"Let's create a world where we know what to do when someone is dying, caring or grieving," Great Lakes Palliative Care Support president, Deidre Stokes says.
"Too many of us are dying in a way not consistent with our values or wishes.
"Too often we feel ill-equipped to support loved ones who are dying, caring or grieving."
In early August Great Lakes Palliative Care Support is holding a Dying To Know You Day, an event designed to change this by activating conversations and curiosity.
"By encouraging death literacy, and providing a space to talk about end of life plans, we can help people, families and communities to do death better.
"So come and share a morning with experts who will inspire, inform and help you plan your future.
"There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers."
Speakers at the August 7 event will be:
- Dr Colin Rose, retired GP, with a special interest in palliative care;
- Patricia Lowe, CNC, Community Palliative Care, who will give a hands-on the ground view of palliative care in our community;
- Michelle Snape, solicitor, Baker and Borthwick Solicitors. Information on wills and power of attorney, enduring power of attorney, and other legal needs;
- Colleen Carter, NSW Ambulance, will discuss arrangement for end of life care, and
- Kimm Christie, MNC Council, Cemeteries.
This free community event will be held at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club from 10am to 12.30pm.
Morning tea supplied. Gold coin donation.
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