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Book Talk: “Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die with Dignity” December 5, 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut St, Oneonta, NY 13820 A discussion about Oneonta native Joanne Tubbs Kelly's (OHS class of 1969) book "Walking Him Home: Helping My Husband Die with Dignity" about her experience with medical aid in dying in Colorado. All are invited to join in this potentially 'lively' discussion of medical aid in dying, which New York legislators will be considering when they resume their legislative session in January.

Wishes & Values: Getting the Care you Want and Deserve at the End of Life (Syracuse) December 6, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209 This program will provide participants with an overview of options for end-of-life care that exist for people with a serious illness diagnosis. Participants will learn what legal documents are required to ensure that they get the care they want -- and are spared the care they don’t want -- should they be unable to speak for themselves.

Utica University: Conversation about Medical Aid in Dying & Disability Rights December 7, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET Sherwood Boehlert Hall and Conference Center, 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502

Wishes & Values: Getting the Care you Want and Deserve at the End of Life (Ithaca) December 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), 301 W Court St, Ithaca, NY 14850 This program will provide participants with an overview of options for end-of-life care that exist for people with a serious illness diagnosis. Participants will learn what legal documents are required to ensure that they get the care they want -- and are spared the care they don’t want -- should they be unable to speak for themselves.

Legalizing Medical Aid in Dying in New York: A Community Conversation (Ithaca) December 8, 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850 New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act has been pending in the state legislature for more than 7 years and lawmakers have failed to act. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in New York to request and receive medication that they can take to die peacefully in their sleep. Come find out what the bill would do and what it will take to pass make New York the next state to authorize this compassionate end-of-life option.

Legalizing Medical Aid in Dying in New York: A Community Conversation (New Paltz) December 12, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET Woodland Pond, 100 Woodland Pond Cir, New Paltz, NY 12561 New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act has been pending in the state legislature for more than 7 years and lawmakers have failed to act. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in New York to request and receive medication that they can take to die peacefully in their sleep. Come find out what the bill would do and what it will take to pass make New York the next state to authorize this compassionate end-of-life option. This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are required.

Massachusetts Hearing and Testimony Workshop December 12, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET Online or by phone Hearing and testimony workshop for MA supporters

Montana Lobby Training December 13, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MT Online Join Compassion & Choices staff to learn more about talking to Montana legislators about upcoming legislation that threatens medical aid in dying.

Massachusetts Legislative Process Workshop December 13, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET Online or by phone Compassion & Choices Regional Advocacy Manager Melissa Stacy will discuss the important timeline and nuances of the MA State legislative process as it relates to the filing and passage of our medical-aid-in-dying bill. MA State Representative James "Jim" O'Day will be joining us for the beginning of the training to talk about the upcoming session, and give some insight into the process. This presentation will be recorded.

Mid Atlantic: Healthcare Equity at the End of Life December 13, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET Online

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