The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled free community workshops in January about making end-of-life choices.
Participants will 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.
Workshops are in Bellingham unless otherwise noted. The dates are:
-- Saturday, Jan. 4, 3 to 4 p.m. as part of the "Resolutions" mini workshops in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
-- Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street.
-- Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Willows, 3115 Squalicum Parkway.
-- Thursday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Fork Community Library, 7506 Kendall Road in Kendall.
-- Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spring Creek.
-- Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, near the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.
-- Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Deming Public Library at 5044 Mount Baker Highway.
Details: 360-788-6526, firstname.lastname@example.org or whatcomalliance.org.
Additional workshops are pending, so go to the website for updated information. On the website, select "end of life choices" under "services."
Registration isn't required.
Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or email@example.com .