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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...

    Mark Busch

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    January 3, 2019

    How to Focus On the Positive in The New Year After Losing a Loved One

    Welcoming the new year is a time to gather with family and friends; a time to celebrate new beginnings. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience for those who have recently lost a loved one.

    As others push restart on resolutions, those...

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    December 13, 2018

    10 Cleveland Events for the Whole Family to Enjoy this Holiday Season

    Lining up plans for the holidays? Cleveland and the surrounding areas offer family friendly activities all season long during this special time of year.

    Whether you’re a local, new in town or visiting family for the holidays, you’ll be sure to find...

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    November 8, 2018

    The Importance of Grief Support Groups: Q&A With Cornerstone of Hope

    If you’re experiencing grief following the loss of a loved one, you don’t have to go at it alone. A support group can help.

    In Northeast Ohio, there are many grief support groups offering bereavement care and comfort. Some even offer individual...

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    October 25, 2018

    3 Tips for Talking to Aging Parents About Preplanning Final Arrangements

    If you’ve ever experienced firsthand planning final arrangements, you know the stress it can cause. Between planning and paying for services, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made following a death. This leaves little to no time for the...

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    October 11, 2018

    Should Our Loved One’s End-of-Life Service Be Public or Private?

    When it comes to planning final arrangements, many families opt to have a service to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.

    If you’ve already decided that you would like to have a funeral, wake and/or memorial, the next step is to determine...

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    September 20, 2018

    How to Empower Seniors with Digital Literacy: Q&A with Hospice of the Western Reserve

    According to Pew Research Center, seniors generally have lower rates of technology adoption than younger generations. Yet recently, folks 65+ have shown to be more connected than ever before. But despite an uptick in technology adoption, there still...

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    September 6, 2018

    How to Carry Out Prearranged Funeral Plans for the Deceased

    When a loved one passes, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a small timeframe.

    Fortunately, some individuals choose to preplan and/or prepay funeral plans in advance to save their family from sudden financial burdens and stressful...

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    August 23, 2018

    How to Fill Out Advance Directives for an Aging Loved One

    Did you know close to 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers today? Oftentimes, these individuals assume informal roles, assisting with daily activities on top of personal responsibilities.

    If you’re one of the many Americans providing...

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    July 26, 2018

    9 Senior Friendly Cleveland Events to Beat the Dog Days of Summer

    Summertime in Cleveland is treasured by most—the sun is out and the winter weather is long gone. While the official kickoff of summer happens every year in June, there are still plenty of weeks left to enjoy the sun and many activities happening in...

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    July 19, 2018

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers: How to Have Conversations About End-Of-Life Planning

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers is a three-part series. This is the third post of the series. Read the second post here.

    “More than 90 percent of people think that it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with...

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