Another seminar of County Clare’s innovative Putting the House in Order series takes place in Ogonnelloe next week.
The event, organised by the Clare Older People’s Council, takes place on Wednesday 8 May (11am-2pm) at the Village Hall. It will deal head on with what you wish to happen at the end of life and includes two workshops. The first is an introductory information session covering wills, enduring power of attorney, and other legal issues delivered by local Clare solicitor Sharon Cahir.
The second workshop delivered by Rebecca Lloyd, Public Engagement Officer with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF), asks participants to ‘Think Ahead’ using the IHF’s popular Think Ahead form.
Four seminars have already been held in Ennis, Shannon, Kilrush and Ennistymon over the past few months with over 220 people attending.
Rebecca says: “Planning for what happens after you die or when, for some reason, you are no longer in a position to make or describe your plans for the future is a very difficult subject to contemplate. You may not have thought about – because, mostly, here in Ireland, we don’t like to. Or, it’s something you may be thinking about a lot and do want to talk about. Either way, please join us in Shannon, there is no pressure to do or say anything – Sharon and I will try and give you as much information to help you and answer any of your questions.”
Patricia Anne Moore, one of the Clare Older People’s Council organisers: “We had very inspirational days in Ennis, Shannon, Kilrush and Ennistymon with lots of sharing and advice for those present. Through these seminars we want to enable participants to primarily receive good quality information about ‘putting their house in order’ and think about and discuss what would be important to them should they become ill, incapacitated or experience a medical emergency. It’s important for all of us to think about these things especially as we get older. It’s so you and those closest to you will know and understand what your wishes are. Many people enjoyed coming along and connecting with others – we are delighted with its success so far”
The series is with thanks to financial support from the Community Foundation for Ireland, and in association with the Irish Hospice Foundation.
Admission is free for the events but booking is essential. Phone 065 6846240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note this is primarily an information and planning session; it is not about bereavement or bereavement counselling.
Putting The House in Order Series: remaining dates:
- May 8th Village Hall, OGONNELLOE