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NO PUBLIC EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THE SUMMER. ENJOY!
We’ll be posting more EVENTS in September.
Seminar for the Public:
JUNE 20, 2017 at 7pm at THE ACADEMY 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
“What Should I Do?”
presented by Jean Abbott, MD MH
Co-Founder of the Conversation Project in Boulder County
What Should I Do?
How to Make Good Medical Decisions for Others
It’s hard to navigate the healthcare landscape when you’re making decisions for another. The Conversation Project helps people engage in values-based conversations around future medical choices. In this program, Dr. Jean Abbott will talk about the basics of being a healthcare agent and how to understand options and respect a patient’s values.
Dr. Jean Abbott and her family have lived in Boulder since 1975. She has worked in various Emergency Departments in Boulder County and has been an Emergency Medicine physician and faculty member at the CU Health Sciences Center for the past 28 years. For the past 20 years, she has been a member and the lead ethics consultant for the Ethics Committee at University of Colorado Hospital as well as a community member of the Boulder Community Hospital ethics committee.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20th, 7pm
The Academy 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder CO
Historic Chapel Hall
Caregiver Symposium Registration: May 16th, 2017 in Longmont.
+Storycatchers A unique program at Longmont United where volunteers engage with patients about their life stories.
January 26, 2017 from 1-3pm
3395 Penrose Pl, Boulder, CO 80301
RSVP to Phyllis@TheConversationProjectInBoulder.org OR by phone (303) 442 0436, ext. 133
+FREE Public Seminar – TALK LIFE! Join The Conversation Project Director, Phyllis Coletta, and some of your fellow boulderites in a discussion about taking your life into your own hands to ensure your advance care planning wishes will be respected.
Thursday January 23rd
6:30pm – 7:30pm
The Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
In the Boulder Creek Room on the first floor
Free Public Seminar Series
Monday, Sept. 26
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Louisville Public Library
Tuesday, Sept. 27
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Boulder Public Library
Boulder Creek Room
Tuesday, Oct. 4 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Longmont Public Library
Room A & B
Building Your Crisis Muscles: How to Talk to Your Family About Future Medical Decisions
Monday, Nov. 7
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Louisville Senior Center
900 Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80027
CircleTalk Leader Certification Course
Friday, Nov. 11 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
CircleTalk is a relationship-centered program that transforms the person-to-person experience within senior residences or anywhere seniors gather. For more information and registration, click here.
End of Life Planning for ‘Rainbow Elders’
Saturday November 19th 10:00 am – Noon
The Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Ave.
This interactive planning and information workshop offers LGBT older adults time to reflect upon how to create intentional communities of care, click here.
The Grillo Health Information Center Presents:
Whispers and Words of Dying
Monday December 5th, 2016
6pm – 7pm
The Synagogue at Congregation Nevei Kudish
1925 Glenwood Dr. Boulder CO
FREE and open to the public – registration is not necessary, but space is limited so please be on time!
Other ongoing events
Conversations on Death is a volunteer-based organization that makes conversations on death and dying more accessible to all by promoting, engaging and connecting people and resources in Boulder County. See their calendar for ongoing and special events.
National Healthcare Decisions Day, Daily Camera article, by TCP founder Jean Abbott (April 2016)
“Before I Die,” about TCP volunteer Peggy Arnold, Pomona College Magazine (Spring 2016)
“Boulder County’s Conversation Project boosted by $200K grant,” Daily Camera (April 2016)
“Decision-making across the spectrum of memory loss,” article by Jean Abbott (page 2) and ad (page 3), 50 Plus Marketplace News (April 2016)
“Beyond the Documents: Talking about end-of-life values,” with speakers Constance Holden and Claire Riley, at Frasier Meadows, Boulder (January 26, 2016)
“Roadways for Collaborating with the Healthcare System,” featuring TCP co-founder Jean Abbott, at Naropa University, Boulder (January 2016)
“Easing the End of Life with Conversation,” Colorado Health Foundation’s quarterly journal Health Elevations, featuring TCP co-founders Constance Holden and Jean Abbott (Fall 2015)
“Taking Time to Talk About End-of-Life Wishes,” The Lodge at Balfour in Louisville (11-4-15)
Talk about TCP with Constance Holden and Lynn Malkinson at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder (1-29-15)
Daily Camera article about Boulder’s Conversation Project co-founder Constance Holden hosting a “Death Over Dinner” event (1-5-15)
National Healthcare Decisions Day discussion with Constance Holden, Ellen Goodman, and others – What’s holding you back? (podcast from 4-16-14)
Longmont Times-Call article by Jean Abbott – Have you had the end-of-life conversation?
Longmont United Hospital hosts events – National Healthcare Decisions Day
Daily Camera article by Constance Holden – Were Nelson Mandela’s end-of-life wishes honored? (1-19-14)
NBC Nightly News – Dr. Nancy Snyderman: My Life as a Caregiver (1-16-14)
NPR Interview – Ellen Goodman on The Conversation Project (12-28-13)
Places and Events where we’ve given presentations
Amour-talkback at The Boe — Ellen Goodman Kickoff Event — Senior Law Day — Frasier — Natural Transitions Filmfest — Anthem Ranch — First Congregational Church — Conversations on Death Annual Workshop — IHI webinar presentation — Community in Discernment — Community United Church of Christ — Light of Christ Community — Bethlehem Lutheran — Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — St John’s Episcopal Church — Boulder Community Hospital — Longmont United — Boulder Valley Rotary — First Presbyterian Church — Grand Junction United Church of Christ — Grand Junction Advance Directive Collaborative — Mountain View Methodist — Boulder County Area Agency on Aging — PEO — West Boulder Senior Center — First United Methodist — The Academy — Avista Adventist Hospital — Family Hospice — 2014 Caregiving Symposium — Grillo Speakers Series — Boulder Bookstore — Lafayette Public Library — Nevei Kodesh — Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — Flatirons Rotary — Coal Creek Rotary — Faith and Issues Group — St John’s Episcopal Church — First Congregational Book Club — Atonement Lutheran Church — Naropa University — Boulder County Area Agency on Aging — Colorado Capital Management — St Vrain Rotary — National Health Care Decisions Day-LUH and BCH — Forest Park Cottages — Age-ing to Sage-ing International — Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum — PALS-Women’s Group