BELLINGHAM - The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled a number of free community workshops in July 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.
Bellingham workshop dates and locations are:
-- Wednesday, July 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street.
-- Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek.
-- Tuesday, July 16, 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.
-- Tuesday, July 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. drop-in at the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement, 800 E. Chestnut St., lower level. People who have questions or need additional help may drop by, even if they've already attended a workshop.
-- Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Project Homeless Connect at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave.
Details: 360-788-6526, firstname.lastname@example.org or whatcomalliance.org. Additional workshops are pending, so go to the website or call for updated information.
Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or email@example.com.