Let’s talk about death issues

Dying to Know Day is an annual Australian day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

2014-08-31 14.24.03The aim is to encourage all Australians to:

  • develop their death literacy
  • make their end of life plans such as a will and advance care plan
  • share these wishes with their families
  • get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial
  • be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement.

A Kiama meeting has been organised to help our community address these issues. It will open with brief presentations by local speakers on:

  • caring for dementia
  • palliative care
  • advance care plans
  • wills, enduring guardianship and power of attorney.

Speakers include:

Clinical nurse Liz Packer
Carer Dianne Swinton
Solicitor Deborah Langton
Palliative care doctor Michael Barbato

Bishop David Mulready, former Bishop of the Diocese of North West Australia, will chair the session. A Q&A and general discussion will follow.

Details: Sat 8 August, 2-4pm. Doors open 1.45pm.
North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre, Meehan Drive. Gold coin admission.
Enquiries Michael Barbato 4233 2643 or 0421 714 048

 

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