Dying Matters Week

We were in Granary Square on Tuesday (19 May) to talk about the importance of planning for the end of life at a special event marking Dying Matters Week.

Dying Matters Week highlights the importance of talking about dying and making plans for the end of life. The event - hosted by Camden Carers Service - encouraged people to consider their wishes.

Information and advice was available from Age UK Camden, and visitors were invited to write messages in memory of loved ones who had passed away, and tie them to special ‘Memory Tree’.

The theme for this year’s Dying Matters Week is ‘talk, plan, live’ – aimed at encouraging people across the country to take the following five simple steps to make the end of their life better for them and their loved ones:

  1. Write your will
  2. Record your funeral wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Consider registering as an organ donor
  5. Tell your wishes to those you are close to.

Camden resident, Frances Ely said: “It is a good idea to plan and get your affairs in order. It makes you think about all the things you want to do before you die. You do only live, and die once after all.

“And as you get closer to the end you can keep your family on their toes by telling them you’ll change your will!”

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