Living Well, Dying Well Workshop
February 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
How will you and your loved ones make decisions that respect your autonomy and enhance your human dignity in the last chapter of your life?
We would all like to have our care conducted in a manner that’s consistent with our values! This workshop will provide you with tools and guidance for medical, legal and spiritual conversations and decisions about end of life. Explore these questions with us. Single parents, retirees, those in the “sandwich generation” –all are welcome! The Rev. Rich Weyls, Rector of St Andrews Seattle, will be hosting the workshop.
Bishop Rickel will show the film “Speaking of Dying” — sponsored by our diocese and produced by a chaplain at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance — and lead a group reflection after the film.
Steve Thomason, dean and rector of St. Mark’s Cathedral, will discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care, and talk about spiritual issues of dying well. He is a board-certified hospice and palliative care physician and was the medical director of a large hospice center in Arkansas. Dr. Moin Shaikh will speak about the kinds of medical interventions and therapies people may want to avoid near the end of life to enhance comfort and quality. All three will offer provocative examples to illustrate the importance of planning ahead!
Workshop includes table talks with area clergy, health professionals and attorneys after lunch. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A. These professionals are guided by a philosophy of helping others. Our clergy have years of experience helping families plan funeral and memorial services.
Everyone who attends will receive the Life Planning Manual, a very good tool developed by our diocese. Join us!
Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch and many resources)
Click here to view full brochure for the program.
Register online no later than Monday, February 18: https://living-well-dying-well.eventbrite.com