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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 wi

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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 a

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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,

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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 o

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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

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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 heal

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2017

Featured FAQ: What Do I Need to Know About Body Donation or Anatomical Gifts?

An anatomical gift, which is sometimes referred to colloquially as a body donation, is a generous contribution that can save lives and train the next generation of medical professionals. One’s

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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

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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 perso

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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 facilit

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