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The Hemlock Society Presents the Nitrogen Method
as a Means of Self-Deliverance
Dr. Sally Hall, member of the Medical Evaluation Committee and Senior Guide for Final Exit Network will speak about, and demonstrate the nitrogen method for self-deliverance, with the help of an Associate Guide from the Network. Dr. Hall will also explain how Final Exit Network works from first contact to his/her exit. This method is recommended to people who have qualified for FEN's Exit Guide service.
Information on suicide prevention and depression will be provided.
Visit the Hemlock Society booth at the Spring Into Healthy Living Event
Wednesday, March 14,
9:00am - 12:00pm
Spring Into Healthy Living is a free annual event featuring the latest in health and wellness information for seniors. The morning includes informative talks on healthy nutrition, safety and disaster preparedness, senior-friendly exercise demonstrations and community resources.
Free health screenings will also be available for stroke, blood pressure, balance, mood, body mass index and more. A free healthy continental breakfast will be provided courtesy of Sungarden Terrace. There will also be prescription drug take back available.
Sponsor: East County Action Network, East County YMCA, the County of San Diego's Aging and Independence Services, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, AARP and Sungarden Terrace. Location: McGrath Family YMCA 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 Cost: Free, but
Advance reservation is required. RSVP to 1-877-926-8300 or 1-800-827-4277.Please bring your photo ID to enter the YMCA building and wear shoes with rubber soles. Please do not wear shoes with leather soles since the event will be held in the YMCA's gymnasium.
Conference: "Dying in the Americas 2018"
A conference dedicated to understanding the handicaps in the success of death with dignity in all of the Americas with a focus on how we can learn from our counterparts in Canada, Latin America, and the U.S. What will the future hold? Is there a way to have death with dignity without changing our laws? What are our options for expanding laws to serve those who do not fall within current U.S. laws? Is there hope that we can follow in the footsteps of Canada? How can we all achieve a peaceful death? This conference is sponsored by benefactors, a bequest in honor of David Denton, PhD, and support from the board of Final Exit Network.
Sponsor: Final Exit Network Location: Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort, Henderson, NV Cost: $350. Hemlock is offering current Hemlock members a $250 scholarship for attending this conference and reporting back to us what you learned. Contact Hemlock if you are interested.
Right to Die Film Series: The Event (2003) with Olympia Dukakis (U.S.)
This is a 2003 film that depicts a time when people with AIDS were ending their lives rather than suffer torturous AIDS symptoms. Olympia Dukakis plays one such individual's mother who is violently against his plan to end his life. But when he holds his final party for himself and all of his friends (they called it "Going in Style), she dramatically comes around to their viewpoint.
Registering Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) with CA Secretary of State
For a small fee, you can register your AHCD with the Secretary of State's Office to ensure that, wherever you may be, your health provider will have access to it. When you register, you have the option of providing a PDF (that an officially identified health provider can then download) or indicate its location.
Assisted Dying Global Report Card 2016 - Fact file by Neil Francis, Posted on Thursday 7th July 2016 on http://dyingforchoice.com/. Key finding: Approval amongst physicians seems to be consistently lower than amongst the public..
DIGNICIDE -- By William Simmons - Presentation at at the Euthanasia-2016 Conference World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies Amsterdam, May 12, 2016