August 8th is the 5th annual Dying To Know Day, an initiative of not-for-profit The GroundSwell Project, which aims to bring to life conversations and actions to change the way Australians plan for the end of life.
“We make birth plans and holiday plans, but Australians are avoiding planning well for their dying and death”, said Kerrie Noonan the cofounder of the day. This year there are community events planned across Australia.
“There are people all over Australia talking about and keen to change the current approach to death. Individuals and organisations are hosting a variety of events including Death Cafes, seminars on death and dying, end of life planning workshops and film nights”
National Ambassador Molly Carlile AM encourages everyone to get involved. "Dying to Know Day is about us getting together with people we care about, sharing our hopes and fears and growing our understanding of death in order to live more fully. Let's not wait until it's too late to have meaningful conversations. Dying To Know Day is our golden ticket to talking about death".
Why not get involved?
To find an event near you, register your own event, or read inspiring stories from everyday people talking about death go to www.dyingtoknowday.org.