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Care Services Digest – August 2023

August Educational Talk: End of Life Choices Oregon 
Aug 30, 2023 03:00 PM (PST)

Sue Porter, of End of Life Choices Oregon will discuss end of life options for People living with ALS in Oregon and SW Washington. Sue will provide an overview of the resources and support available through End of Life Choices Oregon and the Death with Dignity Law in Oregon. Learn more about End of Life Choices Oregon on their website: 
*Please note that this talk will not be recorded*  

ALS Family Day Events: Register Now!  
People living with ALS and their families are invited to join us for the following Family Fun Day Events. We hope you will join us in celebrating family, making memories, and connecting with one another. Food and beverages will be provided at each event including fun activities for the whole family! 

Central Oregon Picnic in the Park 
Saturday, September 9 from Noon – 2 p.m.  
Discovery Park Picnic Shelter 
1315 Northwest Discovery Park Drive, Bend 97703 

Southern Oregon Picnic in the Park 
Saturday, September 16 from Noon – 2 p.m.  
Reinhart Volunteer Park, Harry and David Shelter 
1690 SW Webster Rd. Grants Pass, OR 97526 

Portland Metro Family Day 
Saturday, October 7 from Noon – 4 p.m.  
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) 
1945 SE Water Ave., Portland OR 97214 

Willamette Valley Family Day 
Sunday, October 15 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  
Oregon Coast Aquarium Newport 
2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, Oregon 97365 

ALS Annual Research Symposium: Save the Date! 

Learn about the latest in ALS research with live virtual presentations from local and nationally esteemed ALS researchers and clinicians.  

Join us for a day of learning about the latest in ALS research. This event will be recorded and available to view live.  

Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center,
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 (Or Join us Online!) 
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023 
Time: 1pm-4pm 

Invitations and registration information coming soon!  

Support Group Meetings:
Interested in a local support group? Or a virtual group? Check out our full schedule of groups on our website: ALS Support Groups | ALS Association Oregon And Southwest Washington ( We offer groups for People living with ALS and Family Caregivers. Not sure what group to join or have questions?  Contact us at or (503) 512-5141! 

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