Geelong Cemeteries Trust and Anam Cara House Colac were featured on OCR FM- 98.3/ 88.7 last month to discuss annual Dying To Know Day. Held on the 8th of August each year, Dying To Know Day encourages people to create open conversations about death, dying and advance care planning.
Geelong Cemeteries Trust CEO Darryl Thomas and Executive Assistant Ashleigh Hoy joined the conversation via Zoom given the current climate to discuss these often hard to talk about topics, and community support services available.
Last year, Geelong Cemeteries Trust hosted two community events called ‘Living and Dying: Let’s Talk’, in Portarlington and Gisborne. Geelong and Colac events, planned to take place earlier this year, have been put on hold due to the impact and health and safety regulations surrounding COVID-19.
These free events allowed local communities to come together to listen to expert speakers about the death and dying processes, and what support is available for individuals and loved ones during this often difficult time.
In the podcast, Darryl and Ashleigh discussed what the Geelong Cemeteries Trust does, how they support people before, during, and after a funeral, pre-purchasing, and associated costs.