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Here is a comprehensive listing of Bay Area activities planned around the With Eyes Open series broadcast. Bookmark this page so you may check frequently for updates and additions.

 
Event:   Sacramento Health Decisions conducts two Leaders' Trainings: Helping People Prepare. The half-day trainings help participants improve their group facilitation skills and become more comfortable using the "Talking It Over" discussion guide, as well as foster community collaboration.
Date #1:   Saturday, September 9, 2000
Location:   Total Life Conference Center, 1245 East Herndon Ave., Fresno, CA
Date #2:   Saturday, November 4, 2000
Location:   Santa Rosa, CA (exact location TBA)
Time:   8:30am - 12:30pm
More Info:   (916) 484-2485 or www.sachealthdecisions.org

 

Event:   Loss & Grief Workshop for Loss through Suicide. This day-long workshop is an opportunity for participants to explore the grieving process in a warm and supportive atmosphere and to share with others who have also had a loss through suicide.
Date:   Saturday, September 9, 2000
Location:   Center for Attitudinal Healing, 33 Buchanan Dr., Sausalito, CA 94965
Time:   9:00am - 4:00pm
More Info:   (415) 331-6161ext. 105 or e-mail: Home123@aol.com

 

Event:   The End-of-Life Coalition of Contra Costa presents End-of-Life Care and Decision Making: Local Resources Panel and Presentation. Forum One provides information on what services are available to people facing end-of-life decisions and their families. Forum Two explores adults and their own mortality while caring for a loved one.
Date:   Thursday, September 14, 2000
Location:   Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Stage 3, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Times:   2:00pm - 4:00pm; 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Contact:   Andrea L. Campos; Hospice of Contra Costa Foundation
More Info:   (925) 609-1849 or (925) 943-SHOW

 

Event:   VNA & Home Hospice presents Becoming a Blessing: A morning of storytelling with Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Come meet New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller, Rachel Naomi Remen as she reads from her newest book, "My Grandfather's Blessings", and shares what she has learned about serving and blessing life from people with life threatening illnesses
Date:   Saturday, September 16, 2000
Location:   Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Times:   9:30am - 12:30pm Contact: VNA & Home Hospice
More Info:   (707) 542-5045

 

Event:   Faith Community Task Force organizes the End-of-Life Care Coalition of Monterey County: Dying with Faith, Opening the Dialogue
Date #1:   Saturday, September 16, 2000
Location:   Bethlehem Lutheran Church Community Room, 800 Cass Street, Monterey, CA
Date #2:   Sunday, September 17, 2000
Location:   Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 E. Alvin Dr., Salinas, CA
Time:   2:00pm - 4:00pm
More Info:   (831) 333-9023

 

Event:   Compassion In Dying of Northern California hosts an open forum preceding the organization's monthly meeting, discussing Bill Moyers' On Our Own Terms and KQED/Bay Window's With Eyes Open
Date:   Thursday, September 21, 2000
Location:   TBA Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact:   Carole van Aelstyn; Compassion In Dying of Northern California
More Info:   (707) 544-5993 or e-mail: nca@compassionindying.org

 

Event:   Hospice of Marin hosts two community forums following On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America
Date:   Thursday, September 21, 2000

Location #1:
  Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925
Time:  
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location #2:   Wine Country House, 800 Oregon Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Time:   10:00am - 11:30am
Contact:   Nancy Langley; Hospice of Marin
More Info:   (415) 945-3105

 

Event:   Isn't It Time We Talk About It? Another showing of the Moyers Series on Dying. Each week, one of the series will be shown with a facilitated discussion to follow.
Date:   Thursday, September 21 & 28, October 5 & 12, 2000
Location:   Hospice Caring Project, 6851 Soquel Dr., Aptos, CA 95003
Time:   6:30pm - 9:00pm
More Info:   (831) 688-7684

 

Event:   VNA & Hospice of Northern California presents: A Balancing Act: Exercising Care Options During Advanced Medical Illness
Date:   Monday, September 25, 2000
Location:   Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Handrickson Auditorium, 100 San Mateo Dr., San Mateo, CA 94401
Time:   1:00p - 2:30pm
Contact:   Pat Murphy, Hospice Director; VNA & Hospice of Northern California
More Info:   (510) 450-8512


Event:   VNA & Hospice of Northern California presents: A Balancing Act: Exercising Care Options During Advanced Medical Illness
Date:   Monday, September 25, 2000
Location:   Mills-Peninsula Hospital, Handrickson Auditorium, 100 San Mateo Dr., San Mateo, CA 94401
Time:   1:00p - 2:30pm
Contact:   Pat Murphy, Hospice Director; VNA & Hospice of Northern California
More Info:   (510) 450-8512

 

