Living with a serious illness can be an emotional roller-coaster. Some people have periods when they feel hopeful and times when they feel fear. Adjusting to the illness impacts not only the individual, but also close friends and family. It touches every aspect of the individual’s life and can make them vulnerable to emotional distress, anxiety and depression.
The Northern Health Network is hosting a Living & Dying Well Expo on Wednesday 8th November from 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm at the Barossa Arts & Convention Centre. This free event will showcase the care and support services available in the Gawler & Barossa region for people living with a progressive, life-limiting illness and those who care for them, including family and friends.
The ability to live and die well takes careful planning and community support. The unique Living Dying Well Expo aims to remove taboos, normalise dying, reduce people’s fears and ensure that no one feels like they are/or will be a burden to others. The Expo will promote wellbeing, planning ahead, positive ageing, being prepared, getting support and techniques for embracing all aspects of life.
Featuring displays from: Cancer Council, Uniting Communities, Barossa Village Aged Care, Gawler-Barossa Advanced Care Directive Reference Group, Alzheimer’s Australia, Southern Cross Care, Relationships Australia, CanTeen, Remedy Healthcare and more to be announced.
This free event will give members of the community an overview of the services available to better manage serious illness and learn more about end of life decision making. Information will also be provided on the Northern Health Network’s Living Well with Serious Illness Program.
Who can attend?
- Everyone including:
- Reirement and Aged Care Community Residents;
- Older people still living independent;
- Schools teachers;
- Health professionals;
- Community workers;
- University students;
- Community volunteers & community groups;
- Parents of children with life-limiting conditions;
- Carers of people with chronic disease, life-limiting conditions & disabilities;
- Anyone who is interested in having a good life and a good death.
130 Magnolia Road
Tanunda SA 5352
3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Afternoon tea will be provided
Register online for this free event or call us on (08) 8209 0700