The nonprofit Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement has scheduled a number of free community workshops in April about making end-of-life choices.
Participants will learn why advance care planning is important; how to choose someone to be your durable power of attorney for health care; how to talk to loved ones and doctors about your preferences for end-of-life care; and how to complete advance directive paperwork.
Workshop dates and locations are:
-- Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spring Creek Retirement & Assisted Living, 223 E. Bakerview Road, just east of Meridian Street in Bellingham.
-- Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., both at The Leopold Retirement Residence, 1224 Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham. Call 360-733-3500 to register for either of these.
-- Wednesday, April 10, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek.
-- Wednesday, April 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Blaine Senior Center, 763 G St.
-- Thursday, April 18, 2 to 4 p.m. at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, near the main campus of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham.
-- Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at WECU Education Center, 511 E. Holly St. in Bellingham. Call 360-676-1168, ext. 7000, to register for this one.
Details: 360-788-6526, email@example.com or whatcomalliance.org.
Reach Kie Relyea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-715-2234.