Event:   California Hospice and Palliative Care Association Region 5 offers Continuing the Conversation: Community Forum to Discuss End-of-Life Issues
Date:  
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Location:   VA Hospice in Palo Alto, 3801 Miranda Ave. Bldg 101 (Auditorium), Palo Alto, CA 94304
Time:  
6:00pm (light meal); 7:00pm - 9:00pm (program)
Contact:  
Sandy Coolidge; Mid-Peninsula Pathways Hospice
More Info:   (888) 755-7855 ext. 6199

 

Event:   ACCESS to End-of-Life Care: A Community Initiative will host a town hall meeting among San Francisco-based Latino community members and leaders to review and discuss selected segments of On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America
Date:   late September (exact date TBA)

Location:
  TBA
Time:   TBA
Contact:   Cade McCall; ACCESS to End-of-Life Care More Info: (415) 566-9710

 

Event:   The Coalition for End-of-Life Education and Support presents Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making, A Community Education Panel Discussion
Date:   early October (exact date TBA)
Location:   TBA
Time:   TBA
Contact:   Pat Murphy, Hospice Director; VNA & Hospice of Northern California
More Info:   (510) 450-8512

 

Event:   Spiritual Care Education and Training Program in collaboration with the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco sponsors Being Present with Death: A Buddhist Perspective. An introduction to the Buddhist view of death, ways of being with our fear, and how to spiritually prepare for death.
Date:   Friday, October 6, 2000
Location:   California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Time:   7:00pm
More Info:   (415) 575-6100 or www.spcare.org

 

Event:   "How Can I Be of Help?" Home & Hospital Visitor Training. A training for professionals or lay persons wishing to provide emotional support in the home of hospital setting.
Date:   Friday - Sunday, October 13 - 15, 2000
Location:   Center for Attitudinal Healing, 33 Buchanan Dr., Sausalito, CA 94965
Contact:   Cheryl Shohan; Center for Attitudinal Healing
More Info:   (415) 331-6161 ext. 103 or e-mail: Home123@aol.com

 

Event:   Being With Dying-a weekend retreat for all who wish to explore the inevitable mystery of life and death. This workshop focuses on contemplative care of the dying and on facing our own mortality, with compassion and awareness.
Date:   Friday - Sunday, October 20 - 22, 2000
Location:   Hearts and Hands Healing Center (off Mendocino Coast)
Time:   5:00pm (Friday) - 2:00pm (Sunday)
Contact:   Redwing Keyssar, Box 388, Albion, CA 95410
More Info:   (707) 937-3334 or email: redwing@mcn.org

 

Event:   St. Andrews Episcopal Church hosts two days of Choices for Living/Choices for Dying, using "Talking It Over: A Guide for Group Discussions on End-of-Life Issues"
Date #1:   Friday, October 20, 2000
Time:   6:00pm - 9:00pm (includes dinner)
Date #2:   Saturday, October 21, 2000
Time:   9:00am - 1:00pm (includes brunch)
Location:   13601 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070
Contact:   Beverly Bennett More Info: (408) 867-3493 ext. 250

 

Event:   The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) presents End-of-Life Care: EPEC With Choices, a one-day version of EPEC offered as a pre-course at the national meeting of the ACCP
Date:   Sunday, October 22, 2000
Location:   Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Time:   7:30am - 5:00pm
Contact:   Mary Katherine Krause
More Info:   (800) 343-2227 or www.chestnet.org/education/courses/epec/index.html

 

Event:   Will We Die the Way We Like To? A panel discussion with experts in the fields of hospice, healthcare and Buddhist philosophy.
Date:   Friday, October 27, 2000
Location:   Rigpa, 449 Powell St., Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA 94102
Time:   7:00pm
More Info:   (415) 392-2057 or www.spcare.org

 

Event:   UC Berkeley Extension's Fall workshop offers two workshops on Aging, Spirituality, Loss and Grief
Dates:   Saturday, October 28, 2000 Saturday, November 4, 2000
Time:   9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:   UC Berkeley Extension, 1995 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720
More Info:   (510) 643-3883 or www.unex.berkeley.edu/cert/loss.html

 

Event:   Educating Physicians in End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum
Date:   Thursday-Friday, November 9-10, 2000
Location:   Santa Clara County Medical Association, 700 Empey Way, San Jose, CA 95128
Contact:   Elizabeth S. Menkin, MD Hospice Medical Director, Kaiser San Jose
More Info:   (408) 972-6300 or email: Elizabeth.Menkin@kp.org

 

Event:   Facing Death, Finding Hope: A workshop with Christine Longaker and Annie Eichenholz. A three-day lecture/workshop covering topics such as: compassion meditations; healing relationships; overcoming communication blockages; preparing spiritually for death; and spiritual care through the process of bereavement.
Date #1:   Friday, November 10, 2000
Time:   7:00pm - 9:00pm (Lecture)
Date #2:   Saturday - Sunday, November 11 - 12, 2000
Time:   10:00am - 5:30pm (workshop)
Location:   California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103
More Info:   (415) 575-6100 or www.spcare.org


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