End-of-life choices focus of free Whatcom County workshops in October

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 13, 2013 

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

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

Workshop dates and locations are:

-- Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street.

-- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living.

-- Monday, Oct. 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Sumas Senior Activity Center, 461 Second St.

-- Friday, Oct. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Deming Public Library, 5044 Mount Baker Highway.

-- Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Health and Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, near the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

-- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at WECU Community Education Center, 511 E. Holly St., Bellingham.

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

Additional workshops are pending, so go to the website or call for updated information. On the website, select "end of life choices" under "services."

Reach KIE RELYEA at kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2234.

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