Preparing the Way

For many of us, ageing presents lots of new opportunities: travel; time with friends and family (especially grandchildren); new hobbies or interests.   It’s also the time when we should be making preparations to make the years less stressful.  Over 5 weeks in d October and November 2018, a series of presentations were held at Kippax to help people develop an end of life plan.

Sessions included:

  • an overview of what COTA ACT (Council on the Aging) gave an overview of what services they provide;
  • ACT Health ran a session on Advance Health Care Planning with the aim of helping us to plan for our future health care, and for a time we may no longer be able to communicate those decisions themselves;
  • Funerals –  what happens leading up to the funeral, and how you can personalize a funeral to remember the life of your loved one;
  • Judy Morris, from Judy Morris & Associates, talked about the importance of effective Estate Planning and Wills;
  • Andrew Mead, coordinating Chaplain at The Canberra Hospital, will talk with us about the inevitable grief and loss associated with aging.