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Rothesay hosts ‘Dying Matters’ drop-in session

Jen Layden from Marie Curie and Macmillan nurse Morag Robertson at this week's Dying Matters event in Rothesay.

Jen Layden from Marie Curie and Macmillan nurse Morag Robertson at this week's Dying Matters event in Rothesay.

 

People in Rothesay had the chance this week to find out more about planning for their death at an awareness event in the town.

The drop-in session at the Green Tree Cafe on Thursday was organised jointly by Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Argyll and Bute community health partnership.

Information was provided on the process of drawing up a will, granting power of attorney and making funeral arrangements during the event, held as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Jen Layden from Marie Curie said: “Dying Matters is all about raising awareness of death, dying and bereavement. We want to encourage people to think about their plans while they are still well.

“There are a lot of reasons why people don’t want to talk about death and dying, but just having a conversation about it can take the fear out of it for a lot of people.”

* More on this story in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 22.

 

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