LOACC: A special talk with Andrea Cano about dying
The fabulous Oregon Humanities has invited Andrea Cano to speak on the topic of dying. No matter your culture, believes or ethnic background we all share the experience of dying. While we are obsessed with living our best life and improving our quality of life, we hardly ever talk about the quality of our death. During the program, participants explore questions such as: How might our family, traditions, rituals, religion and beliefs shape how we think about death? What would a 'good death' look like for us — what do we want — and not want — at the end of our life? What are the essential considerations?
Andrea's talk will provide opportunities to reflect on the stories and culture that influence or views on dying. Andrea Cano is a seasoned facilitator and intercultural specialist, bilingual in English and Spanish, who has guided numerous groups throughout the state for Oregon Humanities, National Policy Consensus Center, Oregon's Kitchen Table, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, the Providence Center for Health Care Ethics, and BIPOC, immigrant, ecumenical and interfaith organizations. She divides her time as an organizational consultant and as an on-call board-certified clinical and palliative chaplain for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Andrea is also a member of the State of Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Committee. Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. for the virtual presentation. Call the ACC at 503-635-3758 to register.
At this time, we are not able to host lunch in the dining room. We are offering Meals on Wheels to those that qualify and lunch to go for pick up. For more information on either option, please call the center. Lunch this week is as follows, Friday, Jan. 8 – chicken tetrazzini, Monday, Jan. 11 – turkey salad sandwich. The cost of the meals is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and over and a $5 fee for everyone else. The lunch menu is subject to change without notice due to COVID-19. The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, using the menu found on the left side of the website, click on "Activities" and "Services" for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events or to make lunch reservations.
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