Reimagine End of Life is a week of exploring big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation.
From October 27 through November 3, artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, faith and community leaders, and innovators across all five boroughs of New York City are uniting to create a unique week with more than 250 events. We invite you to join us in questioning how we think about this most universal human experience.
Here is the list of End of Life Choices New York’s events. For further information, and to register, please click on the titles of the events you may want to attend.
October 29th, 6-7:30 pm, Columbia School of Social Work
Palliative care can enable most people to die a peaceful death, but for a few people, it is not enough. EOLCNY Clinical Director Judith Schwarz will discuss two options in New York State that capacitated patients can use to control the circumstances and timing of death.
October 30th, 1:30-4pm, 120 East 23rd Street
Social workers who take this workshop, given by EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard, will be able to significantly improve their clients’ end of life care by learning about advance directives, hospice, palliative care, and treatment options (2.0 continuing education hours for NYS licensed social workers).
November 1st, 6-8pm, Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
Defining Hope, an hour-long documentary from director Carolyn Jones tells the story of patients dealing with life-threatening illness as they move between ICUs, operating rooms, hospice care and home. The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard and producer Barbara Glickstein.
November 1st, 6:30-8:30 pm, Word Up Bookstore, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
A storytelling experience in Spanish and English, where local writers and poets will share stories of loss and make space for the community to share, learn, and heal. EOLCNY’s Latino Outreach Coordinator, Aydasara Ortega, will be there to provide informational handouts for attendees.
November 2nd, 12-1:30, 120 East 23rd Street
Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Consultant David Leven will discuss how you can have your end of life wishes respected and receive high-quality care.
November 2nd, 7-9pm, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street
A reading of a play commissioned by EOLCNY about a woman’s struggle with cancer is used to facilitate a dynamic discussion about the legalization of medical aid in dying in New York State. The discussion will be led by EOLCNY Executive Director Laurie Leonard and the playwright, Suzanne Hayes-Kelly.