Posted on September 27, 2018 at 4:00 AM
Reimagine End of Life is a week of exploring big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. From October 27 through November 3, artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, faith and community leaders, and innovators across all five boroughs of New York City are uniting to create a unique week with more than 250 events.
Here is the list of just End of Life Choices New York’s events.
End of Life Choices in New York State that Permit a Patient-Hastened Death
Palliative care can enable most people to die a peaceful death, but for a few people, it is not enough. EOLCNY Clinical Director Judith Schwarz will discuss two options in New York State that capacitated patients can use to control the circumstances and timing of death.
October 29th, 6-7:30pm, Columbia School of Social Work
What Social Workers Should Know About End of Life Care
Social workers who take this workshop, given by EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard, will be able to significantly improve their clients’ end of life care by learning about advance directives, hospice, palliative care, and treatment options
October 30th, 1:30-4pm, 120 East 23rd Street
Defining Hope Screening and Discussion
Defining Hope, an hour-long documentary from director Carolyn Jones, tells the story of patients dealing with life-threatening illness as they move between ICUs, operating rooms, hospice care and home. The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard and producer Barbara Glickstein.
November 1st, 6-8pm, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
Day of the Dead Storytelling Night
A storytelling experience in Spanish and English, where local writers and poets will share stories of loss and make space for the community to share, learn, and heal. EOLCNY’s Latino Outreach Coordinator, Aydasara Ortega, will be there to provide informational handouts for attendees.
November 1st, 6:30-8;30pm, Word Up Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
How to Avoid Unwanted Medical Care
Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant David Leven will discuss how you can have your end of life wishes respected and receive high-quality care.
November 2nd, 12-1:30, 120 East 23rd Street
My Own Tongue
A reading of a play commissioned by EOLCNY about a woman’s struggle with cancer is used to facilitate a dynamic discussion about the legalization of medical aid in dying in New York State. The discussion will be led by EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard and the playwright, Suzanne Hayes-Kelly.
November 2nd, 7-9pm, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street