Dying to Know Day

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Dying to Know Day is held annually on 8 August. The aim of this day is to start conversations about planning for a good death, just in the same way that we plan for a good life. In 2022, Indigo Shire Council is facilitating two events to provide you with all the practical advice you need to start end of life conversations and preparations with your local services.

March 2022 date TBC - Wahgunyah 

Presenters:

  • Tony Jones - Howard Squires Funeral Directors
  • Sue Filiopovich - End of life Doula & Advance Care Planner
  • Sandie O'Toole - Community Nurse, Indigo North Health
  • Julianne Whyte - Amaranth Foundation
  • Steven Pitman -Palliative Care, Albury Wodonga Health
  • Penny Bingham - Carer Advocate
  • Sam Dempster - David Kotthoff Solicitors

When: 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Wahgunyah School of Arts, 35 Foorde St, Wahgunyah

March 2022 date TBC - Yackandandah

  • Helen McGowan - Halliday Solicitors
  • Christine & John - North East Funerals
  • Jennie Barnes - Last Expressions Creative Caskets
  • Nicole Stephens - End Stage Matters, End of Life Doula
  • Rose Sexton - Advance Care Planning & Palliative Care, End Stage Matters  
  • Ian Jenkins - Sexton, Yackandandah Cemetary Trust 

When: 10 am - 12 pm

Where: 36 High St, Yackandandah Town Hall

Presentations will be followed by question time and morning tea.

Bookings are essential due to gathering restrictions.

Please contact the ageing well officer by email or on 1300 356 003

You can find out more about the Dying to Know Day movement by visiting the Groundswell website. There are also resources to help you start conversations with the people in your life and useful resources from different groups and organisations around the world, covering topics from talking and planning, to grief and bereavement, palliative care, funerals, and end of life doulas.