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The Departure Lounge

Memory Jar making in Living Well

Join us at The Departure Lounge this May

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.

The Departure Lounge in Living Well
Memory Jar making in Living Well
Group discussing in Living Well

Upcoming Departure Lounge Dates

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.

Let us know you're coming!

Which Departure Lounge would you like to attend?

Are you happy for us to get in touch with you after The Departure Lounge?

We'd like to know how you found The Departure Lounge with a few quick and easy questions.
(We may contact you via telephone, or email).