In This Issue
A Word From Our 
Executive Director
Dear Friends,
We are excited about the new emphasis on Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning being initiated by Sansum Clinic.  About ten years ago, the Alliance first partnered with Sansum to look for ways to bring Advance Care Planning (ACP) into their system. Eventually, the monthly workshop at Sansum's Pasetas Lane Clinic was the most well-attended of any of our ACP monthly workshops. 
With the opening of the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, a few ACP workshops were provided at that venue.  Now, these workshops will be offered monthly, and  attendance is already high. 
We're grateful for the opportunity to work with Samsum Clinic and appreciate their efforts to serve their patients and the public via Advance Care Planning. 

With warm gratitude, 
Susan Plummer, Exec. Director
Upcoming Free 
Advance Care Planning Workshops
June 3 Advance Care Planning Workshop, Congregation B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Road, Santa Barbara,  3-5 pm.  To register, call the Alliance at (805) 845-5314 or  register online.

June 10   Advance Care Planning Workshop, Sansum Clinic, 215 Pesedas Lane, 3rd floor conference room, 10 am - noon.  Call Sansum Health Education (805) 681-8976 or register online

June 12 Advance Care Planning Workshop, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 360 Olive St, 4-6 pm.  To register, call the Alliance at (805) 845-5314 or  register online

NEW! June 13   Advance Care Planning Workshop, Sansum Clinic, Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Stinson Meeting Room, 2nd Floor,  540 W. Pueblo Street, 2:00-3:30 pm.  
These classes will continue monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 2-3:30 pm. 
To register, c all Sansum Health Education at  (805) 681-8976  or   register online. 

June 18  Advance Care Planning Workshop, 
Valle Verde Retirement Community, 900 Calle De Los Amigos (Community Room), 3:30 - 5:30pm. To register, call the Alliance at (805) 845-5314 or  register online.

June 19  Advance Care Planning Workshop, Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara St , 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. To r egister, call the Alliance at (805) 845-5314 or register online.

June 19 Advance Care Planning Workshop, Garden Court, 1116 De La Vina St., 3:00 - 5:00 pm. To register, call the Alliance at  (805) 845-5314 or  register online

 Sansum  Clinic:  
Palliative Care and
Advance C are Planning Program
Sansum Clinic has launched an initiative to enhance quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.  The  Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Program will help these patients  feel better and manage their physical and emotional well-being. Palliative care treats symptoms and side effects of disease and decease treatment  and identifies the emotional/spiritual needs of patients. This means giving patients autonomy and access to all the information they need about their illness.

Advance Care Planning will be  a major component of the Sansum initiative, as  patients are helped
to document their wishes  for the kind
of medical  care they wish to receive - or not receive.  Many in our community are using MyCare, an Advance Care Directive document developed here in Santa Barbara, to document their preferences.

Sansum plans to begin this program by the middle of 2019.
   The Rise of the "Death Wellness" Movement
Death Wellness - isn't that a contradiction in terms?  Not really.  In fact, many people facing the end of their lives "refuse to have a terrible death." 

Click here to read the full article
T  E  D   T  A  L K:
What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's

Lisa Genova, author of "Still Alice," provides important and fascinating information about the causes of Alzheimer's disease and, importantly, what you can do to delay the onset of the disease or even avoid it altogether.  

Click here to view this Ted Talk.
S a v e  t h e  D a t e !

The Light Shines Ahead Luncheon
Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson will share his experience coping with the loss of his son and the importance of hope and purpose during the grieving process. This event is hosted by  Compassionate Care of Carpinteria  (CCC), an initiative of Hospice of Santa Barbara. 

Date:  Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location:  Rincon Beach Club, 3895 Santa Claus                         Lane, Carpinteria
Cost:  $100
To Register:  Click here or call  (805) 563-8820.

Health and Wellness Fair
Attend this free Community Aging and Resource event to learn about valuable wellness resources for seniors in the Santa Barbara community.
Information  for seniors, fitness, financial health and more. Learn about the local SB Trails Organization supporting trail access for seniors and other Santa Barbara residents.

Date:  Wednesday, June 12,   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Alexander Gardens,2120 Santa Barbara St
Cost:   free of charge

Grief Walk and Talk
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?  Join this  easy-paced walking group that provides informal support as people walk together through grief. You'll be guided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care.  Repeats every Friday morning.

Date:  Friday, June 14 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: 505 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara
Contact:  Dairine at (805) 690 6201
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
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 make our community healthier. Support the Alliance today.    Click here    to learn more!