While we know you’re busy, we also know you’re mortal

April 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Healing Circles Langley
534 Camano Avenue
Langley, WA 98260
No fee; donations gratefully accepted.
Diana Lindsay

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This free one-day workshop will help you…

  • Think about your wishes for your end-of-life care (with Cynthia Trenshaw, guardian ad litem)
  • Understand your choices for end-of-life care on the island (with Ann Cutcher (Enso House), Carla Jolley (Whidbey General Hospital) and Lucinda Herring (Lumina))
  • Fill out your Advance Medical Directive and POLST forms (with Doug Kelly and Carla Jolley)
  • Benefit from the experience of those who have recently lost loved ones (with your neighbors)


Brought to you by the newly formed Whidbey End-of-Life Coalition including Enso House, Healing Circles Langley, Senior Services of Island County, and Whidbey General Hospital, as well as many of our fellow residents who have “been through it” with loved ones.


8:30 Coffee and Tea

 9:00 Opening

Hosted by Kelly & Diana Lindsay

9:15-10:00 Reflection: What are my wishes for the end of my life?

  • What’s most important to you as you think about how you want to live at the end of your life? What do you value the most?
  • What kind of role do you want to play in the decision-making process?
  • What is the kind of care you want to receive?
  • What role do you want your loved ones to play?

Guided by: Cynthia Trenshaw


10-10:45 Panel: What are my choices for End-of-Life Care?

  • What is Palliative Care?
  • What is Hospice Care and what are my choices for Hospice care facilities in this area?
  • How is hospice care given in the home settings (adult family home, assisted living homes, retirement homes, a private home)?

Panel with Carla Jolley (WGH Palliative Care), Ann Cutcher (ENSO House), Lucinda Herring (After-Death consultant)

Moderated by: Charles Terry

11:00-12:00 Activity: How do I communicate my wishes to my loved ones and doctors?

  • What are the choices for documenting my end-of-life care wishes?
  • Who will speak for me when I am silent?
  • What is a Washington Advance Health Care Directive form and how do I fill it out?
  • What is a POLST form and how and when do I fill it out?

Guided by: Doug Kelly and Carla Jolley

  •  Advance Directive and/or POLST form will be available

12:00-1:00 Lunch Circles: Talking With Others

1:00-2:00 Panel: What I know now about dying (and wish I’d known before)

A panel of those who have recently lost loved ones

Betsy McGregor, Judith Adams, and others

Moderated by: Kelly and Diana Lindsay

2:00-3:00 Close

How do I talk to my loved ones about my wishes?

Guided by: Cynthia Trenshaw