Compassion & Choices Events

Compassion & Choices Signature Event

Since 2020, Compassion & Choices holds our Signature Event in October. This important event highlights the year's successes, what to expect in the coming year, and fundraises to support our work.

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Conversations that Count: Advance Care Planning March 29, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT Online or by phone Death finds us all eventually. We can’t prevent that. But we can direct how we’d like our final days to unfold. Advance care planning is about making thoughtful choices now, putting them into a written advance directive and discussing those choices with others. In this webinar, you will learn about end-of-life options available to you, identify what matters most to you, and how you can get the care you want at the end of life, even if you are unable to speak for yourself.

National Doctors Day Webinar – Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life March 30, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET Online Join award-winning film director, Joe Fab, in a debut presentation Bedside Stories: My Role as Healer at the End of Life, a series of short films spotlighting physicians who provide medical aid in dying to their terminally ill patients.

Empowerment at the End of Life: Charting your Dementia Journey April 5, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT Online or by phone We know that one in two older people now die with a dementia diagnosis. Did you know that there are compassionate end-of-life options for people with dementia if you plan ahead? Compassion & Choices has developed Tools to Finish Strong with unique interactive, web-based tools to help people take control of their care even after a dementia diagnosis. In this training, you will learn how to provide clear care instructions to your loved ones in the event of a current or future dementia diagnosis and how to support a loved one if you are a caretaker.

Inviting Joy into Grief: A Conversation about Living with Loss AND with Joy April 6, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Online Join Compassion & Choices’ Senior Director of Legacy & Planned Giving, Sam Young, in a lively conversation with author and grief mentor, Kimberley Pittman-Schulz, about navigating grief and reimagining life after loss. Together we’ll explore how you can invite joy back into your days, even in the midst of difficult emotions. Kimberley will also offer a simple practice for taking a break from grief through one tiny, yet powerful, ritual. Bring your questions and personal experiences, and join this special dialogue.

Compassion & Choices New York 2023 Campaign Briefing April 12, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET Online or by phone Join us via Zoom to hear from Compassion & Choices' New York campaign team about the outlook for the remaining weeks of the 2023 legislative session and what we need to do to authorize medical aid in dying in New York.

Perspectives from Death Doulas: Learn how a death doula can add value to your end-of-life care team April 13, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT Online (Co-hosted with Be Present Care) Join us as we speak with a panel of death doulas to learn about the important roles they can fill at the end of life. Compassion & Choices is proud to co-host this event with Stefanie Elkins, eldercare specialist/end-of-life doula and founder of Be Present Care. Our talented end-of-life doula panelists include Adrian Allotey, Jamie Thrower and Birgitta Kastenbaum.

As the End Nears: Dying with Kidney Failure April 18, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Online This webinar, the second of a four-part series, follows the final stages of living with kidney failure, including treatments, symptoms and the physical experience.

Compassion & Choices New York: 2023 Spring Lobby Day April 24, 2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET New York State Capitol, State St & Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224

Encouraging Lively Conversations about Death April 27, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT Online (Co-hosted with Be Present Care) Talking about the end of life can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! Join Lori LoCicero and Lisa Pahl, LCSW, co-creators of the Death Deck; and Stefanie Elkins, eldercare specialist/end-of-life doula with Be Present Care and founder of Death Over Drafts; and Angela Schultz, MSW, with Compassion & Choices to learn interesting, compassionate and fun ways to discuss death.

Finish Strong Iowa - Dementia and End-of-Life Decisions May 11, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT Online

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