Dying to Know Day a chance to plan for the future and get ‘dead set’

The 8th of August is Dying to Know Day, which is an annual campaign that empowers people to plan for their own future and improve their knowledge around choices for their end-of-life. Organisers are encouraging Australians to ‘get dead set’ by proactively planning. 

This year, the Public Trustee are providing a free session in Port Sorell for Tasmanians wanting to understand what their options are.

Public Trustee CEO, Todd Kennedy, said to ‘get dead set’ might involve some difficult conversations, but they could be some of the most important conversations a person will ever have.

“This is a journey we’re all on,” Mr Kennedy said.

“Putting in place a plan makes it easier for you and easier for those around you.  

“We want to help people understand how to capture their financial, health, and legal choices in writing so that they can be in control.

“Sadly, around fifty per cent of Tasmanians will pass away without a Will and unfortunately, that can have a big impact on those left behind.

“The Public Trustee can help you make your will as well as other important documents like an enduring power of attorney and an enduring guardianship to make sure that your wishes are respected.”

Mr Kennedy said that the Public Trustee can prepare free Wills and enduring powers of attorney for many Tasmanians, including all Tasmanian Seniors-card or commonwealth pension card holders when they appoint the Public Trustee to take on the role of administering their estate. 

Come join us in Port Sorrel

Date: Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Time: 2:00- 3:30 pm

Location: Banksia Centre, Pitcairn Street, Port Sorell

Spaces are limited, so book now at www.portsorellu3a.org.au

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For more tips on how to talk to your family about estate planning click here

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