Warrnambool and District Community Hospice's Dying to Know Day event success

Chat: Hospice volunteer Gerri Williams with Dorothy Grauer.

Chat: Hospice volunteer Gerri Williams with Dorothy Grauer.

Important conversations were started at Warrnambool’s first Dying to Know Day event this week.

Warrnambool and District Community Hospice hosted the event at the Archie Graham Centre, which encouraged participants to start conversations about end-of-life planning.

Hospice manager Lu Butler said discussions ranged from will preparation to advanced care planning, enduring powers of attorney, funeral wishes and who you should tell about your plans.

“All who attended would recommend the event to others and felt it was a relaxed, positive and informative session,” Ms Butler said. 

South West Healthcare’s advanced planning officer Melissa Couch also added her expertise.

Dying to Know Day is a GroundSwell Project initiative. Numerous events were held across the nation on August 8 aiming to start community conversations around death, dying and bereavement.