Past Events

2015 Events

Dying to Know Day 2015

90% of people never share their end-of-life wishes.
45% of people die without a will.
80% of people wish to die at home, but only 20% do.
It’s time to start talking about death. It won’t kill you.
Take action on August 8th (or even today).

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Visit for events in Victoria as part of Dying to Know Day

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COTA still has spaces available in an upcoming arts workshop on Death, Dying and Grieving. The Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre and Palliative Care Victoria have trained volunteers to pilot this creative one hour workshop at COTA Victoria. The one hour workshop will contain a short film screening and creative activities that explore thoughts and feelings on death, dying and grieving.

Spaces are limited. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please contact Donna Swan on and nominate your preferred date: Wednesday June 24th  @ 10.30am or Friday June 26th @ 10.00am

Venue: COTA Victoria, Block Arcade, 98 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor.

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DYING TO TALK – Monday 15th June 2015, What is your most pressing question about death and dying?

COTA Victoria supported by the City of Casey invites older people, their family, friends and carers to be part of a discussion on what matters most to us as we approach end of life. What are your wishes for end-of-life care? How do you make this known to others?

Speakers include John Doutch COTA Victoria Peer Educator,community leader & City of Casey Senior Citizen of the Year 2011, Jenny Pace Advanced Care Planning Education Coordinator, Monash Health; David Cox Volunteer Coordinator, South Eastern Palliative Care and Lynne Westland Funeral Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals



When    Monday 15th June 2015

Time      9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Venue    Council Chambers, City of Casey Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren

Bookings City of Casey Customer Service Ph 9705 5200 to secure your place. A light morning tea will be provided.

2014 Events

On May 27th 2014 COTA Victoria with Palliative Care Victoria held a successful event (DYING TO TALK) on starting conversations and planning on end of life issues.

COTA members are encouraged to have a conversation on what matters as you approach end of life and think about who do you need to have this conversation with. On August 8th 2014, to promote DYING TO KNOW DAY, COTA supported  Macedon Ranges Shire Council to hold a community information event on end of life planning and issues.

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