Experts help you talk about death
Health professionals are hoping to help break down some taboos surrounding talking about death.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) has joined forces with Leicester's hospitals and staff from charities and hospices to tell people what support is available.
Mark Gregory, Emas paramedic, said: "Understandably, many don't want to think about what happens when you enter your last years, but if you don't you may leave difficult decisions for those left behind.
"We're taking part in this event so we can help people to think and talk about their wishes with the people that matter to them.
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"This enables them to make simple plans which will help to take the stress and worry away from friends and family."
He will be talking about how Emas staff are trained in end-of-life care.
The health watchdog, the Rutland Local Involvement Network (Link) is hosting the event.
Kathy Reynolds, Link chairman, said: "Having a conversation about end-of-life choices can be difficult – death is often regarded as a taboo subject.
"Ensuring we are able to make choices about our care, treatment and where we want to die is essential if we are to have a 'good death'."
The event today runs from 9.30am until 12.30pm at the Gover Building, Voluntary Action Rutland, Lands End Way, Oakham.
To book a place, call Jenny Darlow, Link engagement officer, on 0116 229 3018.