5 conversations about death

Check out the Conversation Project in the US and next time you’re prepping dinner, dicing carrots or enjoying a bite and a glass with friends, use Final Fling as the perfect excuse for starting conversations about life and death.

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Online funeral services

Thanks to Dorothy Paddon for this week’s blog about online funeral services.

Recently two people I cared about – a cousin, and a friend – both died in USA.

I’m not usually a fan of the American way of doing things – but I was impressed by the on-line facilities two funeral companies, in different states, made available, making it easy for distant mourners to contribute.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 #YODO

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK.

Final Fling and others will be marking the week with a Death Cafe… the growing movement to encourage open conversations about life, death, loss, grief… all the things that have been a bit of a taboo for way too long. If you have an interest in your own life and your eventual end of life, get involved! Look out for Twitter chats every day from 1-2pm on various subjects

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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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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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Death and loss

Death and loss It’s a sad truth, but the fact is we’re all living and we’re all dying. As difficult as it may be to accept, death is an inevitable part of life. At Final Fling we don’t waste time dwelling on the negative of this, instead we see death as the counterpoint that makes […]

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