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Compassionate Conversations/Conversaciones Compasivas May 20, 2024 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM PT Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr Rm 136, Encinitas, CA 92024 Please join us for a 90-minute workshop facilitating conversation around end-of-life decisions. Explore your options while enjoying refreshments, and depart with a workbook and food for thought.

Train the Advocate 101: Overview of Compassion and Choices and end-of-life options May 21, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Online - Zoom Link to be Emailed Learn about all the work Compassion and Choices does, our current medical landscape, and end-of-life options available across the United States.

What is a POLST and Who Needs One? June 4, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT Online The Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a portable medical order that can give patients with serious illness increased control over the treatment they do and do not want to receive at the end of life. The POLST helps to ensure the patient’s wishes are conveyed to emergency services and other medical providers. Compassion & Choices Medical Director, Dr. Susan Wilhoit, a palliative care physician, will explain how the Minnesota POLST fits into end-of-life planning. She’ll discuss who needs a POLST and how a POLST differs from an Advance Directive.

End-of-Life Options Massachusetts Coalition Lobby Day June 5, 2024 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET MA State House - Nurses Hall, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133 Join us and our partners in the End-of-Life Options Coalition to tell lawmakers, in person, that NOW is the time to authorize medical aid in dying in Massachusetts.

Quarterly Educational Session: Crafting Connections, Mastering Messaging June 6, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Online Compassion & Choices' National Director of Marketing and Communications, Michael Cavaiola, will provide messaging training necessary to effectively communicate stories and connections to the work surrounding end of life and medical aid in dying.

Train the Advocate 102: Dementia Values and Priority Tool June 21, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Online - Zoom Link to be Emailed We know that nearly 50% of older adults die with some form of dementia, yet the standard advance directives don’t address the complex and unique needs of people living with dementia. Our Dementia Values & Priorities Tool will help you think about and document your wishes regarding the type of care you want if or when you are living with advanced dementia. We’ll walk you through this new tool to share how we are working to transform how people live and die with dementia to ensure they are empowered and supported in getting the care they want, or avoid the care they don’t want.

Train the Advocate 107: Intro to Medical Aid in Dying June 25, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Online - Zoom Link to be Emailed In this Zoom meeting, attendees will be given an overview on medical aid in dying. Authorized in 10 states, plus Washington, D.C, medical aid in dying is a trusted and time-tested practice. Learn how mentally-capable adults who have a terminal illness with six months or less to live can request and receive medication from their healthcare provider to peacefully end their suffering.