Later Life Planning – Let’s Talk!

Considerations of later life

This exciting event, new for Storrington, is getting talked about around the town, and attracting lots of interest.

Storrington Community Partnership, have conducted wide consultation with groups of people to establish if the subject matter will be welcomed and the universal response is – “YES”

Most people feel that planning for later life, including death, needs to be talked about more, and they welcome the openness that this event will bring. We have been heartened by the positive enthusiasm of some of the professionals we plan to have available to answer your questions, and already some have confirmed their willingness to attend.

These include a solicitor, to respond to legal questions, a local funeral director on planning your funeral, and St Barnabas Hospice who welcome the opportunity to explain what hospices can do for you. We will have officers of the local authorities to advise on types of care in later life, and the roles of the Registrar, and the specialists. Our local surgery in Storrington will also be represented by one of the doctors.

Taking place as it will at the Old School Hall, we hope a leisurely and relaxed atmosphere will prevail, enabling visitors to mull over the advice and information they have found, over free refreshments, before deciding on courses of future planning.

There will be banners, flyers and posters out nearer the time, in September onwards, to encourage people to tell their friends and families about it too.

In the meantime, volunteers will continue to plan how best to arrange the hall, and also to gain feedback from those who attend.

Later Life Planning Event
12th October, 10am to 1pm
 Old School Community Centre
School Lane, Storrington, RH20 4LL

More on this subject in a few weeks, so watch this space!

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