Upcoming Events

01/22/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Moles Community Room 2465 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229

Do you know?  

            --When and how advance directives help guide your care?

            --When a POLST form might be right for you?

            --How to talk about creating your plan with these documents?  With your family?  With your health care provider?

A POLST form is neither an advance directive nor a replacement for advance directives.

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01/24/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Varied: See below

Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. Thinking about advance care planning when the diagnosis is Alzheimer's can be challenging. 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
  • the critical role a health care agent...
01/29/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225. Room A

How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia?

In collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics, neurology, and palliative care, Dr. Barak Gaster has developed an advance care directive specifically designed to support decision making in families dealing with dementia. 

Dr. Gaster will present this directive and discuss how these kinds of documents can help plan for and improve care....

02/07/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many workshops are scheduled in the next few months to help you explore your own choices with trained facilitators to help you prepare your advance directive. As you may know, only about 30% of Americans have talked with their loved ones about their choices at the end of life, and even fewer have put these choices into writing.  Are you ready to document your choices?  

This workshop is facilitated by Hilary Walker, the Advance Care Planning Coordinator at PeaceHealth St Joseph's Medical Center. ...

03/06/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Varied: See below

Rebecca Rech Cutler, a former Hospice nurse and/or Bill Lombard, a local nephrologist, 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.

January 15, 2019 Unity Spiritual...
03/07/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many workshops are scheduled in the next few months to help you explore your own choices with trained facilitators to help you prepare your advance directive. As you may know, only about 30% of Americans have talked with their loved ones about their choices at the end of life, and even fewer have put these choices into writing.  Are you ready to document your choices?  

This workshop is facilitated by Hilary Walker, the Advance Care Planning Coordinator at PeaceHealth St Joseph's Medical Center. ...

03/28/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Varied: See below

Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. Thinking about advance care planning when the diagnosis is Alzheimer's can be challenging. 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
  • the critical role a health care agent...
04/04/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many workshops are scheduled in the next few months to help you explore your own choices with trained facilitators to help you prepare your advance directive. As you may know, only about 30% of Americans have talked with their loved ones about their choices at the end of life, and even fewer have put these choices into writing.  Are you ready to document your choices?  

This workshop is facilitated by Hilary Walker, the Advance Care Planning Coordinator at PeaceHealth St Joseph's Medical Center. ...

05/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

Many workshops are scheduled in the next few months to help you explore your own choices with trained facilitators to help you prepare your advance directive. As you may know, only about 30% of Americans have talked with their loved ones about their choices at the end of life, and even fewer have put these choices into writing.  Are you ready to document your choices?  

This workshop is facilitated by Hilary Walker, the Advance Care Planning Coordinator at PeaceHealth St Joseph's Medical Center. ...

05/17/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Spring 2019 Palliative Care Conference will focus on ways to address the totality of the patient’s relational existence—physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual. 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN EARLY FEBRUARY, but save the date on your calendar. 

CME - This activity meets the criteria for up to 6 hours of Category I CME credit. These credits are often accepted by many professional organizations.  Please check with your own...

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