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The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act and How to Access It June 14, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MT Online SB24-068 was signed by the governor and becomes law on August 7, 2024. Gina Gentry, Colorado Campaign Manager, will present an overview of end-of-life care in the United States, medical aid in dying, improvements to the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act and next steps to ensure all Coloradans have access to their full range of end-of-life options.

Midwest Annual Train the Advocate Workshop June 15, 2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT Online

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.

Train the Advocate 108: How to Effectively Engage Faith Communities July 17, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET Online - Zoom Link to be Emailed Train the Advocate 108: How to Effectively Engage Faith Communities: Strategies for Successful Communication - Join Zeena Regis, Compassion and Choices’ Director of Faith Engagement/ Priority Populations, and Isabella Carr, Master of Divinity Candidate at Harvard Divinity School, for an advocacy training session on building coalitions with faith communities in our movement. In this training, participants will learn how to engage with congregations effectively, respond to common religious concerns, and create local faith programs that support compassionate end-of-life options and care for all.

Train the Advocate 109: Navigating Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure with Dr. Pauline Boss August 12, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Online - Zoom Link to be Emailed In recognition of National Day of Grief Awareness later this month, we invite you to an insightful webinar with Dr. Pauline Boss, renowned for her groundbreaking work on ambiguous loss, and as a family therapist for over 40 years. This webinar will delve into the complexities of experiencing loss that lacks clarity and finality such as loved ones gone missing physically (kidnapped) or psychologically (dementia) with no certainty of life or death. There is loss of emotional connection despite physical presence or a loss of physical presence despite an emotional connection. Dr. Boss will also challenge the conventional notion of "closure," clarifying what is needed instead, and offering guidance and coping strategies for building resilience. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate these unique but frequent types of loss and grief.