7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays
June 9, 16 & 23, 2016
The Care Committee will present a three-part series on how to prepare for the end of life, and how to care for loved ones after death. Multiple generations are encouraged to attend together.
Jewish traditions around death and dying: Rabbi Joshua Samuels will discuss traditional and contemporary burial and mourning practices and his role as a support to families around the time of dying and death.
Our cemetery: Janis Ban will discuss the details of choosing a cemetery plot, and what to expect at the funeral home.
Advanced medical interventions: the realities of life-sustaining measures in the ICU. RNs will discuss CPR, mechanical ventilation, artificial nutrition and more, with time for questions and dialogue.
Advance care planning: A representative from Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement will present the process of developing an Advance Directive/Living Will and naming a Healthcare Power of Attorney.
Is a POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) right for you? The POLST and its applications will be discussed.
The new CBI End of Life Planning brochure and handouts will be available at each session and are also online (see article above).
Questions? Contact Geraldine Reitz, (360) 319-1942 or firstname.lastname@example.org