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Join us for live monthly discussions on topics related to

coping with serious illness, disability and end of life.

These are informal conversations that begin with a basic overview of the day’s topic before opening up to the group for Q&A and conversation. They are free and open to anyone who wants to join, so invite your friends, family members or pets!

 

Can’t make it to the live session? Once registered, you’ll receive a link to the recording. Click on any of the scheduled conversations below to find out more and RSVP or view recordings from past discussions.

Upcoming Events

  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, Jan 29
    Virtual Event
    Jan 29, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • Medical Decision Making
    Fri, Feb 05
    Virtual Event
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Virtual Event
    Understanding the science of prognosis, treatment trade-offs, and healthcare’s momentum and assumptions.
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  • Communicating with Others
    Fri, Mar 05
    Virtual Event
    Mar 05, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Virtual Event
    Navigating illness, from any angle, is so much about communication. But most of us don’t have much training.
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  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, Mar 26
    Virtual Event
    Mar 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • Issues of Intimacy, Sexuality & Sensuality
    Fri, Apr 02
    Virtual Event
    Apr 02, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Deep physical connection is as primal as it gets. Yet, our sex lives are among the first things to go when we’re sick.
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  • Questions on Advance Care Planning
    Fri, May 07
    Virtual Event
    May 07, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Advance care documents are tricky to complete if you don't understand the context or consequences.
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  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, May 28
    Virtual Event
    May 28, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • Active Dying and the Final Days of Life
    Fri, Jun 04
    Virtual Event
    Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Dying is a part of life and there are things to consider both directly before and directly after a death.
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  • Demystifying Hospice and Palliative Care
    Fri, Jul 09
    Virtual Event
    Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Hospice and palliative care are too often confused with each other; but are importantly different.
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  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, Jul 30
    Virtual Event
    Jul 30, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • Anything Goes!
    Fri, Aug 06
    Vitual Event
    Aug 06, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Vitual Event
    There’s so much to be covered and not always a tidy title for what you hope to discuss, bring up any topic!
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  • Living with Alzheimer’s or Other Kinds of Dementia
    Fri, Sep 03
    Virtual Event
    Sep 03, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Dementia taxes people, patients and caregivers alike, in ways unlike any other type of illness.
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  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, Sep 17
    Virtual Event
    Sep 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • The Myth of “Disability”
    Fri, Oct 01
    Virtual Event
    Oct 01, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    Virtual Event
    Disability is a minority group that any of us could join at any time. For something so normal, disability remains shrouded in shame.
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  • Collective Trauma and Grief
    Fri, Nov 05
    Virtual Event
    Nov 05, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    Troubled times don’t stop when the trouble goes away.
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  • Caregiver Series
    Fri, Nov 19
    Virtual Event
    Nov 19, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Virtual Event
    Caregiving encompasses everything, from the emotional to the practical to the medical, the list is endless.
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  • Fearing Death
    Fri, Dec 03
    Virtual Event
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Virtual Event
    Fear of death is as natural as our need for water.
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Past Discussion Recordings

Caregiving

 

Grief and Loss

Coping

  • BJ Miller

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