We provide Hospice care & support to patients and their loved ones living in Kent and East Sussex. Discover how we can help you.
As a nation we often shy away from talking about death, dying and our own mortality, but greater awareness has been shown to reduce anxieties and enable a better experience around death. Being aware of your options, choices and wishes can help ensure you and your loved ones feel better prepared, taking the uncertainty away from what can be a difficult situation.
What can you expect?
The Departure Lounge is somewhere you can consider and have conversations about death and dying. We know that speaking openly about these topics has a positive bearing on people, and hope that you will come away with more awareness about end-of-life matters, to help make informed choices for yourself, family and friends for when needed.
Why ‘The Departure Lounge’?
Sessions are held in physical spaces called ‘Departure Lounges’, using the analogy of travel, connection and change. We explore death and choices through activities, conversations and even a bit of fun. You’re in control of what you wish to share and explore, and we’re here to help make it easier and shine a light on things you may not have even considered.
Share your experiences
We would love to hear about your own experiences and to work with you to explore some different ideas about what might get people thinking and talking.
Thursday 18th May @ 14:00 – Cottage Hospice, Five Ashes, Mayfield, TN20 6HY
Wednesday 24th May @ 14:00 – Hospice in the Weald, Maidstone Road, Pembury, TN2 4TA
Each workshop is a drop-in session, however, if you’d like to let us know you and your loved ones are planning on attending, we can plan accordingly and make sure we have enough Tea and Cake to go around.
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