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2017

How to Stay Happy and Healthy: 5 Tips for Seniors in 2017

It’s common to wish someone a happy, healthy New Year, but what is the best way to accomplish that goal? Today’s seniors are living longer than ever before and want to stay as happy and healthy for as long as possible. Of course, eating well, getting enough sleep and regular exercise are essential to maintaining good health and happiness, but maintaining your emotional health is just as important.

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2016

5th Annual Coat Drive Huge Success!

Our deepest appreciation goes out to our generous community. With your help, we were able to donate nearly five hundred gently used coats to provide much needed warmth to those in need during this winter season.

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2016

VA Cemeteries Now Offering Pre-Need Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now provides eligibility determinations for burial in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Upon request, individuals can learn if they are eligible for burial or memorialization in a VA national cemetery through the Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility Program.

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Music for a Funeral?

Music is a powerful vehicle for expressing emotion, setting a mood and bringing people together – and choosing the right music for a funeral or memorial can make the service tremendously personal while creating a moving and meaningful experience for all in attendance.

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose a Funeral Home?

While it may be convenient to choose a funeral home based on the fact that it is nearby or it comes recommended by someone you know, contacting your local funeral homes, visiting their facilities, and developing a relationship with the staff before there is a need will ensure that you feel comfortable with the facility and build trust with the staff who will be guiding you and your family through an emotional time.

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2016

Featured FAQ: What Happens to My Digital Data After I Die?

In this digital age, we share a variety of personal information online – from emails, to photos, to credit card data, to posts on a multitude of social media networks. But what happens to that information after we die and who has access to it? As there is no uniform answer to that question, it may be a good idea to make a plan for what happens to your digital information upon your death and to appoint someone to carry out your wishes.

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2016

Annual Coat Drive Underway: Your Gently Used Coats Will Provide Warmth to Those in Need This Winter!

With your help, we have provided over 1,000 gently used coats to those in need! Help us continue the tradition to provide warmth to the needy in our community with our fifth annual coat drive, happening now through the end of November.

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2016

Plant. Grow. Share. reaches more people than ever before to help provide fresh food for the hungry!

As the growing season winds down, we are pleased to see how well the Plant. Grow. Share. program – a fresh food initiative for our local food pantries – grew this year with the addition of several new initiatives. The program added three successful workshops and our Facebook campaign exceeded our goal to provide our local food pantries with 300 pounds of fresh tomatoes!

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2016

Featured FAQ: How Much Do Funerals Cost?

No two funerals are exactly alike as they reflect the life of the individual being memorialized. Ultimately, the cost of a funeral depends on what services and merchandise are chosen in accord with the family’s needs and values.

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2016

Free Local Hospice Guide Available

Hospice: A Wealth of Information About a Rich Resource answers many questions you might have about what hospice really is; how to choose a hospice; and how to pay for hospice. The guide covers other important topics, such as the benefits of hospice; bereavement services; meeting the needs of terminally ill patients and dealing with grieving children, as well as a directory of important agencies and services for further information.

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