Talking about experiences, fears and thoughts about death is never easy.
The Death Cafe event is a gathering of people in an informal and relaxed atmosphere talking about the inevitable.
Home Instead Senior Care Wollongong is running the Death Cafe at Shellharbour Library on August 8 to coincide with Dying to Know Day.
Home Instead Senior Care Wollongong owner Su Middleton said the objective was to increase awareness of dying, palliative care and the information available to plan, support and have the death of your choice.
Dr Michael Barbato will be at the Death Cafe to help facilitate an open discussion and answer questions guests may have about palliative care and advanced health care directives.
"We are excited to be hosting a Death Cafe again following our success last year," Mrs Middleton said.
"The objective is to help people be empowered and encouraged from the conversations we will have about death in a relaxed cafe style. We will also talk about palliative care as people may not know the process and or have enough knowledge about this topic.
"We hope people will not only be able to share experiences but come away with new information.
"In the past few years, Home Instead has helped many people to die in their own homes surrounded by loved ones and we are looking forward to sharing perspective on end-of-life topics at this event."
Death Cafe runs 10.30am-12.30pm on August 8 and includes light refreshments.
Entry is free but people need to RSVP here.