End-of-life choices focus of free Bellingham workshops


BELLINGHAM - The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled a number of free community workshops in May about making end-of-life choices.

Participants will learn why advance care planning is important; how to choose someone to be your durable power of attorney for health care; how to talk to loved ones and doctors about your preferences for end-of-life care; and how to complete advance directive paperwork.

Workshops are in Bellingham. Dates and locations are:

• Wednesday, May 1, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street in Bellingham.

• Tuesday, May 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, near the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham.

• Wednesday, May 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.

• Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spring Creek.

• Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Parkway Chateau, 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway.

Details: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or whatcomalliance.org.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com.

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