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End of Life seminar being hosted by Kelowna Unitarians

‘There’s a need for conversations and demystifying some of the complex aspects of our twilight years’
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The Kelowna Unitarians are hosting an End of Life seminar on March 2, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1310 Bertram Street. (Photo pixabay)

Death can be a difficult topic to discuss for many people.

To help people get more comfortable thinking and talking about it, and how it can affect loved ones, Kelowna Unitarians is hosting its first-ever End-of-Life Seminar.

Four sessions will help attendees understand the challenges they will face in the final years and days of life.

“There’s a real need for these conversations and demystifying some of the more complex aspects of our twilight years,” explains Kelowna Unitarians Minister Reverend Brian Kiely. “Some people are eager to have these discussions, and others may feel nervous.”

The sessions include:

  • Live Until You Die - presented by Rev. Brian Kiely;
  • Representation Agreements and Power of Attorney - presented by Paul Hergott, Kelowna lawyer;
  • How to Talk About Difficult Things - presented by Clair Jantzen, registered professional counsellor;
  • MAiD Today - presented by Rev. Brian Kiely.

“We want this seminar to kick off an ongoing series about death and dying,” says Valaura Jones, community development manager with Kelowna Unitarians. “Ongoing sessions will be created to help people at all ages and life stages.”

The End-of-Life Seminar runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Kelowna Unitarians (1310 Bertram Street).

Tickets are $20 and are available online or by phoning 250-763-7212.

For more information visit the Kelowna Unitarians website.

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