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‘Transforming our Dying’

September 19, 2013 · Updated 12:45 PM
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Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series will host Barbara Coombs Lee, who will present “Transforming Our Dying” on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at Orcas Center.

It’s never too early to think about the end of your life. That’s the philosophy of Compassion and Choices, a national organization that was created in 2003. Lee is president of this organization whose goal is to improve care and expand choice at life’s end.

She was an author of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, campaigned for its passage and defended it from legal and political challenge. She calls on the Baby Boomer generation to challenge Medicine’s death phobia, lead it away from end-of-life technological boondoggles and allow people to choose more graceful, responsible and life-affirming experiences. How can we take charge and control our own last chapters?

Come with your questions for the Q & A session after the lecture, and join us for a reception following the presentation. Fall lectures will be starting at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and available at Darvill’s Bookstore, online at www.orcascrossroads.org or at the door. Some complimentary tickets are available in advance at the Senior Center.

Crossroads’ next lecture features two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, David Horsey, who will share his cartoons and opinions about American politics. Horsey will present on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., Orcas Center, and throughout September enjoy an exhibit of 30 original cartoons of Horsey’s in the Orcas Center lobby.

Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series is supported by the Crossroads Associates Circle, the Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation, and individual contributors.

Find more information at the Orcas Crossroads website: www.orcascrossroads.org.

 

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