November 18: Mount Kisco film screening and discussion of end-of-life options

Do you have friends and family who have questions about the current end-of-life options in New York?

Please spread the word that Compassion & Choices is coming to the Mount Kisco Public Library to host a screening of the award-winning film “How To Die In Oregon,” followed by a discussion of New York’s proposed Medical Aid In Dying Act. 

About the film: In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 terminally ill Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands at the end of their lives. In “How to Die in Oregon,” filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.

– Saturday, November 18, 2017
– Film begins at 12:30 pm
– Q&A follows immediately after at 2:15 pm

– Mount Kisco Public Library, 2nd Floor Community Room (elevator accessible)
– 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549; (914) 666-8041

The event is free and open to the public
RSVPs requested but not required

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Woodstock screening of “How to Die in Oregon” on April 8

how-to-die-oregon-dvd-fHave you seen this powerful film yet? If not, plan to join us in Woodstock at Upstate Films on April 8 for the screening of “How to Die In Oregon” followed by a Q&A about the proposed New York State Medical Aid in Dying Act.


Woodstock, New York
Screening of “How To Die In Oregon” & discussion of New York’s Medical Aid In Dying Act
Film will begin at 1:30 PM // Discussion will begin at 3:30 PM
Upstate Films
132 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
For More Information:
The event is open to the public
RSVPs requested but not required

If you live in the Lower Hudson Valley and would like us to set up a screening or discussion in your community, please contact us and we can talk about when and how that could happen!

Use this new easy online form to tell the legislature to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act:


Screening of the powerful documentary “How to Die in Oregon” at Fordham U in NYC on Oct. 18, 2016

Fordham University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, in partnership with Compassion & Choices, is hosting a screening of the documentary How to Die in Oregon followed by Q&A and a discussion of the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act. Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life.

How to Die in Oregon is an award-winning film that shows viewers real life experiences with Oregon’s Death with Dignity law. New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, modeled after the Oregon law, would allow a terminally ill, mentally capable adult the option to request medication from a doctor that the person can take at a time of his or her choosing, or never, to end the dying process should suffering become unbearable at the end of life.

The event starts at 5:30 at

Lowenstein 12th Floor
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Light refreshments will be served; RSVP appreciated:

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