Compassionate community conversations

Palliative Care South Australia chief executive officer Shyla Mills will be at the Port Lincoln morning tea. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

A morning tea will be held for all to join a compassionate community conversation about serious illness, ageing, disability, dying, grief and caregiving and the supports that are available.

Residents are invited to attend the free event at the Marina Hotel on Thursday, November 16 from 10am.

Compassionate community conversations are being held across the state, led by Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA).

The morning tea will involve information sharing and participation in discussions about compassionate communities, including how to become a more compassionate neighbour and friend, what services and supports are currently available and exploring what compassionate communities could look like within your local neighbourhood.

PCSA chief executive officer Shyla Mills said this would be the largest series of compassionate community conversations ever held across the state.

“Everyone is invited and it’s a chance for everyone to discuss and consider individual and collective strategies for nurturing compassionate communities in everyone’s neighbourhood,” she said.

“Everyone will know someone who experiences a serious illness, ageing, disability, dying, grief, or caregiving. It might be a family member, friend, colleague, schoolteacher, or neighbour.

“It is a normal part of life, but it usually is something people find difficult to talk about or to know how to help.”

The event is being held in collaboration with Carers SA, funded by Country SA PHN and Adelaide PHN, supported by SA Health, while The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Palliative Care is the proud event sponsor.

If you are interested in attending this event, RSVP at