The Five Stages of Grief

If you've ever read or talked to someone about grieving and loss, you likely have heard of the Five Stages of Grief. This is an idea that people refer to when they talk about the way people often progress through the experience the grief cycle, from the first news of...

How to Write an Obituary

Writing an obituary for someone you love is an important way to honor and celebrate their life. The obituary acknowledges your loss, informs the community of the death, and invites those who knew your loved one (as well as people who care about you) to attend the...

Five Important Reasons to Have a Funeral Service

Please consider the following benefits before making any final decisions regarding funeral and memorial services:   1). Experiencing the Ritual Taking part in a formal funeral ceremony often serves as an important rite of passage with both cultural and religious...

The Grieving Need You Most After the Funeral

My father died suddenly while on vacation three years ago. The event rattled the bedrock of my life in ways that are difficult to describe, and taught me lessons I couldn’t have learned any other way.One of the truths I discovered, is that when you lose...

Social Security Survivor’s Benefits

When a loved one dies, there are certain things you need to know about survivor’s benefits. You should immediately contact the local Social Security Office and apply for survivor’s benefits because in some cases, benefits may not be retroactive.How much...

Cleaning Out a Loved One’s Home: Where to Donate Stuff

What do you do with a family member's remaining things after their death? Once the important items and beloved keepsakes have been claimed by loved ones, there may still be a house full of stuff left over: furniture, books, and assorted miscellaneous household items....

What do I do when a death occurs?

The funeral home will help coordinate arrangements with the cemetery.Bring the following information to complete the State vital statistic requirements:• Birth Date, Birthplace, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Social Security Number, Veteran’s...

Things to consider when choosing a cemetery for a funeral

If you're planning a loved one's funeral, or pre-planning your own funeral, you're probably having to quickly learn a lot about all aspects of funerals and burial or cremation. Contact us BEFORE the cemetery, as the we will guide you in...

8 Important things to put in place before death

Pondering your own mortality is probably not high on your list of enjoyable activities, and yet getting your affairs in order is advisable for everyone.You may think “estate planning" is only for the wealthy, or that—since you're relatively young and/or...

New Year’s Resolutions for the Bereaved

As we begin the New Year, don't put restraints on yourself when it comes to Grief. Everyone grieves in their own way, and there is no right or wrong. Be comfortable with yourself. Here are some basic suggestions for the New Year to allow yourself to grieve. Remember,...

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Little Facts.
Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln declared the...

Setting an Example When You Die

Have you prepared for your own death? Whether you’re a millennial with a full life ahead of you or a baby-boomer in the twilight years of life, I don’t know whether there’s a consensus on when to prepare for one’s own eventual death. For most of us, I think we all...

Ways to Honor Veterans on Veterans Day

One of the most meaningful things you can do this Veterans Day is to send notes or cards to hospitalized veterans or those living in veterans homes. You could also visit a Veteran in a local Veterans Hospital or Veterans home. The best way to...

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared!

Please be our guest By attending this free seminar with complimentary meal, you will learn about: • Saving up to 44% on funeral costs and reducing emotional overspending by preplanning. • Three things every beneficiary should know, and how to protect the benefactors...

Orphaned in Adulthood: Grieving the Loss of Your Parents

Reprinted from GoodTherapy.Org March 4, 2016 • By Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, CMHS , GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert Contributor   The death of a parent is a loss like no other. Our relationships with our parents shape the fiber of who we are. Without them in...

You Can’t Rush Grief

Now that the Holidays have passed and we're all getting back to our normal schedules, we may start to feel grief from a recent or past loss again. Don't be afraid to take your time, don't feel you need to 'get over' grief in a certain amount of time, or that you're...

Family Fun Day 2014

Bring the entire family and join us for the 2014 Lyndhurst Home Day Celebration! Festivities begin Friday, September 5th at 5:00 PM! The games, the food, the fun, the family, dancing, cornhole tournament, parade, you name it, we've got it! Check out the Full Story for...