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HSSD 30th anniversary

On Saturday, November 4, we will celebrate our 30th anniversary in San Diego by holding an all-day symposium on:


Derek Humphry, our founder and author of Final Exit, will be our keynote speaker. It will be held at the Sheraton La Jolla, near I-5 and La Jolla Village Drive.

These are the topics that will be included:

  • Family communication
  • Advance Directives
  • Picking a health care agent
  • Death in Switzerland
  • The End of Life Option Act
  • Hospice
  • Final Exit Network
  • Use of inert gas
  • DNR
  • Do-it-yourself methods
  • Dementia, and more.

We need sponsors to help us with the cost of the symposium. Your name will be memorialized in our Program.

We are looking for members whose loved ones have:

  • used the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA)
  • Do not Resuscitate (DNR) orders
  • fefusal of food and hydration (sometimes called Voluntarily Stopping Eating or Drinking (VSED),
  • gone for help in Switzerland.
We would like you to participate on our panels.

There is a discounted charge for current members so join or renew now!

Details later, watch this space.

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Programs and activities of the Hemlock Society of San Diego (HSSD) are made possible by your membership dues and the generous donations of members and friends. Donations and memberships (tax deductible) can be sent to: HSSD, PO Box 34237, San Diego CA 92163.
Use PayPal for donations (any amount)

Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged in our newsletter. Please let us know if you do not want to be acknowledged in the newsletter.

Include the Hemlock Society of San Diego in your Will or Living Trust. Our tax ID # is: 33-0467982 .

Thank you!

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