SAIF launches end of life campaign

October 5, 2016   //   No Comments

five-things-brochure-front-pageIt is a taboo subject often left until it is too late – but funeral directors are now urging people to talk about their end of life wishes.  SAIF has launched a new booklet entitled ‘Five things to do before you die.’ The booklet gives people an opportunity to record their end of life wishes for their loved ones and outlines five key areas for people to consider:

Make a will to outline your inheritance wishes as well as details of your digital legacy. This includes social media passwords so relatives can keep online photos.

Record your funeral wishes including whether you want to be cremated or buried, your preferred venue and the type of flowers, music and poetry at your funeral.

Plan your future care and support such as details of where you would like to be cared for, who should look after your pets and other practical issues.

Ensure loved ones know if you are a registered organ donor.

Tell your loved ones your wishes and ensure they know where the booklet and other important documentation, such as bank statements, are kept.

Terry Tennens, Chief Executive of SAIF, added: “SAIF independent funeral directors support families during the most difficult time of their life and provide a high quality and personal service to their local community. I am delighted that local members are going above and beyond by supporting our campaign to encourage people to start thinking about end of life planning. I hope this booklet we have produced will be of valuable help and a source of huge comfort to families.

The ‘Five things to do before you die booklet is available free from local SAIF funeral directors or it can be downloaded here Planning for later life Booklet