Talking, planning and living in Alton

As part of ‘Dying Matters Week’, Brendoncare Alton is holding a special event to support local people to talk about death, dying and bereavement. Everyone is invited to this free evening, which has been called ‘Talk, plan and live your life’. The event is designed to help people talk about issues around death which they might find difficult to discuss.

While none of us likes to think about dying, by having these conversations earlier rather than later with your loved ones, you can put any plans in place and then continue to enjoy the rest of your life.

Guests will be able to talk with local experts. These include Colin Godfrey, Patient Representative on the End of Life Steering Group for North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Hutchings, End of Life Care GP Lead for North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, as well as representatives from all the local religious and spiritual groups. The evening will provide a relaxed opportunity to find out more about how to ‘talk, plan and live your life’.

Vivienne Cuff, Head of Care at Brendoncare Alton, explains why it is important to talk to family or friends about your wishes around death. “Making sure that your wishes are known and plans are in place means that there is one less worry when the time comes. A period of illness and bereavement is a difficult time and worrying about your or your loved one’s final wishes can add to the stress. You don’t need to be ill or dying to talk about these things and having discussions early can help to make sure that everything is in place for when needed.”

The ‘Talk, plan and live your life’ event will be held at Brendoncare Alton in Adams Way, Alton on Wednesday 11 May between 4pm and 7pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in at a convenient time.

Brendoncare Alton is part of Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation and provides residential and nursing care for 80 people, as well as care for people living with dementia. A close care complex adjoins the home providing the independence and security of home ownership, together with access to many caring and communal facilities, giving peace of mind. 

For more information about the ‘Talk, plan and live your life’ event please telephone Brendoncare Alton on 01420 549797.

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