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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
California Volunteer Orientation and Onboarding Webinar
These trainings are held a couple of Thursdays per month at 9am.
To RSVP and receive instructions for joining the webinar, please complete this form
LINK to form: [https://docs.google.com/a/compassionandchoices.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccYyo_7RbabIfJ7w1UYu5m2kcH0lQQzCSlvLvrkdAoGr4VrA/viewform?c=0&w=1]
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

San Diego
Compassion & Choices hosting a table at Lakeside Health Fair
Saturday, February 3rd
From 9am to noon
Location: Lakeside Community Center – 9841 Vine Street, Lakeside CA 92040
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

Turlock
End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) Symposium with keynote speaker Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, co-author of the EOLOA
Monday, February 12th
From 9am to noon
Location: CSU, Stanislaus – 1 University Cir, Turlock, CA 95382
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

La Mesa
End of Life Planning and Choices
Saturday, April 7th
From 9am to 11:30am
Location: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center – 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA 91942
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

Walnut Creek
End of Life Planning and Choices
Wednesday, April 11th
Location: Episcopal Senior Communities – 2185 N California Blvd Ste 575, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

La Mesa
End of Life Planning and Choices
Saturday, April 14th
From 9am to 11:30am
Location: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center – 9001 Wakarusa St, La Mesa, CA 91942
For additional information, please contact Erika Ruiz, CA Public Outreach Manager at [email protected]

New York

Thursday, January 25
Statewide
Webinar: “Wishes & Values at Life’s End: Getting the Care You Want and Deserve”
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Compassion & Choices New York will host a webinar designed to provide participants with information about planning for care at the end of life. The workshop will cover what 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. Reservation required. For more information, email [email protected]

Monday, January 29
Brookhaven, New York
Death with Dignity Forum
7 pm
Location TBD

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Brookhaven, this public forum will discuss Death with Dignity and legislation pending in Albany that would authorize medical aid in dying. For more information, contact [email protected]

Wednesday, January 31
Statewide
Volunteer Public Speaking Introduction
7 pm – 8 pm

Supporters and volunteers will learn about opportunities to engage in public speaking activities regarding the Medical Aid in Dying Act. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected].

Thursday, February 1
Albany, New York
Death with Dignity Forum
7:00 pm
East Greenbush Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer and Albany Counties and moderated by Benita Zahn, NewsChannel 13 co-anchor, this public forum will discuss Death with Dignity and legislation pending in Albany that would authorize medical aid in dying. For more information, contact [email protected]

Tuesday, February 6 2018
New York City
Film Screening of “Defining Hope”
7:30 PM
Union Square Stadium 14
850 Broadway New York, NY

Defining Hope is a documentary that weaves stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves. It is about optimism and helps us define what ‘quality of life’ really means. The film will be followed by a short panel discussion and Q&A on advance planning in New York State.

For more information contact [email protected] OR to Purchase Tickets: https://gathr.us/s/22229

Friday, February 9
Plattsburgh, New York
Death with Dignity Forum
7 pm
Location TBD

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the North Country, this presentation to the Board will discuss Death with Dignity and legislation pending in Albany that would authorize medical aid in dying. For more information, contact [email protected]

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Albany
Getting Your Affairs in Order + Digital Estate Planning
12:15–2:00 pm
William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie)   Map
629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
The meeting is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Albany
Dignity Through the Life Cycle
12:15–2:00 pm
William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie)  
629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15
New York City
Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy and Ethics

New York campaign director Corinne Carey will be speaking at this Global Bioethics Initiative Conference in New York. To learn more or register, visit this website: https://www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=9558

Tuesday, May 1
Albany, New York
Spring Lobby Day
11 am – 4 pm