End-of-life choices focus of free Bellingham workshops in February


The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled free community workshops in February 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. The dates are:

-- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street.

-- Thursday, Feb. 20, 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.

-- Friday, Feb. 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.

Details: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.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 kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com or 360-715-2234.

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

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