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    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    Mark Busch

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    April 25, 2019

    How Funeral Preplanning Can Provide Comfort When a Death is Near

    Whether your loved one was just placed into hospice care or is suffering from a terminal illness, nothing is more heart-wrenching than learning a death is near. In those final days, it’s important to enjoy your last few moments with your loved one...

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    April 18, 2019

    Facing Addiction in Northeast Ohio: How to Cope With Losing a Loved One to Opioids

    Losing a loved one is never easy, but it’s often more complex when the person who passed away had a history with addiction. Along with the trauma of the death itself, the stigma surrounding addiction adds layers of complication for surviving family...

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    April 4, 2019

    6 Activities In Cleveland this Spring for Seniors and their Families

    Spring is in the air! The cold, snow and ice are finally starting to break, and with warmer weather on its way, there’s plenty to do and see in Northeast Ohio.

    From touring gardens to visiting museums, Northeast Ohio offers both indoor and outdoor...

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    March 21, 2019

    How to Avoid Family Conflict When Arranging Funeral Services

    Following the loss of a loved one, families experience a wide range of emotions.

    In the midst of grieving, surviving family members are often left in charge of planning final arrangements if the deceased didn’t preplan beforehand. This can make an...

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    March 7, 2019

    5 Signs It’s Time to Transition an Aging Loved One to a Senior Care Facility

    Caring for an aging loved one can be one of the most rewarding, but also hardest jobs, both mentally and physically, you ever encounter in your lifetime. Family caregivers, whether it be a spouse, partner, child, sibling or grandchild, generally ...

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    February 28, 2019

    How to Create a Personalized Tribute for a Loved One: Q&A With a Certified Celebrant

    When someone we love passes away, we want a chance to say goodbye in a meaningful and memorable way. For some families, that means arranging services with a funeral home to serve those purposes.

    The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)...

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    February 21, 2019

    6 Sympathy Quotes to Comfort the Bereaved

    When someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to find the right words to say.

    When offering support, it’s common to use phrases like, “I’m sorry for your loss.” But, the message can lack meaning after it’s said so...

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    February 14, 2019

    Answers to 5 Common Questions About Funeral Preplanning

    Preplanning your own funeral can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. It also gives you time to think about how you want...

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    January 24, 2019

    How to Get the Grief Help You Need On Your Journey Towards Healing

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

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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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