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Compassion & Choices

We're an organization dedicated to improving care, expanding options and empowering everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Compassion & Choices

We're an organization dedicated to improving care, expanding options and empowering everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

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Norma Vázquez de Houdek (L) with wife Mary Houdek at their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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FreeWill: August is National Make-A-Will Month  

At Compassion & Choices, we’re committed to ensuring each individual we serve is empowered to chart their end-of-life journey on their...

Public News Service: Higher Latino COVID Death Rates Spur Interest in End-of-Life Options  

Hispanic groups are coming together to encourage people to have end-of-life conversations with their loved ones before illness or tragedy strike...

Los Angeles Times: One last trip: Gabriella Walsh’s decision to die — and celebrate life — on her own terms  

An excerpt from the Los Angeles Times feature article, “One last trip: Gabriella Walsh’s decision to die — and celebrate life — on her own terms,” published August 1, 2022.

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Elaine S. Saunders  

Elaine S. Saunders is the Chair of the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center Advisory Council, based in Washington, DC. As part of its goals, the Genevieve N. Johnson Senior Day Care Center has the ultimate objective to make a joyful, improved, and quality-driven life for all of its senior citizen clients.

“Protect your legacy. Get your affairs in order. Make a plan and share it with your loved ones–I have.”

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Roger Kligler, M.D.  

A long-time advocate for medical aid in dying, Roger Kligler is a retired physician in Falmouth, MA, living with prostate cancer.

“I want this option to be clearly authorized in Massachusetts in my lifetime—for me, for you, for everyone.”

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