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Join a conversation about Death & Dying, North Sydney Saturday 27th May

  • by Volunteer Hub
  • May 4, 2017

“Our inspirational dream is that every individual, community and service provider has the knowledge and capacity to do death well.”

Zenith Virago, Natural Death Care Centre

Bring an open mind and an open heart to a day of conversation about dying and death. Many of us don’t contemplate our deaths let alone prepare for our own or a loved one’s death. By generating conversation and discussion about death we improve our chance of experiencing a healthy bereavement, a natural grieving process, rather than one fraught with regret, fear or guilt. This will be an uplifting and gentle day as we cover a range of topics by industry experts in order to understand the transition from wellness through illness, palliative care, dying, grief and ultimately being informed of the choices that are legally ours to make.

Join us for a day of talks, a delicious lunch, and a gentle dose of humour, as we discover the legal, practical, realistic, emotional and sacred choices we can make about life and death.

Speakers include:

MC Jean Kittson, Patron of Palliative Care Nurses

Zenith Virago, Natural Death Care Centre

Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation

Nikki Gemmell, Author

Linda Hansen, Executive Officer Palliative Care NSW

Mary Bryant, Manager of Pastoral Care, Mater Hospital

Jenny Briscoe-Hough, Founder of Tender Funerals and Coordinator of Port Kembla Community Centre

Caroline Baum, journalist, broadcaster and author of Only, A Singular Memoir

Shayne Higson, spokesperson for Go Gentle Australia and Director of Dying With Dignity (NSW).

Includes lunch by Hatrick Catering. Freshly roasted plunger coffee by Toby’s Estate Coffee. A selection of books will be offered for sale by The Constant Reader bookshop, eftpos facilities available.

Click here for more information and to register.

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