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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...

    May 3, 2018

    Why Should I Plan My Funeral in Advance? Q&A With a Preplanning Funeral Director

    Just as we sit down to plan our finances, retirement or a vacation, preplanning your own funeral helps eliminate both financial and emotional burden put upon your surviving loved ones.

    A survey by the National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA)...

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    April 26, 2018

    4 Questions to Consider When Selecting a Final Resting Place for Cremated Remains

    Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is a tough choice. You want them to be in a comforting location with potential significance to their life.

    While families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery,...

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    April 19, 2018

    5 Books to Gift Grieving Children

    Loss is never easy, especially for children. Their comprehension of death is limited, and children are only capable of understanding and coping with death to a certain extent. It’s likely the first time they’re confronting death in their own life,...

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    April 12, 2018

    How to Select Funeral Flowers for a Loved One’s End-Of-Life Celebration

    “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” –Theodore Roethke

    As part of making final arrangements, family members often select flowers to enhance the funeral service for a deceased love one.

    With pops of color, flowers are a beautiful way...

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    April 5, 2018

    5 Ways to Help Support and Care for a Family Caregiver 

    Caring for an ill, elderly or aging loved one requires a family caregiver to wear many hats—often without any formal training or medical experience themselves.

    Today’s caregivers are often part of the “Sandwich Generation,” a term for baby boomers...

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    March 29, 2018

    6 Types of Senior Living Options: What’s Right for Your Family?

    Having a conversation with an aging loved one about a sensitive topic, such as senior housing and care, can be intimidating, but is often important to their health and well-being. 

    The thought of moving out of their own home and into a senior living...

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    March 22, 2018

    8 Cleveland Events This Spring for Seniors and Their Families

    Attention seniors: It’s time to dust off the warm-weather clothes and leave the snowy, cold winter season behind us. Springtime is just around the corner, and there are tons of memorable activities you and the entire family can take advantage of in...

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    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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