"Through collaboration and education, provide the resources to prepare individuals to make informed end of life choices that are consistent with their values and beliefs."
National Healthcare Decisions Day Luncheon
When: 4/16/19 from 12 - 2 pm
Where: Cochise College, Community Room
901 N. Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ
Register below by 4/5/19
Who will make healthcare decisions for you, life or death decisions for you, should you not be able to make those decisions on your own? Have you thought about it, talked about it, or made any arrangements to legalize it?
Give this great gift to the people who care about you.
We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected.
Guest Speakers Include:
Laura Villa, Program Director, SEAGO Area Agency on Aging - Ms. Villa will discuss services provided by the Area Agency on Aging and local resources available throughout Cochise County.
Dr. Andrew Latchman, Palliative Care and Internal Medicine Physician - Dr. Latchman will discuss what palliative care is and the role of palliative care in serious illness. Dr. Latchman is new to Sierra Vista and the only local palliative care physician.
Paul Melo, Attorney at Law, Williams Melo, PLC - Mr. Melo will discuss advance care planning including healthcare directives, medical-power-of-attorney, and living wills from a legal perspective.
We'll also have representatives from hospice to discuss the role of hospice and advance care planning.
Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, educated, and empowered to begin the conversation with your own loved ones.
Lunch will be provided at no cost - registration required.
Registration is free but space is limited. Registration deadline is 4/5/19. Register below.
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04/16/19 - National Healthcare Decisions Day Luncheon (Sierra Vista) - REGISTER
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04/03/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer (Willcox) - REGISTER
03/15/19 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Elfrida)
02/23/19 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista)
02/19/19 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Patagonia)
02/01/19 - Honoring A Life: Train the Trainer (Sierra Vista)
01/26/19 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Douglas)
01/23/19 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Benson)
11/09/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Willcox)
11/05/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista)
10/30/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Sunsites)
10/24/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Bisbee)
10/03/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Bisbee)
09/27/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista)
09/09/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Douglas)
08/30/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Huachuca City)
07/17/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Willcox)
07/14/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Patagonia)
06/30/18 - Communication in Serious Illness (Sierra Vista)
06/27/18 - Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning (Tombstone)
06/23/18 - Communication in Serious Illness: Train the Trainer (Phoenix)
For questions please contact Veronica "Ronnie" Squyres at 520.355.5226.
Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Assoc. (AzHHA) - the statewide association for those organizations and leaders devoted to collectively building better healthcare and health for the patients, people and communities of Arizona.
Az Attorney General - Life Care Planning documents - visit the Attorney General's website for important forms and other resources or download complete LCP packets in English or Spanish.
Thoughtful Life Conversations - When it comes to end of life care, one conversation can make all the difference. This 2 hour Honoring A Life workshop helps people begin the conversation and outlines a clear process for them to ensure that their priorities and preferences for end of life care are known, documented and honored. Workshop objectives are to reduce fear and stigma around talking about dying and to allow people to consider what is important to them; learn how to talk to others about their wishes; review healthcare planning decisions, resources and documents; learn with whom to share their healthcare planning documents; and discuss when to review and update these documents. Workshops are designed for the general public and anyone 18 years or older but with special focus on the elderly or those with serious illness. Registration is free but space is limited. To arrange a class for your community please send us a message using the contact form below
The Conversation Project - free resources and guides to help you get the conversation started!
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. Visit their CaringInfo page for EOL resources and documents.
National Institute on Aging - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services end of life matters information and resources.
Prepare For Your Care - a great source for easy to read advance directives in English and Spanish and other helpful tools.
Squyres, Veronica "Ronnie", MA - Area Agency on Aging Community Education Coordinator (Chairperson)
Ascher, Sarah, MS – United Way of Tucson & So. Arizona, End of Life Care Partnership
Beckford, Karen, AzHHA/Thoughful Life Conversations
Cook, Lorna, NP – Nurse Practitioner, VA Medical Center
Cornell, Allison - The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
Dale, Karen, Cochise College
Djordjevic, Arleene, NP - Nurse Practioner Assoc./Cochise College
Garcia, Claudia, RN - Casa de la Paz Hospice
Godwin, Debi - VICaP
Gray, Carolyn, RN - Valor Hospice Care
Hepburn, Margaret - Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
Huffstetler-Dearing, Linda - Family Health Care Amigos
Lakosil, Jennifer, NP - Cochise College
Lane, Laura, RN - Copper Queen Community Hospial
Langley, Carrie - MSN, MPH - Cochise County Dept. of Health & Social Services
Noland, Pamela, NP - Northern Cochise Community Hospital
Parker, Deborah - Casa de la Paz Hospice
Patten, Elizabeth, Canyon Vista Medical Center Board/Community Member
Rocas, Deborah, BSN
Savage, Mark, JD - Fry Fire District
Severson, Sandra, BSN, MBA - AzHHA/Thoughtful Life Conversations
Smyth, Becky, MSN - Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
Studer, Rev. Virginia - Faith Presbyterian Church SV
Taylor, Leslie - Life Care Center
Vandivort, Monica, MD - Banner Health/U of A South
Villa, Laura - SEAGO Area Agency on Aging
Warne, Susan, JD - Canyon Vista Medical Center Board/Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona Board
SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is pleased to partner with the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, and members of the Community Coalition for End of LIfe Care to help facilitate community conversations surrounding serious illness and end of life issues.
Veronica Squyres, MA, is the Community Education Coordinator for western Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz Counties. She can be reached at 520.355.5226 or by using our Contact Form below.
Laura Villa is the Community Education Coordinator for eastern Cochise County. Laura can be reached at 520.432.2528 ext. 208 or by using our Contact Form below.
See the complete list of community organizations and Coalition participants or explore available resources and workshops by clicking on the tabs above.