• Date: 31/07/2018
  • Cemetery: GMCT Home

Is there something about end of life planning that you’re ‘Dying to Know?’ August 8 is Dying to Know Day, run by advocacy not-for-profit organisation the GroundSwell Project.

Dying to Know Day events are designed to encourage conversations and curiosity about end of life, build awareness of issues around death and dying and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.

There’s a gap 

Did you know?
According to the GroundSwell project:

  • 75 per cent of us have not had end of life discussions
  • 60 per cent think we don’t talk about death enough
  • less than 10 per cent of us die with an advance care plan.

The number of Australians aged 65 and over will double by 2050, increasing our need to plan while we’re able to make quality decisions and share our wishes with our loved ones.

What you can do:

  • develop your own 'death literacy' (the knowledge and insight to make informed decisions around death and dying) 
  • plan ahead for end of life and consider a will, advance care plans and memorialisation arrangements
  • share your wishes with the important people in your life
  • educate yourself about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial
  • position yourself to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement.

How can we help you make informed decisions?

GMCT’s new community voice panel will provide a forum for you to share your views on issues related to death and dying, along with your preferences and needs in relation to the products and services offered by GMCT. 

Help shape the future of cemeteries by becoming part of a group of people who share their opinions and perspectives on a wide range of cemetery issues on a regular basis.

We will share information with you about opportunities to participate in face-to-face sessions, such as focus groups and community meetings.

GMCT will also report back to participants on feedback collected from the panel.

Express your interest in being part of the Community Voice Panel now.

You can:

We respect your privacy – personal information will be kept confidential and you can unsubscribe from the updates at any time.