There’s no denying that considering our own mortality can be incredibly confronting and emotionally challenging. It’s something that most of us try to avoid. However, taking the time to actively think about, discuss and plan for the end of our lives, like we do for other major life events, can be extremely liberating.
It’s not easy talking about our final wishes before we have to, but it’s one of the most important conversations that you will ever have with your loved ones. From aged care services to your funeral and final resting place, pre-planning offers the freedom to choose how you want to be remembered. This is extremely important, as the emotional legacy that you leave behind, is the legacy that loved ones will continue to interact with and reflect upon for generations to come.
Organising your funeral and choosing your final resting place ahead of time can provide great comfort in knowing that your final wishes will be carried out in a way that uniquely reflects you and your life, and that loved ones will not be burdened with difficult choices during their time of grief. It also makes financial sense to pay for your funeral and resting place at today’s prices, avoiding any future price increases.
Planning for the end of your life will require you to answer a few questions:
• What type of service do you want?
• Where do you want the service to be conducted?
• Do you want to be buried, cremated or entombed?
• How and where do you want to be memorialised?
• How much do you wish to spend?
At the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority our friendly staff are uniquely positioned to help you with this truly personal process. Whatever you choose to do, it is important that all of your decisions are accurately recorded; this will ensure that your wishes are honoured in the way that you have chosen. To assist with this process we have provided this free guide.
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