Upcoming Events

07/23/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, Meeting Room A, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Palliative Care Institute and the Northwest Life Passages Coalition invites you to participate in a community discussion about successes and challenges of Outpatient Palliative Care initiatives in our community.

In 2014, a community task force wrote a Blueprint that outlines steps we need to take to make Whatcom County a community of excellence for those with serious...

07/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 09/27/2018 - 8:00pm
Waldorf School, 941 Austin Street, Bellingham

Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. With a diagnosis of dementia, it gets more difficult to reflect on goals for end-of-life care.

ACP+D presentations are designed to educate people who have either received a diagnosis of dementia or are caring for someone who has. We’ll cover:

  • the importance of starting ACP early...
07/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Anacortes Senior and Activity Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a hands-on workshop providing 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. 

$15.00 per person. Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, call...

08/18/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Bellingham Farmer's Market, Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham

The Palliative Care Institute will host an Empathy Card making station at the Bellingham Farmer's Market.

A 'Get Well Soon" card is often not appropriate when one of your family or friends is diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness.

The Empathy Card Project provides an opportunity for you to design and make a card that speaks truthfully from your heart....

08/21/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr Everson, WA 98247

The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement is sponsoring community workshops on advance care planning. 

Making your health care choices known in advance is a gift to those you love. Join us for this dynamic presentation on Advance Care Planning. Participants will learn:

• Why Advance Care Planning is important for all adults and commonly used terminology

• How to choose someone to be your Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (your Health Care Agent)

• How to talk to ...

10/03/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center, Room A, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

Rebecca Rech Cutler, a former Hospice nurse, will discuss the meaning of advanced medical interventions in frank terms, focusing on patient outcomes when these interventions are employed. This presentation addresses 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. This interactive session 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...

10/11/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sylvia Center for the Arts Studio Theater, 205 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA

What does it mean to live with a Chronic Condition and love being alive? This question will be explored through photography, choreographed movement, music and spoken word, followed by dialogue. Skye Burn, a 69-year old woman, will demonstrate her recovery from rheumatoid arthritis through movement and song. She will share her healing strategy.

Richard Scholtz, a musician, lives with an artificial heart valve which has required being on coumadin for 30 years. Richard will speak from long experience working as a community partner in local and national efforts to re-...

10/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Palliative Care Institute is partnering with the Turtle Haven Community to bring Dr. Ravi Ranvindra to Bellingham.

Dr. Ravi Ravindra marries deep studies in both science and comparative religions to explore important questions of our age. In this community conversation, he will help us explore how holding an understanding of our own mortality can enrich our living.

Dr. Ravindra’s spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. I. Gurdjieff, Zen, Yoga, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He...

10/22/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, Meeting Room A, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Palliative Care Institute and the Northwest Life Passages Coalition invites you to participate in a community discussion about successes and challenges of the Community Education and Activation initiatives in our community.

In 2014, a community task force wrote a Blueprint that outlines steps we need to take to make Whatcom County a community of excellence for those...

10/26/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Anacortes Senior and Activity Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221

Join us for a hands-on workshop providing 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. 

$15.00 per person. Space is limited, registration is required.  To register, call...

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