Upcoming Events

06/06/2018 - 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...

06/07/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you...

07/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you...

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...

07/27/2018 - 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...

08/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you...

09/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

PeaceHealth is offering monthly interactive workshops for community members to learn how to complete their own advance directives. Find out more and sign up today. 

The value of an advance directive

An advance directive is a legal form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can't speak for yourself. Putting your wishes in writing helps avoid confusion or conflict in times of crisis or uncertainty. 

Why talking matters

Sharing your wishes for the care you...

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...

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