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2019

Watch Out for Death-Related Scams

Research shows that vulnerability to a scam is highest in the three years after a major stress, such as a death in the family. After losing a loved one, survivors can be emotionally vulnerable in their grief. Sadly, scammers often use this susceptibility to prey on those who have recently experienced a loss. These heartless criminals use the obituary and other public information to steal someone’s identity, burglarize a home during the funeral, or pretend to be a creditor or long lost loved one.

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2019

What is the Difference Between a Funeral Service and a Memorial Service?

Some people use the terms funeral service and memorial service interchangeably leading to some confusion on the issue. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. A funeral service is a ceremony where the deceased person is present. A memorial service is a ceremony where the deceased person is not present.

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2018

Handling Difficult Anniversaries After a Death

After the loss of a loved one, feelings of loss can reemerge on the anniversary of your loved one’s death or other special days throughout the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or wedding anniversaries. These feelings of grief, known as an anniversary reaction, can return again and again — sometimes even years later.

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2018

The Most Helpful Apps for Seniors

Smartphones and other smart devices have become part of everyday life for most people – including seniors! Oder adults can use their apps for their smart devices to help track medications and blood pressure, keep their minds sharp, connect with loved ones, and even help find where their car is parked.

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2018

Featured FAQ: Why Do People Pre-plan Funerals?

The number one reason people plan in advance for a funeral is peace of mind. Those who preplan achieve this knowing that they will not be a burden to their families; that their arrangements take into accord their own wishes as well as their family’s needs; that it fits into their estate plan, and that they can realize financial savings.

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2018

Five Ways to Honor the Service Men and Women in your Life

On November 11 we will observe Veteran’s Day – a day to celebrate and honor every soldier – past, present, living, or deceased – for his or her service in the military. As citizens of the United States who are granted the freedoms that so many brave men and women fight to preserve and protect, we should honor their service and express our gratitude for their sacrifice.

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2018

How to Recognize, Prevent and Address Elder Abuse

No matter what age, everyone is entitled to be treated with kindness, respect and compassion. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a widespread problem and hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of sixty are abused, neglected, or financially exploited each year – many in their own homes. But what can you do about it? Promoting public awareness of the issue; providing support and training for caregivers; and reporting abuse when you suspect it are some of the ways to help curb neglect and abuse of elders.

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2018

Annual Coat Drive Has Begun: Gently Used Coats Needed to Provide Warmth For the Winter!

Help us provide warmth to the needy during our seventh annual coat drive, underway now through the end of November. Help us meet our goal to collect 250 COATS THIS WINTER!

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2018

Slow Down When Planning a Funeral

The death of a close friend or family member can be a very stressful time, and there are many decisions to face, especially when making funeral arrangements for a loved one. In today’s society, we have been programmed to do everything faster and faster as the years progress. But taking your time when faced with the task of making funeral arrangements for someone you care about creates a memorial that will honor your loved one and be a healing experience for all those who attend.

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2018

Two American Icons Memorialized with Deeply Personal Tributes

Over the Labor Day weekend, two extraordinary Americans were laid to rest with outsized memorials to match their larger-than-life personalities, talents and accomplishments – Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul; and Senator John McCain, the maverick congressman from Arizona. The country will seem lesser for their loss.

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