Councillor Casserly hosted a Coffee Morning alongside the Irish Hospice Foundation at Kenny’s in Lucan recently.
The event was aimed at all members of the community and offered information about the ‘Think Ahead’ initiative which encourages people to record their wishes in the event of a medical emergency, serious illness or death.
Councillor Casserly was by joined 40 members of the community as well as Irish Hospice Foundation representatives Angela Edghill and Anne Marie for the coffee morning which featured a full presentation and information leaflets about the services offered by the organisation.
Councillor Casserly said: “It is so important to let people know your wishes in the case of an emergency. We want to ensure that people are treated with dignity and that they can speak for themselves – even when tragedy strikes.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD attended the event and commended Councillor Casserly tackling the issue within the local community. Fine Gael councillors William Lavelle, Brian Lawlor and Anne Marie Dermody also attended the Coffee Morning during which over €450 was donated.
Think Ahead booklets feature questions and information and allow people to record their wishes – letting families know what they want in the event of a medical emergency. They are available from the Irish Hospice Foundation here: Think Ahead.
Check out our video from the event…