Caring for an elderly parent – where to start?

Caring for an elderly parent – where to start? That’s very ‘up’ for me at the moment.

We’ve been in rescue mode, driving an 86 year old for hours from a place of social isolation and increasing depression and anxiety to… well, you hope a place of some comfort and company but have to recognise it’s also in reality an unfamiliar household with different patterns, pace and rules.

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End of life planning: Fling-O-Bingo

If you want to engage others in thinking and talking about end of life planning, try a bit of Fling-O-Bingo to get the wheels oiled. We use this as a way of talking about key documents next of kin will need. We first used it at the Ideal Death Show in 2013. Recently, we shared it with […]

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#Good to Be Alive

 I’m inviting Flingers to share one good reason that it’s Good to Be Alive this week. #GTBA Final Fling isn’t just about funerals and dying. It’s about the complex stuff we have to deal with while we’re alive. And part of that is actually being able to appreciate life. I’m very alert to the theme Good to Be […]

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Bereavement and Tax

Bereavement and Tax – it’s changing again. There can be a mountain of paperwork to deal with after a bereavement, and everyday matters like dealing with banks, council departments and utility companies can become overwhelming. One area that needs attention after most bereavements is tax.

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Life Planning Tools

Final Fling’s Life Planning Tools encourage you to live life to the full – with the end in mind. So whether you’re thinking about caretaking digital legacies for the next generation, want to save others the burden of difficult decisions or just want to take responsibility for your own life and stay in control, try our Life Planning Tools.

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Funeral Wishes and Last Wishes

If that random no.10 bus got you, who would know your funeral wishes?

The scary thing is, one in four of us will NOT die on predictable path. That means we won’t see it coming. Out of the blue, we’ll be here and then gone. And someone else will have to make our funeral arrangements.

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Memory Box

Do you have a Memory Box under the bed?

Great. Lovely for keeping locks of hair and old birthday cards and love letters.

There’s another way you might like to store digital treasures. Final Fling’s Memory Box.

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Make your funeral wishes known

I’m making a serious plea this week to make your funeral wishes known to your friends and/or family.
I’ve just had a phone call from ‘Ewan’ – a friend of a Final Flinger ‘Jim’. Our poor Flinger is terminally ill and has now slipped into unconsciousness.

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