PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 7, 2016

November Empowered Aging Speaker Series Highlights End of Life Issues

Santa Barbara, CA — Santa Barbara Village and the University Club of Santa Barbara announce ‘End of Life Choices’, the third presentation in the ‘Empowered Aging Speaker Series’ that will take place on the third Monday of each month at the University Club. The monthly ‘Empowered Aging Speaker Series’ is open to the public. Although there is no admission charge, seating is limited, so reservations must be made prior to the scheduled presentation.

The ‘End of Life Choices’ presentation will take place Monday, November 21 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St., 93101. ‘End of Life Choices’ will feature presentations by Dr. Frederic C. Kass, M.D, Director Medical Oncology at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Chair of the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Alliance and outreach volunteer Deborah Molnar, BSN, representing Compassion & Choices’ End of Life Option Act Access Campaign. The speakers will discuss the range of options available at the end of life.

Santa Barbara Village is a nonprofit, virtual community of seniors and volunteers helping one another successfully age-in-place in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. One of almost 200 ‘virtual’ villages across the nation, Santa Barbara Village delivers a strong blend of support, services, volunteering and social opportunity that builds community while keeping area seniors engaged. Dan Wozniak, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Village says. “We are always at the forefront of healthy aging and, as our Empowered Aging Series provides, we continue to be so in ways that are exciting and engaging. This new collaboration with the prestigious University Club of Santa Barbara is an exciting opportunity for both organizations to introduce topics vital to seniors”.

To make reservations by Friday, November 18, for “End of Life Choices” speaker series, or for more information about Santa Barbara Village and the Empowered Aging Speaker Series, contact Cyndi Pipes, Santa Barbara Village Coordinator at (805) 729-5038 or email

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