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Alkaline Hydrolysis Under Review by NH Senate

Earlier this week, the New Hampshire Legislature voted to allow alkaline hydrolysis, a process for the disposal of human remains, by which bodies are dissolved into a liquid.  The technique, sometimes referred to as bio-cremation or resomation, uses a mixture of water and sodium hydroxide (lye), and involves heating the body at a high temperature,Read more

Body Donation Facts

Have you ever wondered what it would entail for your body to be donated upon your passing? Today, we are sharing information regarding body donation. It’s an area that is not widely talked about, so we wanted to bring it to the forefront. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not toRead more

How to Support a Grieving Child

During the time when a child is grieving, you may find yourself unsure of how to support or help the child through their grief. Here are a few suggestions that you may find useful. Give the child the opportunity to express their feelings or to tell their story. Let them be the teachers of theirRead more

Expressing Sympathy

With the ever-changing world of technology, there seems to be a disconnect between the generations of people who were taught perfect penmanship verses those born in the digital age. And with that, the days of hand-written notes of sympathy are not as prevalent today as they were a decade ago.  To that end, there areRead more

What Happens to Metal Implants after Cremation?

Chances are, if you or someone you know has a metal implant from a surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, you probably have never thought about what would happen to that implant upon cremation. Even with temperatures in excess of 1600°F during the cremation process, metal implants withstand the heat.  At our facilities, theseRead more

History of Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s day is always observed on November 11th, and was created to honor ALL American veterans, both living and dead. It is very much intended to thank veterans for their dedication and loyal service to our country so that we ensure veterans know how much we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to protectRead more

Wills & Estate Planning

The question many often ask themselves is: Do I really need to have a legal will? The simple answer is, if you have property or possessions that you would like dispersed to certain people, it would be very beneficial to have a will. Generally, upon someone’s death, if there is no will, the next ofRead more

Coping With An Accidental Death

Sometimes even taking all of the necessary precautions to make your life safe isn’t enough. Accidents happen and sadly sometimes result in a life being taken. Here are some tips on how to deal with accidental deaths. Acceptance is one of the first steps in coping. Commonly, the initial reaction in hearing tragic news isRead more

Talking To Children About Death

Talking to children about a death in the family can be one of the toughest things to do, especially if this is the first time that the topic has come up.  Death is a difficult concept for a child to comprehend, and therefore questions that they may ask can be challenging to answer. Here areRead more

Grief, Ten Years Later

For many, the grief that came as a result of the September 11th events is still present, and in some instances, the feelings are just as strong today as they were on the days following the terrorist attacks. With several events taking place across the country this weekend, as well as media paying tribute andRead more