Living and Dying: Let’s Talk in Gisborne

Living and Dying: Let’s Talk in Gisborne

Geelong Cemeteries Trust is proud to present our second Living and Dying: Let’s Talk event in Gisborne on Thursday, October 24th, 2019.

The event will be held at the Gisborne Golf Club, 25 Daly Street, Gisborne.

Living and Dying: Let’s Talk will encourage the local community to openly discuss their death wishes. The event will spread awareness of locally available end of life health care and support services, in a relaxed environment.

The Gisborne Living and Dying: Let’s Talk will help to educate the community about planning for the end of life. This will ultimately benefit individuals and their loved ones.

Speed talking presentation topics will cover end of life planning, legal plans for death (i.e. wills and power of attorney set up), Death Doulas, funerals, natural burials, cemetery and memorial options, locally available support for dealing with grief and suicide, Hospice, Palliative Care, Aged Care, and Voluntary Assisted Dying.

There are often many decisions to make regarding dealing with death, dying and grief. This event provides attendees with the opportunity to learn and be supported.

With a plan in place, family members can take the time after a loved one’s death to remember fond times, rather than worrying about planning and organising their funeral.

Living and Dying: Let’s Talk Gisborne event details are listed below:

Date: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Address: 25 Daly St, Gisborne, VIC 3437

10am – Speed Talking Presentations
Snappy 15 minute presentations from local experts on dying, death & grief
• Treehouse  – Kyneton District health
• Planning Ahead  – Living well, Dying well
• Geelong Cemeteries Trust – Who administers Gisborne Cemetery

11am – Talking to children about loss, dying & grief
Roni Sokolic from Very Special Kids will discuss the conversation, preparation and explanation children need around dying, death and grief

11.30am – Macedon Ranges Mental Health Practitioners Network
Hear from Louise Beer, a local Community Health Nurse who has been servicing the community for over 30 years

12pm – Information Expo & Death Café Lunch

1.30pm – Speed Talking Presentations
• Funeral Director Advocate
• Local Lawyer on Wills & Power of Attorney
• Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA)
• Grief Specialist  – debilitating feelings of grief, some strategies of self-care

2.30pm – Meditation & Mindfulness session

3pm – Presentation by Shannon’s Bridge, Compassionate Communities are here to help
Jeremy McKnight will provide a presentation on facilitating and connecting patients and families with services to help with end of life care, planning, grief, and community support

3.30pm – Death Bar
Network with the experts and people you’ve met during the Living & Dying: Let’s Talk.
Enjoy live music, some refreshments, and have a relaxed conversation about dying, death and grief

Book now: https://bit.ly/2kcOKV7 or call 5249 3939.