Upcoming Events

04/04/2020 - 7:00pm
Sylvia Center for the Arts, 207 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CONCERNS

Will post more information once new date has been confirmed.  Stay tuned.

 

Is Death Too Serious for Humor?

ALL OF US ARE AWARE of the inevitability of life’s final journey, yet most of us have difficulty lightening up about it. Death is "serious business" and therefore we seldom see any place for humor in it....

04/07/2020 - 4:00pm
Varied locations and times

FREE TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

BELLINGHAM: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital, St Luke's Community Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

First Tuesday of each month, 4 – 6 PM & First Thursday of each month, 6 - 8 PM 

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04/15/2020 - 10:00am
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

When did you last think about death? 

For most people, it is hard to talk about death. But, around one-third of us think about death or dying at least once a week. So...let's talk about it!  Normalize it. Let death out of the closet! The Departure Lounge was created to start conversations about how we can support ourselves -- and others -- to discover what a good death can look like in the future.

The Departure Lounge five-week series is intended to help you consider some of the big questions about death, hear practical advice on end of life care, and open...

04/15/2020 - 4:00pm
Varied locations and times

FREE TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

BELLINGHAM: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital, St Luke's Community Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

First Tuesday of each month, 4 – 6 PM & First Thursday of each month, 6 - 8 PM 

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04/15/2020 - 6:00pm
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

When did you last think about death? 

For most people, it is hard to talk about death. But, around one-third of us think about death or dying at least once a week. So...let's talk about it!  Normalize it. Let death out of the closet! The Departure Lounge was created to start conversations about how we can support ourselves -- and others -- to discover what a good death can look like in the future.

The Departure Lounge five-week series is intended to help you consider some of the big questions about death, hear practical advice on end of life care, and open...

04/17/2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

CONFERENCE IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CONCERNS

Will post more information once new date has been confirmed.  Stay tuned.

 

The Palliative Care Institute Spring Conference will feature exciting keynote speakers and breakout sessions and some complicated case studies to illustrate how our cultural identities and belief systems influence...

04/22/2020 - 10:00am
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

When did you last think about death? 

For most people, it is hard to talk about death. But, around one-third of us think about death or dying at least once a week. So...let's talk about it!  Normalize it. Let death out of the closet! The Departure Lounge was created to start conversations about how we can support ourselves -- and others -- to discover what a good death can look like in the future.

The Departure Lounge five-week series is intended to help you consider some of the big questions about death, hear practical advice on end of life care, and open...

04/22/2020 - 10:00am
Varied locations and times - 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. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. They also will...
04/22/2020 - 6:00pm
Unity Spiritual Center, 1095 Telegraph Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

When did you last think about death? 

For most people, it is hard to talk about death. But, around one-third of us think about death or dying at least once a week. So...let's talk about it!  Normalize it. Let death out of the closet! The Departure Lounge was created to start conversations about how we can support ourselves -- and others -- to discover what a good death can look like in the future.

The Departure Lounge five-week series is intended to help you consider some of the big questions about death, hear practical advice on end of life care, and open...

04/22/2020 - 6:00pm
Varied locations and times - 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. Advance care planning, advance directives, and the importance of palliative care are discussed. They also will...

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