Life is short…plan ahead

PALLIATIVE Care Tasmania is gearing up to host an informative day of talks for community members to address everything you need to know to be informed and prepared as you age.

These topics of discussion are often avoided until it’s too late, causing unnecessary distress for the person and their family.

Palliative Care Tasmania hopes the information day will equip and empower people with the information they need so they can make the arrangements they want before the need arises, so they can get on with living their best life.

The information day will be held at the Howrah Community Centre, located at 11 Howrah Road, Howrah, on Tuesday 25 February from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

There will be a series of talks from interesting speakers on a range of topics.

All members of the community are invited to attend all or part of the day, the investment of your time will be well rewarded and there is no charge for attending.

Lawyers from the specialist elder abuse unit at Legal Aid will present on the topic of Elder Abuse.

They will discuss what elder abuse means and what options are available to you to help to address this issue.

Perpetual Trustees will provide information on Wills, estate planning, executorship, enduring power of attorney and being a beneficiary.

A financial information officer from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will talk about financial considerations when looking at retirement and the implications for Centrelink payments.

Palliative Care Tasmania will debunk the myth of what palliative care is and discuss the importance of advance care planning to make sure everyone is on the same page about providing you the best possible care should you lose the ability to communicate that for yourself.

COTA (Council of the Aging) will have a representative explaining how to make the best choices to help you age at home by providing an introduction to the aged care system and how it works.

All members of the community are welcome to come along for all of the day or just for the sessions that interest you.

Palliative Care Tasmania would like to acknowledge the generous support of Clarence City Council in making this event possible.

Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to book your place (RSVP is required for catering purposes), please contact Stefany on 0455 032 730 or stefany.wunsch@pct.org.au.

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