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2017

Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs Help People with Disabilities and Special Needs

Whether it’s alerting a diabetic owner to a drop in blood sugar; assisting with daily tasks for a physically disabled person; or bringing joy to the residents of a hospital or nursing home, service dogs and therapy dogs are bundles of unconditional love that are trained for a variety of tasks.

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2017

The Sky is No Longer the Limit for Dispersing Cremated Remains

There are many creative ways to disperse cremated remains but none so far reaching as a rocket into space – whether orbiting the earth, landing on the moon or launched into deep space. Within Earth’s atmosphere, a loved one’s cremains can be carried into the clouds and dispersed by balloon, fireworks or airplane.

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2017

Weymouth Student Wins McDonald Keohane Funeral Home Scholarship

A Weymouth High School senior, Victoria Nash, was the recipient of the 2017 McDonald Keohane Funeral Home Scholarship through the Town of Weymouth Scholarship Fund. Her willingness to help others made her a stand-out candidate in the annual application process.

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2017

Plant. Grow. Share.: Bringing Fresh Produce to Local Food Pantries

Plant.Grow.Share. is a collaborative effort of Keohane Funeral Homes, the Weymouth Food Pantry and Interfaith Social Services, bringing fresh food to local food pantries. During the upcoming growing season the Plant.Grow.Share. program offers free Container Gardening workshops along with free seedlings to local gardeners to plant in their own gardens.

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2017

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Pens Book Offering Tips on Coping with Grief

Two years after the sudden loss of her beloved husband, Facebook COO and Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg candidly shares the journey through her grief in a new book co-authored with her friend and psychologist Adam Grant in hopes of helping others face adversity and find joy once again.

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2017

Visitations Are Not What They Used to Be: The Healing Impact of Attending Calling Hours

Traditionally, a visitation was directed by religious rituals which involved two days of calling hours prior to the funeral service with an open casket to view the deceased. Today’s visitations are much more flexible and tailored to each family’s needs. But, the healing impact of taking the time to receive family and friends to pay respects to the deceased is as powerful today as in the past.

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2017

Opioid Addiction Can Affect Seniors

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue that has grown to epidemic proportions nationwide. While young adults are the biggest abusers of prescription opioid pain relievers, many older Americans suffer from opioid drug addiction as well.

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2017

Veteran’s Indicator on Driver’s License Now Free in Massachusetts

The Registry of Motor Vehicles is now providing Massachusetts driver’s licenses and IDs with “Veteran’s Indicators” to Veterans at no cost. The “Veteran’s Indicator” is a symbol that appears on a license or ID that can be used as proof of service for Veterans to obtain benefits and services available to them as former members of the Armed Forces.

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2017

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

Readings at a funeral are meant to bring comfort to the mourners and help loved ones cope with the reality of death, while celebrating the life of the deceased and capturing his or her unique personality and outlook on life.

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2017

Having a Pet is Good for Your Health

Pets can boost both our physical and mental health and in some cases, even help us live longer. Many people own pets for the unconditional love and companionship, which directly increases health and wellness, but there are many other ways pets help their owners stay healthy.

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