Grief in older people

Christine Pedley reflects on a final farewell and ‘doing death well’.

Christine Pedley

This article was updated on March 9, 2023. It discusses a final farewell. Today we’d simply like to share a lovely, very real story by our LinkedIn connection Christine Pedley who lives at Ferntree Gully,  Victoria. Christine has been an authorised marriage celebrant for 11 years.  She “co-creates ceremonies that … Read more

Join us at Death Cafe at Jannali on March 11 – everyone welcome.

Preparing for Death Cafe

We’ll be running another Death Cafe on March 11 at the St George and Sutherland Community College at 127-129 Sutherland Rd, Jannali on Saturday March 11. It goes from 10am til 12 noon. At a death cafe you express your thoughts and experiences. The facilitators guide, so the conversation is … Read more

Understand death better.

Mosman Square Seniors Centre, February 20, 2023.

Here are some documents discussed at our Mosman Seniors Centre session today. It doesn’t matter whether you were there or not, these might be useful. Take our easy two question survey. And if you take our simple two question survey today, you could be in the draw to get a … Read more

Join us in Mosman – ‘Understand Death Better’.

Media - Events Mosman - Understanding Death Better

Slip in at lunch time. The session will go for an hour, from 12 noon until 1pm, and we’d love to see you. Mosman Seniors Centre, Mosman Square, 12noon-1pm, Monday February 20. Coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided. At the beginning of the session, we’ll invite you to answer … Read more

We had a great conversation – Just a reminder about this event in Wollongong on Thursday, February 9 – places still available.

In Wollongong for Conversations Around Death and Dying.

Join us on February 9, for our FREE event, as I and other guest speakers share our stories, knowledge, and experience about legal considerations, managing grief and bereavement, the benefits of memorialisation, as well as the importance of having ‘those’ conversations. “There will be plenty of room if someone joins … Read more

The Ocean of Grief – How does grief affect older people?

This article was updated on 20 September, 2022. It discusses grief in older people. Dr Katrin Gerber, of the National Ageing Research Institute, has turned the spotlight on grief in older people. “In our society, older people are often overlooked, marginalised and even forgotten, especially when it comes to loss … Read more