April 2024 National Healthcare Decisions Events

Mark your calendar!

It’s April and National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is just around the corner on April 16th. There is no better time than NOW to talk to your loved ones about your advance healthcare planning wishes – and ask them about theirs.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance healthcare planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage people to express their values and wishes regarding healthcare and for medical providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.

End of Life Options New Mexico (EOLONM) is the leading New Mexico advance healthcare planning and end of life options education and information resource. Our mission is to ensure that ALL New Mexicans have access to current, accurate information about their healthcare options and rights.

See below for a schedule of upcoming activities during the month of April celebrating NHDD and your health and well being!

April 13

"Santa Fe Caregiver Day 2024"

Saturday April 13, 9am-3pm
Santa Fe Community College

Join us for a day of education, resources and community awareness with speakers and an “Ask Us Anything” panel. This year’s keynote speaker: Gary Glazner, founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, acclaimed speaker, poet and author. More at EOLONM’s Events Calendar

April 16

"Interview with Barak Wolff"

April 16, 2024
Podcast Interview
Santa Fe
Inez Russell Gomez
‘Conversations Different’

Conversations Different is presented by the Santa Fe New Mexican and features host Inez Russell Gomez in provocative talks with local and regional personalities shaping the landscape of Northern New Mexico. More at Apple Podcasts

April 16

"Make your wishes known!"

Thomas Branigan Library Advance Healthcare Directive
April 16, 2024 2-3pm
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
Las Cruces

Join EOLONM Founding Board Member and Treasurer at the Las Cruces Thomas Branigan Memorial Library for an engaging discussion about advance healthcare planning and end of life options. More at EOLONM’s Events Calendar


April 20

"Give Grandly" Grant County - Silver City

April 20, Kick-off for online giving!
May 4, Silver City, Main St.
In-person Community Day

Please join EOLONM volunteers for the Give Grandly! in-person event Saturday May 4th, all day from 9am – 2pm in the Main Street Plaza in Silver City. Come and visit the EOLONM table for information and materials. 

Our volunteers will be happy to answer your questions about Advance Healthcare Directives and the range of End of Life Options here in New Mexico. Learn more about Give Grandly! 

April 20

What's New in Advance Healthcare Directives and End of Life Options?

Cherry Hills Library, Albuquerque
Live EOLONM Presentation
Cherry Hill Library, Albuquerque
FREE, Register Here

Talking about death, or even serious illness, is never comfortable, but just about all of us will have to face it eventually.  It’s better to think about it, plan and have the conversation sooner rather than later.  This talk will be an overview on completion of an Advance Healthcare Directive as well as all the End of Life Options we have here in New Mexico, including Medical Aid in Dying.  This may be a review for some people but for others, it may answer questions and dispel misinformation.  Jan Wilson and other volunteers from End of Life Options New Mexico welcome all. Register at the Library website.

April 26

Southern New Mexico 2024 'Giving Day'

Southern New Mexico Giving Day 2024 logo
April 26, 2024
A state-wide event!

Save the date: Southern New Mexico Giving Day is April 26th! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit (which we know is us!). Visit their website to find out more at southernnewmexicogivingday.org


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