San Marcos,
03
April
2017

Events Throughout April for Annual WGYLM Campaign

Cal State San Marcos is hosting events throughout April as part of its third annual “What Gives Your Life Meaning?” campaign.

The CSUSM Faculty Learning Community created the theme to increase awareness about palliative care and the importance of aligning healthcare decisions with personal values. Students, faculty and community members work together to get people thinking and talking about what is meaningful in their lives through a series of campus events and activities.

The following events are free, though some require an RSVP where noted:

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Tuesday, April 4

Making Our Wishes Known: Advance Care Planning Workshop for CSUSM Employees

Workshop attendees will understand Advance Care Planning and learn the step-by-step process; learn the value of planning to best navigate the healthcare system; discover how planning ensures quality of life and that one’s wishes are honored; and walk through the “5 Wishes,” a tool for planning and documenting one’s wishes.

Who: For CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators and retirees

Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Where: SBSB 4117

RSVP: llipsey@csusm.edu

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Tuesday, April 11

Eldercare Housing and Placement Workshop for CSUSM Employees

Workshop attendees will understand San Diego County’s different types of housing options for seniors and in-home support options; walk through the steps of making the placement decision, determining what is most important for you and create a personal checklist; learn how to do your own quality check by gathering information from Licensing, County of San Diego AIS Ombudsman Program; discover tools, tips and community resources that can make this life transition go more smoothly for your loved one, including ongoing interactions with their Caregivers, the Director of Care and Administrators.

Who: For CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators and retirees

Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Where: SBSB 3219

RSVP: llipsey@csusm.edu

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Thursday, April 13

Exploring Palliative Care with Dr. Brian de Vries

Dr. Brian de Vries, Professor of Gerontology at San Francisco State University, will speak on LGBT & Later Life: Health Disparities, End of Life Care, Stigma, Discrimination and Resilience. Students should check with their professor about earning extra credit and remember to sign-in at the event.

Who: Open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators, retirees, students and the community

Time: Noon-12:50 p.m.

Where: ACD 102

Information: Contact Lisa Lipsey at llipsey@csusm.edu

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Tuesday, April 18

Think, Talk, Document, Share: Advance Directives for Students

Dr. Sharon Hamill, faculty director for the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM, and CSUSM psychological sciences graduate student Madeline Rayón will demonstrate the importance of identifying what is important to students and providing this information in an Advance Directive. Students should check with their professor about earning extra credit and remember to sign-in at the event.

Who: Open to all CSUSM students and campus community

Time: Noon-12:50 p.m.

Where: ACD 102

Information: Contact Lisa Lipsey at llipsey@csusm.edu

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Tuesday, April 25

Resource Fair & Community Chalk Art Project: #WGYLM U-Hour Fair

Join the conversation, create art, gather local resources and reflect on #WGYLM. There will be a swag giveaway, craft activities, snacks, photos with Crash and resources and information. There will also be free skin cancer screenings and an interactive chalk art exhibit.

Who: Open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators, retirees, students and the community

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: USU Plaza

Information: Contact Lisa Lipsey at llipsey@csusm.edu

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Tuesday, April 25

Exploring Palliative Care with Local Author Rhonda Hayes Curtis

Rhonda Hayes Curtis promised to give her 35-year-old dying daughter, Sherry, anything she wanted. When Sherry requested that her mother sign up for a dating site, Rhonda was panic-struck. What would people think? Only nine months earlier, Rhonda’s husband, Greg, had died from cancer. Keeping her promise, Rhonda acquiesced to Sherry’s wish. Together they completed a dating profile. Weeks later, Rhonda was immersed in two worlds: the exhilaration of falling in love and the despair of watching her daughter die. “Love at the Last Minute” is a memoir about finding courage, acceptance and love.

Who: Open to all CSUSM faculty, staff, administrators, retirees, students and the community

Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; there will be a “Swag Grab” at 5:30, followed by an Author Talk and Q&A at 6 and a book signing and dessert reception at 7:30. Bring a brown-bag dinner if you like and plan to stay for dessert and coffee after Rhonda’s talk.

Where: The McMahan House (complimentary parking in Lot B)

RSVP: www.csusm.edu/go/rhonda

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