We plan for different milestones in our lives – weddings, careers and even retirement. Planning for our final goodbye makes just as much sense.
However, it can be hard to know where to start, particularly with legal and financial institutions regularly adapting to suit our ever-changing world.
Having the right information can assist us in leaving our loved ones with a well-planned process following death. To help educate the community, Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service along with Succession Legal are hosting a free information session as part of Geelong’s Seniors Month.
Covering a wide range of topics, presenters will discuss topics relating to legal matters and funeral care, including changes to powers of attorney and the introduction of pay by instalments prepaid funeral plans.
“Every day we see how important these conversations are for families,” Alyson Burchell from Tuckers said.
“Talking about funerals really helps people to make informed choices.”
When considering funeral care, previous generations had fewer choices to make. They would rely on family traditions, both cultural and religious, to guide the funeral care process.
Today there are many ways to express the loss of a loved one and these choices can make us question what our funeral personal requests and preferences would be.
“There is an option to suit everyone, we understand every funeral plan is unique to each person’s personality and offer a range of services tailored to suit individual needs,” Ms Burchell said.
Amy Fisher (Succession Legal), Sue Marshman and Alyson Burchell (Tuckers Funerals) are hosting a free information session to answer your questions about funeral planning and legal matters on at Tuckers Chapel in Grovedale on October 22 from 1.30-3.30pm. Head to tuckers.com.au or phone 5221 4788 for more details.