Dying Matters Awareness Week
14 – 20 May is Dying Matters Awareness Week. Parish Nurse Dorrie Bilson will be at the Town Hall between 9.30 and 12.00 on Thursday 17 May – come and chat with her and to find out more about what you can do
Why we need to talk about death and dying
Some people don’t die as they might have wished to. They may not have left a will, or expressed wishes about their funeral, care arrangements for dependents, or donating organs. Or they may simply not have said what they wanted to say.
It can be true that you hurt people more by the conversations you don’t have than by the conversations you do have.
For those left, there may be difficult loose ends to tie up, and sadness and regrets that can live on for a long time. It’s in everyone’s interests to deal with these subjects, and to talk about the practicalities and emotions surrounding dying, whether it be years or days away.
You might need to talk about:
- The type of care someone would like towards the end of their life
- Where they’d like to die
- Funeral arrangements
- Care of dependents
Contact: Dorrie Bilson – 07795 841524 – firstname.lastname@example.org