Everything you want to know about dying, but was afraid to ask could be answered at a Let's talk about death (and bowls) talk later this month.
Hosted by NSW Regional Health Partners, the event will provide information to help you start thinking about end of life options, and what you value and prefer.
Research has found end of life options are something few people consider, or by the time people do - it is too late.
The morning session will provide information on end of life options, screen a talk by world-renowned expert Peter Saul, and try to give people a useful, fun experience they can fit around games of bowls.
It will be held at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club from 11am on Thursday, October 24.
Finger food will be provided before the group will move on to Club Forster which is holding the Ageing at Home forum.
Obviously we are all going to die, but how we die is really important, not just to us, but also how that features in the lives of all the people who live on after us.Peter Saul
Peter Saul is a senior specialist in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital and director of intensive care at Newcastle Private Hospital.
He is a founder of the Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle, and advises the NSW Ministry of Health through the Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel.
He has an interest in end of life, and has been involved in writing all the current NSW guidelines on end of life care and advance care planning.
"It matters how you die," Dr Saul told the Great Lakes Advocate ahead of the talk
"Obviously we are all going to die, but how we die is really important, not just to us, but also how that features in the lives of all the people who live on after us," he said.
"In the event that you became too sick to speak for yourself, who would you like to speak for you?
"That's a really important question to ask.
"Giving people control over who that is produces an amazing outcome."
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