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Town Hall: Navigating End-of-Life Care and Choice During the Pandemic Meeting April 13, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET This is the first of Compassion & Choices' new national webinar series, Staying Stronger Together. COVID-19 has given many Americans a new awareness of their own mortality and raised the relevancy of end-of-life planning. With that awareness is a new set of challenges in that regard: concern over whether a ventilator will be available if you need it; confusion over resuscitation, intubation and life support; and concerns about dying in complete isolation from your family — exactly the death many of us have always feared most.

How to Become a Powerful Virtual Advocate Meeting April 14, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET This webinar is part of Compassion & Choices' Staying Stronger Together national webinar series. This webinar will help introduce Compassion & Choices supporters and volunteers to the many digital tools available in this new time where all of us are staying at home and learning how to move our lives online. No matter how familiar you are with Facebook, Twitter, and other online tools, attendees will learn new skills for making their voices heard in the digital sphere. After you sign up, you'll receive an email with details to join online or by phone on April 14.

California New Volunteer Training Webinar April 14, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT Online Training webinar for new volunteers in California

CANCELED: Minnesota Day at the Capitol Community Event April 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155 Our Day at the Capitol is a great way to share your personal story face-to-face with your representatives. Sign up and mark your calendar. More details to follow. *You do not need to plan on being there all day. As meetings are arranged with legislators, we will let you know the specific time window to plan on.* Note: Compassion & Choices and the MN legislature are monitoring the current coronavirus situation and will let you know if plans change before April 16.

National Healthcare Decisions Day: End-of-Life Decisions Guide and Toolkit Meeting April 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET This webinar is part of Compassion & Choices' Staying Stronger Together national webinar series. In the midst of the current pandemic, end-of-life planning and care are at the forefront of many public conversations. Join Compassion & Choices National Medical Director, Dr. David Grube, for an hour-long overview of advance care planning. Participants will learn more about potential medical interventions at the end of life, learn new terminology and be given tools for planning. After you sign up, you'll receive an email with details to join online or by phone on April 16.

POSTPONED: New York Spring Lobby Day 2020 Meeting April 20, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET New York State Capitol, State St & Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224 This event has been POSTPONED pending future advisement of federal and state officials on the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please watch your email and follow Compassion & Choices New York on Facebook for updates on future opportunities.

Illinois - The End-of-Life Care and Options Movement: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading Community Event April 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT This Illinois-specific discussion will feature Kim Callinan, Compassion & Choices President and CEO, as we discuss the current state of the end-of-life care and options movement and where we go from here. We will discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, our role in responding to this crisis and what we can as a movement.

Virtual Town Hall: Protecting End-of-Life Autonomy in Montana Community Event April 28, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM MT In December 2009, Montana’s highest court ruled that terminally ill adults may choose medical aid in dying under state law and that it is lawful for Montana physicians to participate in the practice. Join us for a virtual town hall event celebrating more than a decade of access to medical aid in dying and looking forward to impending challenges to end-of-life autonomy in Montana.