Let’s talk about dying, death and loss
Communities in the Great Southern are being encouraged to talk about dying, death and loss as part of a project focused on shifting community culture and improving end of life care and support. Compassionate Communities is a whole of community approach to increasing awareness of end of life, and empowering people to live and die well, at home where possible.
The project, which is being delivered in partnership by WA Primary Health Alliance and the City of Albany, is one of 11 being delivered nationally through funding from the Australian Government through the Primary Health Network program.
We encourage Great Southern residents to share their knowledge and understanding of end of life care by completing a short survey to help inform future community awareness activities of the project. To complete the survey, click here.
To find out more about the project, please call Compassionate Communities Capacity Builder Lisa Forward on 0418 127 741.
Dying to Know Day activities
To learn more about events being held in Albany as part of Dying to Know Day, Wednesday August 8, click here.
As well as Compassionate Communities and Dying to Know Day activities, there will be a number of My Health Record information sessions taking place in the Great Southern.
|Dying to Know Day 2018||My Health Record|
Wednesday, 8 August
10:15-14:15 – Information and talks for carers
18:30 – Film Harvest, The Leisure Seeker
|Wednesday, 8 August
16:30-17:30 – My Health Record,
18:00-19:00pm – My Health Record,
|Thursday, 9 August
09:30-12:00 – Morning Tea & Information,
|Thursday, 9 August
09:30-10:30 – My Health Record,
17:30-18:30 – My Health Record – Albany Information Session, Beryl Grant Community Centre
|Friday, 10 August – Guest Speakers at Albany Library:
12:00 – Palliative Care
13:15 – End of Life & Advanced Care
14:30 – My Health Record
15:30 – Centrelink & Legal Aid – Financial Assistance and Advanced Health Directives
16:30 – Mayor’s presentation to poster winners
Death Over Dinner – tickets on sale Albany
|Saturday, 11 August
12:30-14:30 – Guest Speakers at Albany Public Library
09:00 – DiY Funerals & Death Café
10:00 – Albany Community Hospice
11:00 – Breavement & Grief
12:00 – Death, Dying and Loss Storytelling
12:30-14:30 – Devonshire Tea & Information Amity Rose Funeral Directors, Cockburn Road