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Talking About Death with Your Family

The current coronavirus pandemic  demonstrates how many of us are not prepared for an unsuspected, serious, illness or death. A New York Times piece by Dr. Sunita Puri reiterates what many of us in the funeral industry have been saying for a long time: It’s Time to Talk About Death. “Our collective silence about death,Read more

Thanksgiving dinner is good time to discuss final wishes

Begin the Talk of a Lifetime Over Thanksgiving Dinner

“This looks delicious. Please pass the gravy and, by the way, what would you like on your tombstone?” That’s typical Thanksgiving dinner conversation, right? On second thought, maybe bringing up the end of someone’s life isn’t on the list of of topics for a happy family gathering around a 24-pound roasted turkey.   Traditionally, though,Read more

Seniors talking about death at cafe

Death Cafes: Talking About Wishes, Burial Planning, and Other Uncomfortable Topics

While it’s likely you’ve heard of an espresso café, or a café that serves breakfast and lunch, or other small bites, a death café may not be as familiar to you. Death cafes are not establishments where you go to get food or beverages; they are a type of gathering where people get together and talkRead more