September 2016

It’s time to talk openly about dying and bereavement.

An elderly couple talking with a young person

Dying is a natural part of our lives. At some point it will happen to all of us; but how we prepare for that moment can make a huge difference to us, those we love and those we leave behind.

Just thinking about how we’ll get older and die is best done when we’re healthy; it means there’s less for others to think about when it happens, and talking it over with those close to you gives everyone a certain peace of mind. After all, the last thing anyone needs is having to organise a funeral when they’re at their most upset and vulnerable.

Good grief - time to talk about dying and bereavementGood Grief is here to help. A unique event in the Cheshire area, it can give you all the guidance and support you need, whether you’re thinking about organising your own funeral, planning for getting older or grieving for someone close to you.

It brings together a whole host of organisations that can answer your questions, give you advice and simply be there for you. From writing a will to bereavement counselling, hospice care to creating visual tributes, over 20 specialists will be on hand to make planning and coping with death, dying and bereavement easier. Plus, there’ll be advice on preventing accidents in the home from the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Orbitas Handyperson Team.

Good Grief will be held on Monday, 26th September from 10.30am to 4pm at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Councillor David Marren, Chairman of Orbitas welcomes the event: “No one wants to talk about death, but sometimes people need to talk and are unable to find anyone to listen. Good Grief will help local people find out what to do to organise a funeral before they have to. Most importantly though, it brings together organisations who want to help ease the fear and provide a better understanding of the issues surrounding death, dying and bereavement.”

Come along for a chat and a cuppa – all welcome:

Monday, 26th September, 10.30am to 4pm, Nantwich Civic Hall