civic Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

San Diego
San Diego Volunteer Meet & Greet
Meet with other volunteers in your area to learn what you can do to ensure people have access to the End of Life Option Act!!
Sunday, November 12th
From 1:30pm to 3pm
Location: Leavitt Group–3636 Nobel Dr., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92122
RSVP to Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

San Francisco
Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair
Compassion & Choices will be hosting a table full of resources on California’s End of Life Option Act
Sunday, November 12th
From 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Jewish Community Center–3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

Berkeley
End of Life Option Act educational presentation
Monday, November 13th
Starts at 10am
Location: South Berkeley Senior Center–2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA 94703
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

Laguna Woods
End of Life Option Act educational presentation
Thursday, November 16th
Starts at 10am
Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Village
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

Valley Village
Compassion & Choices resources on California’s End of Life Option Act will be available at Temple Beth Hillel’s Shabbaton
Saturday, November 18th
From 8:30am to 3pm
Temple Beth Hillel–12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, CA 91607
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

San Francisco
End of Life Option Act educational presentation
Tuesday, December 19th
From 1pm to 2:30pm
NEXT Village San Francisco
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected].

New York

Monday, November 13
Southampton, New York
League of Women Voters Forum on End of Life Choices
6:30 pm
Parrish Memorial Hall
235 Herrick Road, Southampton, NY
This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons and Southampton Hospital. Panelists will include Corinne Carey, Compassion & Choices New York campaign director; David Leven, Emeritus Executive Director of End of Life Choices New York; Priscilla Ruffin, Director of East End Hospice, Dr. Louis Avvento, M.D., a palliative care specialist; and Father Michael Vetrano, Phd, a medical ethicist. Supporters should come to hear diverse perspectives on end of life choices. For more information, email [email protected].

Tuesday, November 14
Buffalo, New York
Wishes & Values at Life’s End: Getting the care you want and deserve
5:30 – 8 pm
Evergreen Commons
67 Prospect Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14201
In partnership with Evergreen Health, Compassion & Choices New York will host a program designed to provide participants with information about planning for care at the end of life. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 5:30 pm, and the program will begin at 6 pm. Join us for this free event open to the public where we will talk about something all of us and all of our loved ones will face: making decisions about the kind of care we want and deserve at the end of our lives.
Reservations requested, but not required. For more information, email [email protected]

Saturday, November 18
Mount Kisco
Screening of “How To Die In Oregon” and Discussion about the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act
12:30 pm
Mount Kisco Public Library
100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
The New York campaign will hold a screening and community discussion about New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. For more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].

December 6, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
A public forum on end of life choices at Brooklyn Borough Hall featuring terminally ill New Yorkers, doctors and clergy leaders, and families who have experienced the painful loss of loved ones.
6:30 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
For more information, contact [email protected].

December 7, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Advocacy Training
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Brooklyn, New York
An event for supporters, volunteers, and advocates to learn more about New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act and our plans for advocacy in 2018.
For more information, contact [email protected].

Wednesday, December 13
Levittown, New York
Death with Dignity Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of East Nassau
7:00 pm
Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Ln, Levittown, NY 11756
A public form to discuss Death with Dignity and legislation pending in Albany that would authorize medical aid in dying hosted by the League of Women Voters of East Nassau. For more information, contact [email protected].