We plan for college, weddings and retirement.

And we should plan for the end of life.

A new document, called Five Wishes, is available in 20 languages and is legal in 40 states. The “living will” helps folks make important end-of-life-care decisions about their medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs.

Five Wishes helps find answers the following questions:

  • Who will make decisions for you when you can’t make them yourself?

  • What kind of medical treatment do you/don’t you want?

  • How comfortable would you like to be?

  • How do you want people to treat you?

  • What do you want your loved ones to know?

    United Health Foundation, Aging with Dignity and the Administration on Aging are distributing 500,000 copies of the paperwork this year.

    For more information, call 888-5-WISHES or visit

    Larson talks about early baseball days

    Dave Larson, author of “Wide Awakes, Invincibles, and Smokestackers: Early Baseball in Lumber Country,” about early Snohomish County baseball, will be the featured speaker for the Snohomish Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Waltz Building, 116 Ave. B, Snohomish.

    Admission is free and there will be light refreshments.

    From Skagit, ride in style

    This month, Skagit Transit debuts a new “over-the-road” coach to provide a nicer ride to Everett.

    Find high-back seats, overhead storage units and a wider girth than other buses in the Skagit fleet.

    Ridership on the Everett Express route has increased by 34 percent in the past eight months.

    Skagit Transit has four buses in its Everett Express fleet, which serves an average of 600 riders every week.

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