Event working to get Whatcom residents to make end-of-life plans

Get your driver’s license, make clear what kind of medical care you want or don’t want.

That’s what Marie Eaton, director of the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University, would like to see Whatcom County residents do — even at a young age.

“If I had my way, you would write your first advance directive when you apply for your driver’s license,” Eaton said of such written plans, which lay out what kind of end-of-life medical care people want, or don’t want. “Every adult should have an advance care directive.”