End-of-life choices focus of free talks in Bellingham

The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled free community workshops in February and March 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. 10, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road.

▪ Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, near the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

▪ Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St.

▪ Monday, March 14, 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center.

Details: 360-788-6526, waha.acp@hinet.org or whatcomalliance.org/end-of-life-care.

Additional workshops are pending, including one for Wednesday, March 30, so call WAHA for updated information.

Registration isn’t required.

Kie Relyea