Dying matters Week – Death Cafe in Isleworth

 

National Dying Week – Death Cafe

An evening of life, death, cake and contemplation

 

 As part of Dying Matters week which runs nationally from the 13th-19th May.  Old Isleworth Solicitors Garner & Hancock are hosting a Death Café.  Nigel George the partner in charge of the Estates Department said:

 

“I’ve been running Death Cafés in Suffolk for a number of years. When I mentioned Dying Matters week to my partners and its theme this year “Are you ready” they were intrigued and asked me if they could host a Death Café in Isleworth as part of the week’s events. We all need to appreciate how fleeting our lives are and the importance of getting the most out of life that we possibly can. There are only so many tomorrows”

 

What is a Death Café?

At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss life and death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.  The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”. Our professional will be on hand to talk about end of life planning. It is free and confidential

What questions do people ask?

Whom should I choose to give effect to my final wishes? What shall I write in a letter of wishes which could accompany a will? should I tell my family about what I have put in the will? Whom should I tell about organ donation? Whom do I leave instructions if I go into care or hospital?

 

What is Dying Matters?

Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.  It was setup by the National Council of Palliative Care in 2009 to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement.

Members include organisations from across the NHS, voluntary and independent health and care sectors (including hospices, care homes, charities supporting old people, children and bereavement); social care and housing sectors;  a wide range of faith organisations; community organisations; schools and colleges; academic bodies; trade unions; the legal profession and the funeral sector.

 

Every year in May, Dying Matters and their coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives them an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2019, the week will run from 13th to the 19th of May and the theme is Are We Ready?

For more information visit https://www.dyingmatters.org/

 

The Death will be held on 13th to 19th May 2019 at

Garner & Hancock solicitors

4 Church Street

Old Isleworth

TW7 6BH

Free parking outside our offices

From 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

 

To register please call 07957 186297 or email Nigel George on ngeorge@garner-hancock.co.uk