Past Events

11/13/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Deming Branch, Whatcom County Library, 5044 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming, WA 98244

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, use the link below or visit the Whatcom County Library calendar at wcls.org

 

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County. 

11/06/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Deming Library Meeting Room, 5044 Mt Baker Hwy, Deming, WA 98244

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, visit the link below or check the Whatcom County Library calendar at wcls.org

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County. 

11/01/2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck Street, Bellingham

 What better time to "talk turkey over turkey" than when we gather with family and friends around the table on Thanksgiving Day? Dr. William Lombard's presentation on Kidney Disease, its symptoms, causes and treatment, is a new addition to the popular "Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions: Make Your Wishes Known" series. Prepare to gather 'round your holiday table for a feast of honest conversation -- Dr. Lombard's presentation supports good decision making before there is a health care crisis.

William E. Lombard, MD, long-time nephrologist and medical director at Mount Baker Kidney Center, will discuss kidney disease, its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. Dr. Lombard will explore the actions are necessary to sustain health, including treatment options, and how to get the support needed to adjust to life with kidney disease. Advance care planning and completing advance directives will be discussed in this interactive session.

Doctors, nurses, and others on your health care team know that the best time to "make your wishes known" about your future health care preferences is when you are well, not in the ICU or the Emergency Department.

These are often seen as tough conversations to initiate. But, they can be as tender and warm and humorous as you make them. Turkey Day dinner conversation? You bet. Offer up a serving of comfort and start the conversation about your preferences, before a time might come when you can no longer communicate your wishes.

It always seems too soon, until it's too late.

For information on this presentation: micki98226@aol.com

Resource information will be available for assistance in Advance Care Planning

 

10/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham, WA 98225

NOTE:  This event has sold out.  Another is being scheduled.  Please contact contact Ashley at A Sacred Passing (360) 927-5040 to purchase tickets.

We’re hosting a dinner party you just can’t refuse.

WWU’s Palliative Care Institute has partnered with A Sacred Passing and The End of Life Washington Organization, formerly called Compassion & Choices, to offer an evening of great food, wine, information, laughter and a little portion of death.

We are bringing the best resources together for an entertaining evening that will actually be good for you. Having Death, or his stand in, over for Dinner can be an easier way to approach the conversation about end-of-life options. 

This dinner event will be facilitated by Ashley Benem, Death Midwife, LMP, author & Executive Director of A Sacred Passing. Each course will bring exploration of facts and humor about the end of life process and how to plan for the inevitable in a real, practical way. And you’ll get a chance to complete your up-to-date Advance Directive over dessert and coffee with help from Ashley. 

It’s a smorgasbord heaped with information, feelings, laughter, revealed assumptions, guesses and creativity. All the ingredients for a memorable dinner party. 

There are two seatings for this event - One on August 18th in the Orchard at Hovander Homestead and one on October 20th at the Lairmont Manor.   

Seating is limited for both events.  Cost is $100 per/person; includes a delicious dinner, catered by Lovitt Restaurant, wine, dessert, facilitated discussion & documents. A portion of the fee is a donation to support programs to improve palliative and end of life care at the  Palliative Care Institute, End of Life Washington and A Sacred Passing.  All are 501(c)3 organizations. For more information contact info@asacredpassing

Read more about your facilitator, Ashley Benem on our Facebook event page: Death for Dinner comes to Lairmont Manor.

10/16/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Community Co-op Connections Building, 405 E Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth's Gurpreet Dhillon, Director of Cancer Center, Palliative Care and Hospice will speak to the local League of Women Voters' Health Policy Committee and community guests at their regular monthly meeting.

Dr. Dhillon will address palliative and hospice care in the community; Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives in the framework of PeaceHealth's Honoring Choices Initiative.

10/02/2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Everson Branch, Whatcom County Library, 104 Kirsch Dr, Everson, WA 98247

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, use the link below or visit the Whatcom County Library calendar at wcls.org

 

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County. 

09/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center, Room C, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

Koala and Cathy, experienced ICU nurses, discuss in frank terms the meaning of advanced medical interventions and patient outcomes when these interventions are employed. The nurses present in layperson's terms the realities of what these "interventions" mean to average people and their families so that you can make informed decisions about your care. These interactive sessions will allow for questions and dialogue, and some equipment used in the ICU will be available for viewing. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of community-based palliative care will be discussed.    

For more information contact Micki Jackson, MICKI98226@AOL.COM or 360.201.7840

  

09/22/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, call the Senior Center Main Desk at (360) 378-2677

 

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County and beyond.

09/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Whatcom County Library, Blaine Branch, 610 3rd St, Blaine, WA 98230

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, visit the link below or check the Whatcom County Library calendar at wcls.org

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County. 

07/21/2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a hands on workshop for step by step instruction for filling out an advanced directive or living will. 

Each participant will be guided through the simple, yet deeply thought provoking, process of completing this form. 

Participants will go home with a copy to share with loved ones, their physicians, and others. 

Please visit endoflifewa.org for a preview of the Advanced Directive. 

Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, contact the Anacortes Senior Center Main Desk (360) 293-7473.

FREE 

 

This workshop is presented by Hilary Walker, Geriatric Occupational Therapist and Advance Care Planning Facilitator. Hilary has over 10 years experience in Acute Care Hospitals and has witnessed first hand the benefit of having these conversations and completing an Advance Directive well before an unexpected event may occur. She has been a passionate advocate for many throughout Washington State and brings her knowledge and enthusiastic teaching to Whatcom County. 

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