Upcoming Events

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

12/14/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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...

01/17/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Moles Community Life Center, 2465 Lakeway, Bellingham, WA

Join us for an evening of conversation and dialogue about PeaceHealth's current policies, procedures and practices related to serious illness and end-of-life care. Many of us have heard stories (some good and some troubling) about how and when PeaceHealth can or cannot (or will or will not) support our end-of-life choices. For example, perhaps you wonder: 

"Will my Advance Care Directive Choices be honored if I am taken to the hospital for a medical emergency?   OR... If I am in the...

03/21/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

"It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late." 

The Palliative Care Institute, in collaboration with PeaceHealth and the Whatcom Alliance for Heath Advancement, is hosting an evening of stories about the importance of Advance Care Planning to help you better understand the implications of your healthcare choices if an accident or serious illness happens. 

Perhaps you think you’re too young to begin these conversations – or perhaps you’ve just been procrastinating. Over the evening, community members from every...

05/11/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

SAVE THE DATE - May 11, 2018.

Our themes this year will be Total Pain Management and The Mythologies of Illness.  Over the day we will explore multiple approaches to pain management, including complementary and experimental interventions.  We'll also challenge some of the mythologies about who gets ill and why, including the shame, blame and stigma that often accompanies a serious diagnosis.  

More details as the program unfolds.

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...

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...

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