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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
I am often asked what type of benefits veterans are entitled to at the time of their death. Below is a condensed list of the basic burial benefits available to a veteran. To be clear, the following is not a comprehensive list. For full eligibility requirements and benefits, please visit www.va.gov. Current members of the […]Continue Reading
A 2018 Washington Post article entitled “How Death Disappeared from Halloween” recently captivated my attention. Written by Vittoria Elliott and Kevin McDonald, this article explores why Americans tend to avoid the topic of death and how the celebration of Halloween has evolved over time. Halloween has its origins in Samhain, a Celtic Irish holiday. Author […]Continue Reading
Few things in life are more stressful than dealing with the death of a loved one. But can you imagine a loved one unexpectedly dying while away from home? Most people would be completely unprepared if a death occurred during a vacation, business trip, or family visit. What would you do? Where would you begin? […]Continue Reading
Getting older isn’t what it used to be. Fifty is the new thirty, and people that choose to take care of themselves seem to live longer and better lives. That being said, there is still a fair amount of trauma and stress involved in the aging process. I am a triathlete and have been competing […]Continue Reading
Cremation continues to maintain its upward trend in popularity. According to the Cremation Association of North America, (CANA), in 2019, the cremation rate in the United States was 54.6%. In 2020, 56.1%. Future projections indicate that by 2025, the cremation rate in the United States will reach 65.2%, and by 2030, 72.8%. Many factors have […]Continue Reading