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Unspoken: What Will Become of Me?

Bendigo General Events At Bendigo Town Hall 189-193 Hargreaves St Bendigo, Victoria

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From 07, to August 08, 2018
1:00 - 2:00pm Save to calendar

Cost: Free. Register via link below

Unspoken Bendigo Health




Unspoken: What Will Become of Me?
The conversation we would rather avoid.
Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August 2018
Bendigo Town Hall

Health Issues Centre together with Council of the Ageing (COTA) Victoria are pleased to present ‘Unspoken: What will Become of Me?’.

Why don't we talk about our end of life wishes, make plans and share them with family and friends?

Unspoken uses art and performance to generate awareness, understanding and action around end of life conversations. It gently and humorously explores the themes of ageing, declining capacity and autonomy, and sense of identity.

Visitors to Unspoken will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on end of life choices, ask questions and provide feedback.

There are a number of sessions and forums that will be held across the two days. Please see below for further information on session times (please note that this is a free community event)


Information sessions

The information session aims to help you plan for a time when you may not be able to make decisions or communicate your wishes. Topics include:
-advance care planning
-palliative care and
-the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation


Tuesday 7th August Sessions
Session 1: 11am - 1pm
Session 2: 12pm - 2pm
Session 3: 5pm - 7pm
Session 4: 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 8 August Sessions
Session 1: 11am - 1pm
Session 2: 12pm - 2pm


COTA Forums

COTA Victoria will be offering Peer Education sessions for those who would like further opportunities to discuss these end of life conversations in a safe environment.

Unspoken raises public awareness of three critical government end-of-life initiatives: The Medical Treatment and Decisions Act, the new Victorian Palliative Care Framework and the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.


Tuesday 7th August Forums
Forum 1: 11am - 12pm
Forum 2: 1pm - 2pm
Forum 3: 5pm - 6pm

Wednesday 8 August Forums
Forum 1: 10am - 11am
Forum 2: 11am - 12pm

All guests will receive a complimentary hot beverage at the end of their tour. This event is proudly supported by Bendigo Health, City of Greater Bendigo, Murray Primary Health Network and Monash University and sponsored by Country Care Group.

If you would like to join the conversation online, please head to Facebook and Twitter and tag your posts with the #Unspoken2018

For more information or assistance with your booking please contact the Advance Care Planning office at Bendigo Health on 03 5454 6396 or email acp@bendigohealth.org.au.

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