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.
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.
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
Final Fling fortune teller
If you’re organising an event to encourage end of life planning, use Final Fling’s unique Fortune Teller to get conversations started.
Funeral Wishes – November offer
During November, Kate Hill, a member of Final Fling’s Marketplace – is offering FREE funeral wishes planning sessions. Kate is an interfaith minister and celebrant.
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.
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.
Appoint your Final Fling Keyholder
We’ve been friends since school. I’d trust her with my life.
Next to signing up for a Final Fling account, the most important thing you can do today is appoint your Final Fling Keyholder. Your Final Fling Keyholder is the person who can access all the Top 20 essential documents and instructions you should store on Final Fling.
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.
Coping with loss… Pat Brown’s ceilidh
How do you go on living after the sudden death of your partner? Caroline Brown generously shares her recent personal experience and shows us one way of coping.
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 […]
Top 10 – Final Fling funeral music
Final Fling funeral music Top 10s list was compiled after asking folks in the street about funeral music favourites.
We found that they fancied a mix of ballads, irony, sweet poignancy and mellow melody for their funerals, ceremonies and celebrations.
10 Things to Do on Final Fling
Find out the Top 10 things to do on Final Fling to plan ahead and stay in control at the end of life.