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

November 5, 2016 @ 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 (WhidbeyHealth Palliative Care) and Lucinda Herring (Lumina))
  • Think about what remains after you die (with Lucinda Herring and Doug Kelly)
  • Prepare for a conversation with your 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?

  • Who will speak for me when I am silent? [Healthcare Power of Attorney]
  • What’s most important to you as you think about how you want to live at the end of your life? [Life Values Declaration, Advance Directive, Living Will]
    • 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?

With Cynthia Trenshaw, guardian ad litem

10-11:30 Panel: What are my choices for End-of-Life Care?

What might I experience if I die in different settings and what decisions might my advocate be called upon to make?

    • In a hospital setting:  Carla Jolley, WhidbeyHealth Palliative Care [POLST forms, Palliative Care]
    • In a residential hospice setting: Ann Cutcher, ENSO House
    • In a home with hospice care: Carla Jolley, WhidbeyHealth Hospice Care

    Moderated by Diana Lindsay.

11:30 Do I have a choice about when I die? 

Nancy Niedzielski, End of Life WA, on the Washington Death with Dignity Act

12:00 Lunch and conversation

Bring a bag lunch and join a lunch circle or take a walk

1:00 What decisions remain?

  • Lucinda Herring, after-death consultant, on home ritual and green burial
  • Doug Kelly, attorney, on wills, Durable Power of Attorney, legacy, and preparing for our last swan song

 2:30 And now for “The Conversation” 

Preparing for talking with your loved ones (even if they say “Couldn’t we talk about something more pleasant?”) or writing a letter to your medical advocate

Guided by: Cynthia Trenshaw

 3:30 End