Dying Matters Awareness event in Diss

13-19 May 2013 is Dying Matters Awareness Week, a yearly campaign that seeks to raise awareness of end of life issues. 

Steeles Law’s Diss office is taking part in a local event on Monday 13 May aimed at members of the public, care professionals and other organisations who share the common goal of supporting the changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement.

The one day informal seminar is to be held at DC3 (Diss Christian Community Church Hall), Vinces Road, Diss IP22 4HG between 9.00am-4.00pm.  Places are free of charge including a buffet lunch.

The event has been organised and supported by Susan Whymark of Susan Whymark Funeral Service Ltd, an independent family run business based in Eye and Harleston, providing a 24-hour caring, personal service to local residents.

Susan has invited Angela Ireland from Steeles Law and representatives from the health and care professions, to join together to speak on important, yet sometimes uncomfortable, topics such as making a Will, planning your future care and support and telling your loved ones your wishes.

Set up by the National Council for Palliative Care in 2009, the Dying Matters Coalition, which is responsible for Dying Matters Awareness Week, aims to encourage people to talk openly about their own end of life issues with friends, family and loved ones.  Research by the organisation has found that many people have specific wishes about their end of life care or what they would like to happen to them after their death, but a reluctance to discuss these issues makes it much less likely that these will be met.

To reserve your place and join us on 13 May to learn more about the topics highlighted above, please contact Susan Whymark on 01379 871168.  To find out more about Dying Matters Awareness Week visit: www.dyingmatters.org.

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