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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...

    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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    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 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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    June 7, 2018

    Senior Living in Cleveland: 9 Facilities Offering Various Levels of Independence and Care

    Having a conversation with an aging loved one about senior living can be a tricky task, especially if he or she isn’t open to the idea of moving.

    Before initiating such conversations, get a sense of your loved one’s needs. Consider these questions:

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    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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    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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    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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    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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