San Francisco

April 15 – 21, 2019

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation.

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Que no sean tus últimas palabras: Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero.

Hosted By

Compassion & Choices

No es fácil pensar sobre que sucederá al final de su vida. El tema de la muerte y de morir es difícil de enfrentar y aún más de hablar con sus seres queridos. Ayuda cuando usted se tomó el tiempo de hacer un plan. Que no sean tus últimas palabras... Mi familia sabrá lo que yo quiero. Eso trae mala suerte. Es demasiado negativo y deprimente. Tengo otras cosas que hacer. Soy demasiado joven. Deja de poner excusas. Empieza a hablar. Infórmate acerca de la planificación adelantada de cuidados.

Thu. April 19
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10:30am-11:30am

Free

The Good Death - Art Show

Hosted By

Sketchpad Gallery

Is death something to be feared or celebrated? Join us for a very special Sketchpad Gallery group show, "The Good Death" - an open conversation about the end of life. Also joining us is Morgan Brown, creator of "Conversations I Wish I Had" - a traveling pop-up phone booth for people to speak to someone in their life who has died.

Thu. April 19
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12:00pm-6:00pm

Free

Estate Planning Essentials: Proper Documentation is a Gift to Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Hosted By

Lauren Cappelloni

Join experienced estate planning and trust administration attorney Lauren Cappelloni for an educational seminar on how establishing an estate plan can allow you to fulfill your lifetime and testamentary objectives and ensure that your assets are distributed to family members, friends or charities as efficiently as possible and without court intervention.

Thu. April 19
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1:00pm-2:00pm

Free

Preparing Seniors for Advanced Medical Directives (長者醫療照護事前指示準備)

Hosted By

Self-Help for the Elderly (安老自助處)

Many Chinese seniors are not aware of the Medical Advanced Directive forms when they are admitted into the hospitals. Many families are not aware they have to assist their parents/grandparents to complete the form. This workshop will educate the seniors about the form itself, and have an open discussion on the topics of health, healthcare options, and final decisions. (入院時,很多長者並不清楚有關醫療照護事前指示。而且,許多家人亦不知道他們必須協助他們的父母或祖父母完成表格。這工作坊將向長者介紹醫療照護事前指示。並就健康、照護選擇和最終決定等題目作一起討論)

Thu. April 19
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Lady Shaw Senior Center (邵逸夫爵士夫人中心)

1:00pm-3:00pm

Free (免費入場)

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
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1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
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1:30pm-3:00pm

free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Thu. April 19
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1:30pm-3:00pm

free

"Nine to Ninety" Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

On Lok

Join us for a screening of the award-winning PBS short documentary film "Nine to Ninety," an intimate short documentary that provokes conversation about aging with dignity. The screening will be followed by a facilitated conversation about reaction to the film.

Thu. April 19
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2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Dying To Talk - Starting With The End In Mind

Hosted By

Dying To Talk Coach

While none of us know when or how we will die, by practicing how to uncover what is most important to us, while we are well, we give ourselves then best opportunity to live life fully through our final exhale. Join Dawn Gross, MD, PhD, and Dying To Talk facilitators for this interactive session and safely explore the matters that matter most when we believe our time is limited.

Thu. April 19
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2:00pm-3:30pm

Free ($5 donation suggested at the door)

​Death Meditation: If Today was Your Last Day​

Hosted By

Krissy DeAngelis

Tomorrow is not promised, yet we walk through our lives delaying dreams, not speaking Truth, playing it safe, and staying asleep. Not anymore–for today, we will taste the potency of our own death. Inspired by Ana Forrest's Death Meditation, we will journey deep into meditation and guided journaling to uncover our heart's longing and questions we've avoided too long. Together, we will unveil the blueprint for your new life. This powerful practice will transform you. Please bring a journal, a pen, and a photo of a passed loved one.

Thu. April 19
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3:30pm-5:00pm

FREE

Opening Reception | Death Panels: Comics That Help us Face End of Life

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. This exhibit will feature comic art that tells stories of experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death. Exhibit runs from April 11-29. 

Thu. April 19
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5:00pm-7:30pm

Free

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Thu. April 19
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6:00pm-10:00pm

free

Panel Discussion: How Do Graphic Narratives Help Us Face Life-Limiting Illness and Death?

Hosted By

California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus

Storytelling — visual, textual, and the powerful combination of the two in comic form — is an effective and healing medium for exploring extreme situations and the emotions they create. The panelists will discuss the use of graphic narrative to better teach, understand, and process experiences with life-limiting illness, acute care medical decision making, dying, and death.

Thu. April 19
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7:00pm-8:30pm

Free

End of Life: A Theatrical Exploration of Death, Dying, and Suffering

Hosted By

Jewish Family and Children's Services / Theater of War

End of Life presents readings of Sophocles’ ancient Greek plays to spark a community conversation about death, illness, and the challenges faced by patients, families, caregivers, and medical professionals. The performance by award-winning actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn will culminate in a town hall discussion about palliative and end-of-life care. 

Thu. April 19
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7:00pm-9:00pm

SOLD OUT