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Helping you to have the important conversations

We understand some conversations are difficult to have but with our End-of-Life Planning Cards or MyGoodbyes Parties, we have you covered to start the conversation with your friends, family and colleagues.

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MyGoodbyes & Before I Go

Together we have all the tools to help you have the right conversations about end-of-life planning.

End-of-Life Conversations

Navigating the topic of end-of-life planning can be daunting, but it's a crucial conversation that ensures peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Whether you're a senior, a caregiver, a member of Generation X, or a parent, understanding and discussing end-of-life plans can help secure a smooth transition when the time comes.

Why End-of-Life Planning Matters

End-of-life planning isn't just about making arrangements for after you're gone; it's about setting the groundwork to ensure your wishes are honoured and your loved ones are cared for. It can cover everything from financial matters to healthcare directives, funeral plans, and inheritance.

Imagine the peace of knowing your family won't have to make difficult decisions during an emotional time or worry about fulfilling your last wishes. This preparation brings clarity and comfort.

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Conversations with Your Family

Talking about end-of-life plans with family members can be challenging, but it's an essential step. Here are some tips to make the conversation smoother:

  • Choose the Right Time: Look for a calm and private setting to discuss these matters. Avoid bringing it up during family gatherings or stressful times.
  • Be Honest: Share your wishes openly and honestly. Explain the importance of planning and how it will benefit everyone involved.
  • Involve Everyone: Ensure all key family members are part of the conversation. This avoids misunderstandings later on.
  • Use Personal Examples: Share stories or experiences that illustrate why you're making these plans. This can make the topic more relatable and less intimidating.

How to Talk to a Lawyer

Legal aspects are a significant part of end-of-life planning. Consulting a lawyer can help ensure your documents are in order and legally binding. Here's what to consider:

  • Prepare Your Questions: Before meeting with a lawyer, list the questions you have. This might include queries about wills, power of attorney, and living trusts.
  • Bring Necessary Documents: Have your identification, financial documents, and any existing legal papers ready for the consultation.
  • Discuss All Scenarios: Make sure to cover various scenarios, including incapacitation and long-term care options.
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What You Should Ask a Funeral Director

Planning your funeral might seem morbid, but it ensures that your final wishes are respected and eases the burden on your family. When talking to a funeral director, consider asking:

  • What Are the Options?: Explore different types of services, from traditional burials to cremations and green burials.
  • Costs and Packages: Ask for a detailed breakdown of costs to avoid hidden fees and ensure the service fits within your budget.
  • Personalisation: Inquire about personalising the service to reflect your life and values. This can include music, readings, and other personal touches.

What is a MyGoodbyes Party?

MyGoodbyes Party is designed to help you talk and plan for end-of-life.  The Party is split into 4 modules including MyGoodbyes for all your funeral wishes, MyMemories, MyHealthcare and MyLegacy.

It's a great way to start the conversation with some fun questions!

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End of Life Planning Cards to make end of life conversations so much easier! Use the suggested interactive and engaging activities in the pack to help a possibly awkward conversation become a light one, to bring clarity to your decisions, and to encourage you to document these. It really is possible!