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2019

Conversation Starters for Meaningful Conversations with Your Grandkids

With the fast-changing pace of technology, the generation gap may seem wider than ever. And many families today live scattered across the country or even the globe, making it harder to get to know one another. But having meaningful conversations with your grandchildren helps to bridge that gap and to deepen the relationship across the generations. Here are some helpful tips on how to start those meaningful conversations.

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2019

Remembering Your Loved Ones at the Holidays

Whether you have recently lost someone, or it has been many years since your loved one has passed, you may be anxious about facing the holidays without your beloved family member, friend or pet. Regardless of when the loss occurred, you may feel the absence of a loved one most acutely during the holiday season because of the holiday memories, traditions, and rituals that involved that person or pet.

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2019

Five Ways to Give Back During This Season of Thanks

At this time of year, we become aware of giving thanks for all of the bounty and the blessings in our lives. At Keohane, we are grateful for all the families that put their trust in us during some of the most difficult times of their lives.

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2019

Help Wreaths Across America Honor Veterans with a Memorial Wreath for the Holidays

As we remember our veterans this month, Keohane is proud to help with fundraising efforts for Wreaths Across America, an annual nation-wide event to remember the fallen, honor those that serve, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom. Help us support Wreaths Across America in their goal to lay a wreath at every one of the 7,300 veterans’ graves throughout all the cemeteries in Quincy.

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2019

Pre-Planning Your Funeral Helps to Prevent Family Conflict

The death of a loved one is a difficult time that can bring up strong emotions and possible disagreements over aspects of the funeral arrangements such as whether the deceased should be buried or cremated, who should bear the costs of the funeral, or what type of funeral service should be held. The best way to avoid family conflict at such a stressful time is to pre-plan your funeral to let your loved ones know your wishes.

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2019

Keeping Seniors Connected Combats the Harmful Effects of Senior Isolation

Senior isolation is a serious health risk for seniors in America, and its devastating effects can evolve into loneliness, depression, heart disease, diabetes and other serious health conditions. However, identifying signs of isolation and early intervention may be key to preventing both the isolation and associated health risks.

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2019

What Do I Do with Flowers from a Funeral?

Giving flowers at a funeral is a time-honored tradition of expressing sympathy to the family of a deceased loved one. The use of funeral flowers is a way to both remember a loved one and to beautify the funeral service. But what do you do with the funeral flowers after the service? Instead of throwing them away, here are a few ideas on how to repurpose those lovely floral arrangements sent as expressions of sympathy and love.

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2019

What Do I Need to Know in Choosing the Final Resting Place for My Loved One?

Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is an important decision. You want to choose a peaceful location with some connection or significance to your loved one’s life. There are many factors to consider, such as religious customs, personal preferences, and family traditions as well as whether the person wishes to be traditionally buried or cremated.

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2019

Finding Positivity After a Loss: Meaningful Tributes to Loved Ones

It is a fundamental human need to pay tribute to the deceased and to find meaning in a loss by honoring a loved one. From simple to extravagant, people have found creative ways for memorializing their loved ones in personal and meaningful ways, from public funeral services and family foundations, to carrying out a loved one’s last wishes.

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2019

Planning a Post Funeral Reception

A reception following a funeral is an opportunity for friends and family to support one another, share stories and memories of someone they cared about, connect with others who are grieving, and continue to celebrate the life of their loved one. If you are planning a post-funeral reception, here are some ideas that you can use to help with the process.

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