Oct 16

Everything you wanted to know about planning a funeral but were afraid to ask

10:00am at Edgemont Memorial Park

Everything you wanted to know about planning a funeral but were afraid to ask Restate next steps: Talk with your family and providers, 5 Wishes

Oct 19

Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?

10:00am at Burlington County Library

Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available. Hear from Dr. Mary Campagnolo, Virtua Health System, on which document best serves your needs. Seating is limited.  Please register with the Library at:  www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call 609-267-9660.

Oct 23

Personal Values: Understanding what is important to you at end of life.

1:00pm at West Orange Public Library

Part 1: A fun thought provoking and interactive card game helps you discover and prioritize your personal values and understand what is most and least important to you. Part 2: This session focuses on what can happen to a patient when he/she receives unwanted treatment. Short film (20 min or less) followed by Q&A. Presenter:…

Oct 24

Northern Regional Member Engagement Event

8:00am at Holy Name Medical Center

Move and mingle, while enjoying a light breakfast. In addition to meeting local leaders and heath care decision makers, you will hear program updates from Quality Institute Staff on: Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), Conversation of Your Life (COYL), Medicaid Policy Center (MPC), NJ Health Information Network (NJHIN), and Educational Opportunities. This event is for Quality…

Oct 26

Starting the Conversation: Personal Values

10:00am at Burlington County Library

What you want and how to get it. Join Kaye Morrow with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at end of life. Seating is limited.  Please register with the Library at:  www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call 609-267-9660.

Oct 28

Managing Your Finances

6:00pm at vBurlington County Library

Elder law is specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population. This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. Join Justin Scott from Scott Counsel and learn how to get all your legal ducks in a row. Seating is limited.  Please register with the Library…

Oct 29

Mercer County Death Café

6:00pm at Perkins Restaurant

More information about our upcoming Death Café event can be found on our Death Café webpage: https://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/9712/

Oct 30

Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? What types of Advance care plans are there, and which one is right for me?

1:00pm at West Orange Public Library

Learn the importance of advance care planning and about different types of advance care planning documents including: Five Wishes Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Health Directive for Dementia How to choose a Health Care Proxy How to be a Health Care Proxy Presenter: Shana Siegel

Nov 4

Hospice versus Palliative Care: What’s the difference?

6:00pm at Burlington County Library

Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice and palliative care, and when to use them. These least utilized benefits often provide the greatest care. Hear from Eva Russell, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. Seating is limited.  Please register with the Library at:  www.bcls.lib.nj.us or call 609-267-9660.

Nov 7

How to Start the Conversation: End-of-Life Wishes

7:00pm at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch

It is difficult for adult children to address the tough topic of end-of-life wishes with their aging parents. Therapist Diane Lang will share communication strategies to get the conversation started. Registration required. https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/2048897