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  • COHO launches fourth series of free forums

  • Choosing Options, Honoring Options has launched its fourth annual series of free forums called "Conversations about Dying ... and Living Well Until It Happens."
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  • Choosing Options, Honoring Options has launched its fourth annual series of free forums called "Conversations about Dying ... and Living Well Until It Happens."
    The nonprofit organization focuses on helping people make choices for end-of-life care.
    All of the forums except for the April 3 workshop are held at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Smullin Education Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Campus, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford. Last year's series attracted more than 1,540 attendees, organizers said.
    • Feb. 27: Hospice nurse, photographer and author Mary Landberg will discuss "Conversations about Dying €¦ with the Living."
    • March 6: Author Molly B. Tinsley, Dr. John Forsyth and Dr. Rebecca Hutchinson will discuss "Entering the Blue Stone: A Family's Journey Through Dementia."
    • March 13: Hospice chaplain Fred Grewe will discuss "Legacy of Words: Discerning Your Life's Meaning and Passing it Along to Your Loved Ones."
    • March 20: Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors will perform "Who's Life is it Anyway?" a theatrical presentation written by playwright Peter Quince.
    • March 27: Organizers plan an experiential learning event, "Ways to Comfort with Palliative Care, Music, Touch, Aromatherapy and Pets."
    • April 3: The final event, titled "Advanced Care Planning Mini-Workshop," must be arranged by appointment. It will be held at Rogue Valley Manor Skyline Plaza, Rogue Room, 1 Skyline Drive, Medford. Those interested should call 541-292-6466.
    For more information, visit www.cohoroguevalley.org.
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