Dying To Know Day
Dying To Know Day (D2KDay) – August 8th – is an annual day dedicated to encouraging conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.
Tuckers Funerals invite you to participate by having a conversation with your family and friends. It could be that you need to create or update your personal will, or discuss your wishes for your final goodbye.
While most of us agree we need to talk more about end of life, too few of us actually do. D2KDay was launched in 2013 and has seen over 350 events and has sparked thousands of conversations about death, dying and bereavement. For more visit www.dyingtoknowday.org
The more we talk about death and dying the more comfortable we can become about the topic. Conversations will be different for everyone and can range from being comical or perhaps a little more serious. The more we talk about death, dying and funerals the better equipped we are to handle the often unexpected situations when they arise.
One interesting concept that has helped to get the conversation started is ‘Death Over Dinner’ – bringing people to the dinner table to create social change. Last year, Michael Hebb joined ABC’s Lateline to host a Death Over Dinner with prominent Australians including actors Michael Caton and Nakkiah Lui, comedian Denise Scott, writer Alex Lee, and intensive care specialist Neil Orford – check it out here abcnews/deathoverdinner
If this article has raised any personal issues that you would like to discuss further in confidence, contact Tuckers Bereavement Care Team during office hours or visit www.grief.org.au