Hospice supports Dying Matters Awareness Week 2014
St Catherine’s Hospice is once again supporting this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week – which takes place from May 12th to May 18th, with the theme ‘You only die once’.
During the week, campaigners are encouraging members of the public to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones. These are:
- Write your will
- Record your funeral wishes
- Plan your future care and support
- Consider registering as an organ donor
- Tell your loved ones your wishes
The aim of the campaign – which covers everything from social media campaigns to special events – is to raise awareness, get people talking, and move closer to making a ‘good death’ the norm.
Hospice trustee Tony Bonser, Dying Matters Champion for the North West, explained more: “We only get one chance to have our dying wishes met, which is why it’s so vital to talk, plan and make arrangements for the end of life – before it’s too late.”
On Friday May 16th solicitor Ellen Fay will be hosting one to one sessions at St Catherine’s Hospice giving advice about:
Making/reviewing a will and recording funeral wishes
Planning for future care / Putting your affairs in order
Lasting Powers of Attorney for Finance and for Health
Dealing with an estate of someone who has passed awayplanning and preparing for the future, including writing a will.
To book a slot contact the education department on 01772 629171.
Follow the campaign on Twitter using #YODO and read our blogs around the five simple steps to prepare for end of life.
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