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Celebrating a Life: Blog

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In recent years, we’ve experienced more American families choosing cremation as a final wish. It’s projected by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) that in 2030, 71% of those who die will be cremated.

As the number of cremations...

August 31, 2017

Live Life to the Fullest: How to Accomplish a Bucket List

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” –Oscar Wilde

Have you ever sat down to write a bucket list—a list of all the accomplishments and experiences you hope to achieve before you die? What did you write? Swim with...

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August 17, 2017

5 Must-Have Conversations When Caring for Aging Parents

Having a conversation with an aging parent about a sensitive topic, such as health or future living situations, can be intimidating, but is often important. From preplanning to final wishes, knowing which words to use (and what to avoid) can ease...

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August 3, 2017

Funeral and Wake Etiquette: When to Attend the End-of-Life Celebration of an Acquaintance

When someone you know experiences the loss of a loved one, your first reaction may be to help. But, you may not be sure what to say or do, especially if the deceased is only an acquaintance. This is a normal feeling, but there are several ways to...

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July 20, 2017

How to Choose an End of Life Celebration: Funeral vs. Wake

Did you know that within the first 24 to 48 hours of someone passing, there are up to 125 decisions to make when planning a funeral? If a loved one has not already documented his or her wishes, a lot of quick decisions need to be made during an...

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July 6, 2017

When Should One Attend a Funeral or Wake? 5 Ways to Decide.

If you’ve ever questioned whether or not you should attend a funeral or wake—you’re not alone. In fact, if you type that exact question into Google, 1,900,000 results will appear. But, before you can answer whether your attendance is necessary, it’s...

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June 22, 2017

Family Conversation Topics for Around the Table

How well do you know the people who matter most to you? You probably know a lot about the people you love, but perhaps there are questions you’ve never thought to ask. Take a second and think about the last time you sat down and had a meaningful...

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June 8, 2017

6 Meaningful Questions to Ask Your Dad This Father’s Day

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the male figures in our lives. Whether it’s a trip to the driving range or a...

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May 25, 2017

4 Summer Activities for Cleveland Seniors and Their Families

With summer under way, Cleveland, Ohio, offers unique attractions and experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. From cultural arts to historic landmarks, seniors and their families can keep busy during the warmer months.

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May 11, 2017

7 Funeral Personalization Ideas Every Family Should Consider

Losing a loved one is never easy, and each of us grieves in a unique way. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process but are seeking ways to make them more...

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April 27, 2017

10 Features You’ll Notice at a Top Northeast Ohio Funeral Home

Finding the best funeral home for your loved one’s funeral or memorial service is a highly personal and emotional decision to make in your time of grief. Different criteria and features come into play on a family-by-family basis including location,...

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