Albany Dying to Know FREE Event Program

Published: Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 12:20:06 PM

The D word, death. It’s something we don’t often talk about, and is associated with sadness, fear and pain. Dying to Know Day is a national day designed to encourage us to talk, explore and be curious about the D word.


The City of Albany presents a week long Dying to Know program of free events starting with an art exhibition at the Vancouver Arts Centre titled Permission to Die on 5 August. The Town Square and Library become home to an interactive film, variety of activities and meaningful discussions. And an international speaker with a documentary film at the Entertainment Centre will close out the week of events.


City of Albany Manager Community Engagement, Julie-Ann Gray, said the free program of events aims to increase awareness about aging and end of life.


“It’s a fact of life that we will all die or experience a death of a loved one. Starting the conversation with your family while you’re well, no matter your age is important to making sure you can have everything in place at a sensitive time for most.”


“We would like to see Albany become a Compassionate City. Albany is in a strong position to activate our collective values, and by working together we can place the spotlight on the increasing issues facing our aging community.

Thanks to our community funders and partners we have delivered an unusual but interesting art-focussed program.”
“We can all make a difference by encouraging, strengthening and establishing partnerships that support building community capacity and resilience,” said Ms Gray.


The Dying to Know program will see for the first time in the Albany community, government, business, and agencies working together to strengthen relationships for a compassionate community charter going forward” said Ms Gray.


The City of Albany wishes to thank and acknowledge funding from the Brandenburg Foundation and the generous support of community partners; the Dying to Know Committee, Hawthorn House Alzheimer’s WA, Albany Community Hospice, A to Z-Visual, Soroptimist International Albany, and WA Primary Health Alliance.


For more information about the Dying to Know Program of Events contact Julie-Ann Gray on: 6820 3008 or email: julieanng@albany.wa.gov.au

FREE PROGRAM OF EVENTS

THE MEMORY OF ORDINARY THINGS EXHIBITION
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY • SATURDAY 10 AUGUST • 10AM - 12.30PM


DENMARK COMMUNITY CENTRE • THURSDAY 8 AUGUST • 4PM - 5PM


MEMORIES, DREAMS & REFLECTIONS FILM
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY (UPSTAIRS) • SATURDAY 10 AUGUST • 10.30AM


STORYTELLING CIRCLE
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY (UPSTAIRS)• SATURDAY 10 AUGUST • 11AM - 1PM


BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO...
ALBANY TOWN SQUARE • SATURDAY 10 AUGUST • 11AM - 1PM


SOROPTIMIST SENSORY EXPERIENCE KIT LAUNCH
HAWTHORN HOUSE, MILPARA • TUESDAY 13 AUGUST • 10.30AM


LOVE IS LISTENING: DEMENTIA WITHOUT LONELINESS
ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE • THURSDAY 22 AUGUST • 6PM • FREE EVENT


PERMISSION TO DIE EXHIBITION
VANCOUVER ARTS CENTRE • 5 - 31 AUGUST • MON - FRI 9AM-4PM • SAT 10AM - 3PM


OPENING EVENT • 3 AUGUST • 1PM
RSVP REQUIRED TO: arts@albany.wa.gov.au

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