Davis Event: Jan. 22nd, 2019

The Yolo Coalition to Honor Choices is hosting this opportunity to talk about your wishes during a serious illness or at end-of-life.  Our goal is to provide education and support to complete your written directives, as well as to speak with your family and your physician about your wishes.  We’ll watch a brief video followed by an advance care planning workshop to inform the conversation, then have facilitated discussions in small groups.

Our media piece will be:

“100 Things,” a Chapter from Consider the Conversation

This is an excerpt from the award winning documentary, Consider the Conversation, featuring Dr. Martin Welsh of California. Dr. Welsh was a family practitioner who self-diagnosed himself with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Marty shared his story in his very personal essay “100 Things, Leading to a Single Choice.” As he stated in his essay, ALS is “a cruel neurological illness in which a normally functioning intellect becomes trapped in an increasingly weak and eventually paralyzed body. Soon, I will die from it.”  Dr. Welsh’s wisdom, first as a doctor and then as a patient, helps others define quality of life and sheds light on the importance of listening to a patient’s end-of-life wishes.

Our advance care planning workshop will be led by Annie Hargadon, MD, Medical Director for YoloCare palliative program.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 10:00 am
Davis Senior Center
646 A St, Davis, CA 95616
Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by calling 530-601-5778 or emailing rsvp@yolohospice.org.  This is a FREE event, but we appreciate RSVPs to prepare refreshments.

The Yolo Coalition to Honor Choices was formed in 2018 to support advance care planning in the communities of Yolo County.  This collaboration builds on the work many organizations have already done individually.  Members include the Alzheimer’s Association, Citizens Who Care, Davis Community Church, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, Woodland Healthcare, Listen-Ink, Sutter Health-Davis, Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, and Yolo Hospice.  Learn more at www.YoloCHC.org

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