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What You Need to Know When Choosing a Casket

Selecting a casket for your loved one can feel overwhelming. It’s one of the first major decisions you will need to make following your loved one’s death. In addition to feeling numbness or grief, ...
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Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Living Memorial: An Ingenious Celebration of Life

One day, we will all be called home. If you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness or are in hospice care, your own homegoing is no longer an abstract idea but an impending reality. As you and y...
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Combatting the Senior Loneliness Epidemic

Growing older brings with it many challenges that contribute to a more solitary life. One of the biggest issues for seniors is that their social circles shrink as the years go by. Spouses, family m...
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Age-in-Place Safely with these Smart Home Devices for Seniors

At any age, there’s no place quite like home. For adults approaching retirement age and beyond, aging-in-place for as long as possible is becoming more common. The rising costs of medical care an...
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Friday, May 17, 2019

You Don’t Need Money to Leave a Lasting Legacy for Your Loved Ones

When you envision leaving a lasting legacy for your loved ones, what comes to mind? Do you think of trust funds and family heirlooms? If you don't have these assets, does it mean that you can't lea...
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

This Arbor Day, Plant a Tree in Memory of a Loved One

The United States was one of the first countries in the world to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday dedicated to tree planting. Celebrated on the last Friday in April, this year we will recognize Arbor...
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Story of a Lifetime: How to Write an Obituary for a Loved One

In the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, writing the obituary may seem like one more daunting chore on your checklist during a sad and exhausting time. You may feel overwhelmed by the respon...
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Coping with Lonliness After the Loss of a Spouse

The loss of a spouse often brings with it a special kind of bereavement. Whether the death was sudden or expected after a long illness, the emotions are typically intense and enormous lifestyle cha...

Five Things to Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

If you or someone you love is considering an assisted living facility, you already know that the decision isn’t an easy one. Aside from concerns about happiness, the financial impacts, and the ma...

How to Help a Friend Who’s Lost a Loved One to Suicide

“A person never truly gets ‘over’ a suicide loss. You get through it. Day by day. Sometimes it’s moment by moment.” — Holly Kohler Suicide is currently the tenth leading cause of de...

Important Home Safety Tips for Seniors

It’s not surprising that most seniors say they would prefer to remain in their own homes as they grow older. While those familiar surrounding are comforting, they may not provide adequate safety. C...

Seven Ways to Ease the Burden on a Caregiver

Sometimes, being there for caregivers is the best way we can help. In the United States, an astonishing 59% of the population serves as an unpaid caregiver to a chronically ill family member or eld...

A Personal Journey: What to Expect In the Final Days of Life

Many people wonder if they will recognize that a loved one is dying. Each person’s journey to death is unique and nothing is set in stone. Some people fade quickly while others experience a gradu...

Writing a Memorable Eulogy: How to Capture the Essence of a Life in Words

Funerals are a difficult time for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for friends or relatives who have been asked to deliver a eulogy. In essence, the eulogy serves as a personal tr...