"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."

Arizona Short Form Living Will and POA (revised)
Arizona Short Form Living Will and POA (Spanish)
Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19 Guide (Eng)
Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19 Guide (Sp)
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11/05/20 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) - REGISTER
10/01/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online)
09/03/20 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) 
08/06/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) 
07/02/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) 
06/04/20 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) 

05/07/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Online) 
03/16/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer (Sierra Vista) - CANCELLED
03/09/20 - 
Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista) 

02/25/20 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Clifton) - To register call SEACUS 928.428.3229

12/13/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Bisbee)

12/09/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista) 

11/09/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Portal) 

11/14/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer (Rio Rico/Nogales) 

11/08/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista)

10/08/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Willcox) 

09/20/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista) 

09/10/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sunsites) 

08/30/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Safford)

08/29/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Safford)

07/23/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Bisbee-Copper Queen Library)

05/23/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Sierra Vista) 

04/25/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer (Safford) 

04/16/19 - National Healthcare Decisions Day Luncheon (Sierra Vista)

04/04/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning (Bowie)

04/03/19 - Thoughtful Life Conversations: Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer (Willcox)

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.


Resources

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 - 
download healthcare advance directives (AZ) in English and Spanish including Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney. TLC workshops are available online and our agency also arranges workshops throughout Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz Counties. TLC Workshops help people start conversations, empower decision-making and make advance healthcare planning (including completing forms) much easier. They are designed for those 18 years and older. If interested, send a message using contact form below.

Prepare For Your Care - a great source for easy to read advance directives  in English and Spanish and other helpful tools.

The Conversation Project - free resources and tools, such as: Conversation Starter Guides and excellent videos that get the point across, some with great humor such as "Who Will Speak for You?"


Institute for Human Caring - has free advance directives (short and longer) for many states.

Go Wish Cards - an easy and entertaining way to reflect on values/wishes.  Can play online for free or purchase cards.


Legacy Foundation of Southeast AZhas developed an excellent Resource Guide which can be found online or they have created an easy-to-use app: Legacy Foundation Resource Guide (can be downloaded from Google Play).


Vital Talk - resources, videos and guides for healthcare providers.


Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – are medical orders for patient’s wishes, used in many states; Arizona is in pilot stage  - https://polst.org/  And  https://azpolst.org/


A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death
by BJ Miller, M.D. and Shoshana Berger (2019) – a great resource book packed with info (hardcover, audiobook or Kindle)

AZ End of Life Care Partnership - A community partnership which provides support, services, and education primarily in Pima County, AZ.


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.

Coalition Members

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
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
Gibbons, Carrie - SEAGO Area Agency on Aging
Godwin, Debi - VICaP
Gray, Carolyn, RN - Valor Hospice Care
Hepburn, Margaret - Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
Huffstetler-Dearing, Linda - Family Health Care Amigos
Kennedy, Wendy - Valor HospiceCare
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
Rocas, Deborah, BSN - 
Coronado Surgery Center
Rosetti, Christina - 
David and Lura Lovell Foundation
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
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
Weingart Selleck, Candace - 
U of A Extension, Building Healthy Communities


About

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.

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