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June 2018

Securing Your Future Care Preferences At Chatham Senior Center

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Chatham Senior Center, 8300 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL United States
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Fewer than one third of American adults have completed an advance directive; this session will empower attendees to spell out and safeguard care preferences. When completed properly, directives are legally actionable and do not require the assistance or fee of an attorney or notary. Life Matters Media Co-Founders Randi Belisomo and Mary Mulcahy, MD, will explain the many types of advance directives, their various levels of appropriateness for differing populations and their corresponding levels of legality. Attendees will come to…

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August 2018

Join Us At Jazzapalooza!

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W 95th St
Chicago, IL United States

Hi Friends, Earlier this year we asked what living well means to you and received so many fantastic answers. One of the recurring themes was singing, dancing, and enjoying music with others. We will be doing all three this week at Jazzapalooza! Join us this Friday, August 24 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Trinity United Church of Christ - 400 West 95th Street. There will be plenty of great music and good times. Ticket information is available here!…

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Join Us At Fahrenheit Chicago!

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Oakwood Beach, 4100 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL United States
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Join us Sunday, Aug. 26, at Fahrenheit Chicago, a weekend event sponsored by Equality Illinois on Chicago's South Side. We're taking part in the health fair at Oakwood Beach, 4100 South Lake Shore Drive, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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September 2018

Join Us For Abundant Life Health Ministry’s Community Health & Wellness Day!

September 15 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carter Temple CME Church, 7841 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619 United States
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‘Start The Conversation’ At Cancer Wellness Center

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL United States
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Identifying Values and Goals at the End of Life This introduction to end of life decision making is an interactive conversation intended to: 1) start a dialogue about why this topic is so imperative to discuss 2) address common barriers many face when attempting to address the issues 3) inform attendees about the multiple components of a comprehensive dialogue 4) identify values and goals essential to understanding and communicating care preferences This session’s focus is to enhance comfort and confidence in…

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October 2018

Secure Your Care Preferences At Cancer Wellness Center

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL United States
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Where do Advance Directives Fit In?  Fewer than one third of American adults have completed an advance directive; this session will empower attendees to spell out and safeguard care preferences. When completed properly, directives are legally actionable and do not require the assistance or fee of an attorney or notary. Life Matters Media Co-Founders Randi Belisomo and Mary Mulcahy, MD, will explain the many types of advance directives, their various levels of appropriateness for differing populations and their corresponding levels…

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Explore Your Future Care Options At Cancer Wellness Center

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL United States
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Palliative Care, Hospice, Comfort and Dignity  What are the differences between hospice and palliative care? Which symptom controls are available from an early phase of a serious illness and not only at the end of life? After learning to recognize the common barriers doctors face in proposing these options to their patients, attendees will be empowered to know how and when to raise the issue with their care team or to be able to initiate a conversation about these services with…

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November 2018

Final Matters: Join Us At Cancer Wellness Center

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL United States
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Organ and Medical Donation, Options for Disposition In this series, Dr. Mary Mulcahy and Randi Belisomo facilitate interactive discussions on enhancing comfort and confidence in end of life decision-making and care. Regardless of your health or age, whether you are a patient or caregiver, you will benefit from this approach to advance care planning.

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November 27 is #GivingTuesday! Will you join the movement?

November 27

GIVE OTHERS QUALITY OF LIFE AT THE END OF LIFE MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT Your support makes it possible to: Fund community events in under-represented neighborhoods Train facilitators to assist others in advance care planning Provide resources for those seeking help with end-of-life decisions   It's Giving Tuesday appeal time. Being true to our objective of "planning ahead"... we kindly encourage you to take care of this right now! Every one of your contributions starts a…

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#GivingTuesday is here – and we are on the way to reaching our goal!

November 27 @ 11:50 pm - 11:59 pm

Dear Friends, We hope your holiday season is off to a good start. Ours is. We are already 25% of the way to our #GivingTuesday goal! We would be honored to have your support in getting us the rest of the way. Every one of your contributions starts a conversation, provides a needed service for families and is often the most important gift someone ever receives. And right now you can make your dollars go even further! Our friends at…

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