On the evening of Wednesday, March 21st, TRiO-SSS took students who sought a chance to win $1,500 in scholarship money. Nine students from Northwest Indian College attended the “What’s up, doc? We’re dying to talk event” which covered the topic below.
“Make Your Wishes Known,” an intergenerational community conversation
End-of-life planning isn’t only for the elderly — it’s for everyone over 18 years old, because accident or disease can strike anyone at any time. When you are unable to speak for yourself, who do you want speaking for you? Have you told them what you’d want or not want? Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement, WWU’s Palliative Care Institute, Chuckanut Health Foundation, and PeaceHealth Medical Group are hosting “What’s up, Doc? We’re dying to talk,” in support of PeaceHealth’s Honoring Choices Initiative. This initiative encourages all adults over 18 years of age to discuss their healthcare preferences with their family, friends, and physicians before a serious accident or illness happens. Honoring Choices is a recognized, evidenced-based advance care planning model of person-centered care.
Our students were attentive to the knowledge being shared. Concluding the event was the final raffle allowing five attendees to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Rose Spino of Tulalip site traveled to be at the event, and was chosen as one of the five winners! Congratulations to Rose and a special thanks to all of the students from NIWC who attended.