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2020

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies Helps Children Understand Death and Grief

Join us in conversation with author-illustrator Brian Lies about his Caldecott Honor Award winning picture book, The Rough Patch, a beautiful and powerful story of grief following the loss of a beloved pet. Brian’s book gently teaches children about loss and love and takes readers on a journey of grief through the rough patches and into healing and hope.

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2020

Meaningful Ways to Honor the Service Men and Women in Your Life

With Veteran’s Day coming up, you may want to honor someone in your life who is actively serving; someone you know who has served in the past; or any of the brave men and women servicemembers of our armed forces. With many parades and other public celebrations curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering what’s the best way to honor those brave service men and women this year.

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2020

What You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Burial Options

Whether you choose a casket burial or cremation, there are several eco-friendly burial options that cause minimal environmental impact and help restore and conserve the environment. Keohane Funeral Home is proud to be one of three funeral homes in Massachusetts certified by the Green Burial Council to conduct eco-friendly burials.

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2020

Plant.Grow.Share.: The Importance of Food Pantries All Year Long

Hunger is a community issue all year long and that’s why food pantries are so important any time of the year. The focus of the Plant.Grow.Share. program season has remained on helping those in need to have access to fresh produce. While there’s still time to make donations from your own garden, you can donate farmer’s market produce, store-bought produce, or make monetary donations to your local food pantry throughout the year.

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2020

Virtual Playdates with Your Grandchildren

Missing your grandchildren during social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19? Virtual playdates can help dispel the isolation, deliver face-to-face time with your grandchildren, and provide a much-needed respite for parents who are juggling full-time childcare, home schooling, and careers all at the same time.

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2020

Get Outdoors This Summer for Your Health

Summer in New England is the perfect season to get outdoors, whether for a backyard BBQ, a day at the beach or an evening of stargazing. There are many benefits to safely spending time outdoors including getting fresh air, boosting Vitamin D, relieving stress and getting exercise. In these stressful times, being in nature can calm your nervous system and exposure to sunlight helps boost the serotonin levels in your brain which raises your energy and keeps your mood calm, positive, and focused.

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2020

Inspirational Quotes for Coping with Grief

Loss and grief are as much a part of our lives as joy and hope. When we lose someone we love, it’s often challenging to navigate our feelings in the midst of such a difficult journey. It’s important to know that you aren’t alone in the experience of loss and grief. Whatever stage of the grieving process you’re in, there are those who’ve come before you and offered their own words of wisdom to help you feel less alone, understand the process, and provide comfort.

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2020

Keohane Funeral Home in Phase III of the Governor’s Plan during COVID-19

The entire Keohane Funeral Home team has worked persistently to both care for families and protect the public health in the face of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we have implemented the guidelines of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and created our own adaptations and initiatives, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing safe and meaningful rituals for the families we serve.

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2020

Plant.Grow.Share. Continues to Feed Those in Need during COVID-19

While many aspects of our daily lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has not changed and that is the need for fresh food, especially for our neighbors in need. Plant.Grow.Share. continues to donate seedlings, offer gardening advice and encourage donation of fresh produce to our local food pantries.

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2020

What We Learned by Serving Families During COVID-19

One of the most important things we learned by serving families at this time is that the COVID-19 crisis has proven the value of advance planning and the importance of funeral rituals. Our team did amazing work caring for families during this time by providing safe and meaningful adaptations to the rituals that we rely on.

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