In This Issue
Susan Plummer to Speak About End of Life Concerns at The University Club on Aug. 8 
Santa Barbara Village and the University Club of Santa Barbara will present a talk on  End of Life Concerns and Care: Reflections and Conversations, on  Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 2-3:30 p.m at the University Club of Santa Barbara. Alliance Execut ive Director Susan Plummer will be the featured speaker.  This event is part of the free Empowered Aging Monthly Lecture Series, held the second Tuesday of each month at the University Club. Seating is limited, so reservations must be made prior to the scheduled presentation. Call 729-5038, or email 
Click here for full details about the event!

A Word From  Our 
Executive Director
Our work is all about fostering conversations about the end of life and advance care planning, and this month we're pleased to share that the conversations are spreading throughout Santa Barbara County. Read about our volunteer Herm Trabbic who spoke to the community of Los Alamos recently! We were also moved by a TED Talk with Lucy Kalanithi, who shares the story of her late husband, Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. We hope you'll take a moment to listen.

We have a full lineup of workshops this month. See the schedule below and consider joining us.

As always, thank you for your continued support and interest in what's new at the Alliance.
-Susan Plummer
Executive Director

Aug. 7  Advance  Care Planning Community Workshop, B'Nai B'rith,1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, 3:00 - 5:00pm. For information and registration, call (805) 845-5314 or register online here.

Aug. 9   Advance Care Planning Community Workshop, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 602 E. Montecito St., (Community Room), 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Call (805) 845-5314 or 

Aug. 14
Advance Care Planning Community Workshop,  Sansum Clinic, 215 Pesetas Lane (3rd  Floor Conference Room), 10:00 - 12 noon.  For information and registration, call (866) 829-0909 or register online here.

Aug. 15 
Advance Care Planning Community Workshop, Valle Verde Retirement Community, 900 Calle De Los Amigos (Community Room), 3:30 - 5:30pm. Call (805) 845-5314 or  register online here.

Aug. 16  Advance Care Planning Community Workshop, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St., 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Call (805) 845-5314 or 

Aug. 16 Advance Care Planning Community Workshop, Garden Court, 1116 De La Vina St., 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Call (805) 845-5314 or 

For more information about Alliance For Living and Dying Well, 
visit our website.
Alliance for Living 
and Dying Well
2040 Alameda Padre Serra, 
Suite 110
Santa Barbara, CA  93103
(805) 845-5314
Advance Care Planning Presentation in Wine County
This month, Alliance volunteer Herm Trabbic (pictured) was the featured speaker at Casa Dumetz Wines' "Words To Live By" series. Herm traveled to Los Alamos to explain the importance of having conversations with loved ones about end-of-life issues. He introduced the Five Wishes Advance Care Directive (ACD) and how filling out an ACD can provide peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled when you can't speak for yourself. A winery may seem like an unusual place to start that discussion, but any opportunity to consider these important matters is a step forward in living and dying well!
TED Talk with Lucy Kalanithi: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death?
In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon (and author of "When Breath Becomes Air") who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience -- living and dying, love and loss -- is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering -- it happens within it." We hope you'll enjoy this compelling presentation about living and dying well.
Join Us For A Workshop!

We hope you'll join us for an Advance Care Planning Community Workshop sometime this summer, and let trained facilitators guide you in making important decisions about your end-of-life wishes. As always, our workshops are free of charge and open to the public.  Call 805-845-5314 or click here to register.
Support the Alliance
The Alliance for Living and Dying Well is a collaboration of Santa Barbara area agencies that seek a seamless, compassionate continuum of end-of-life care, including:  
The Alliance for Living and Dying well is 100% privately funded, and all services are provided to the Santa Barbara community free of charge. Your donation will help to make our community healthier, support the Alliance today.    Click here    to learn more!