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Celebrating a Life: Blog

Monday, 23 October, 2017

Who has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell...

March 8, 2018

Preplanning Your Funeral: 5 Questions to Ask a Funeral Director

Preplanning your own funeral is a true act of love to your surviving family members. When an individual dies, families are faced with upwards of 125 decisions if final wishes aren’t documented. 

Preplanning your own funeral gives your loved ones...

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March 1, 2018

3 Steps to Help Families Choose a Casket for a Loved One’s Final Resting Place

Choosing a casket is a difficult decision for any family. It’s an integral aspect of planning final arrangements, and oftentimes, one of the most expensive purchases related to a funeral or burial.

Since the casket you choose serves as your loved...

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February 22, 2018

What Are Your Favorite Conversation Starters? 5 Topics to Add to Everyday Discussions

Every day, we’re posed with questions like: How are you? What’s the weather like? Do you have dinner plans? The list could go on and on. However, when was the last time you engaged in truly deep, meaningful conversation with someone you talk to...

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February 15, 2018

Can Catholics Be Cremated? A Growing Acceptance in the Catholic Community

The rate of cremation in the U.S. is on the rise. In fact, the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2017 Cremation and Burial Report found that more than half of all Americans opted for cremation in 2016.

What’s more, the NFDA projects...

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February 8, 2018

6 Northeast Ohio Hospices That Offer End-of-Life Care and Comfort

When preparing for the death of a loved one, you may need to make difficult decisions to ensure the best quality of life in their final days. However, with end-of-life decisions and care, it’s likely you feel overwhelmed and lost in the process....

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February 1, 2018

National Cancer Prevention Month: Resources for Families Impacted by Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center, “there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths,” in 2018 in the U.S.

Whether you’re a survivor, a newly diagnosed patient, or a loved one to...

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January 25, 2018

How to Write An Obituary for a Loved One in Three Steps

While the responsibility of writing an obituary for a loved one can be overwhelming, it can help you recall fond memories, celebrate their achievements and honor their legacy.

What’s more, an obituary grants you the opportunity to tell a story and...

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January 18, 2018

5 Resources Caregivers Can Share with Families of Aging Seniors

As a caregiver, it’s likely your work varies with different sets of duties.

From assisting with personal care and supervision to serving as an advocate for patients and their families, your job is challenging and rewarding— all in one.

So whether...

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January 11, 2018

8 Northeast Ohio Grief Support Groups That Provide Bereavement Care and Comfort

There’s no linear path or timeline set for grief. While each of us grieves in our own unique way, we can all benefit from expressing our emotions in a safe and comfortable environment together.

To help individuals and families get the bereavement...

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January 4, 2018

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Grievers

For many of us, the new year means a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to let go of the past and look forward to the future.

However, welcoming the new year can be a difficult experience for those who have recently lost a loved one. And while it may...

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