End of life
“Maintaining Control Over Your Life Care Plan” is a free seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Acopian Hall in St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, 7000 Park Road. An estate lawyer, a funeral director, a social worker and a hospital chaplain will talk about documentation people should have to deal with serious illness at the end of life. The event, sponsored by Carolinas Specialty Hospital, includes complimentary dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required: Drenna Hannon, 704-667-8053, email@example.com.
The Charlotte chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts a fundraiser featuring former NFL player Keith O’Neil, who will share his story about dealing with bipolar disorder. Four people will be recognized for outstanding service to the community. The event is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. Tickets are $50, available at www.eventbrite.com (type in NAMI Charlotte). Details: Bob Evans, 980-228-6996, or Fonda Bryant, 704-807-3267.
Universal health care
“Healthcare for All – Can We Make It Happen?” is the title of a forum from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road. Panelists are Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, a Charlotte primary care physician and chair of Health Care Justice-NC; North Carolina insurance commissioner Wayne Goodwin; and William Brandon, professor of public policy in health at UNC Charlotte. Ed Williams, former editor of the Observer’s editorial page, will moderate. The forum is co-sponsored by Myers Park Baptist and Temple Beth El.