Talking to loved ones about Pre-Planning
If you are reading this information with a loved one in mind, you might be wondering how to broach the subject of pre-planning their arrangements. An open conversation can make wishes clear and bring tremendous peace of mind.
A loved one wants you to be an executor of their will: This is one of the most natural opportunities to introduce the subject of his or her final arrangements.
Your loved one brings up the topic on their own: This is not unusual, especially if your loved one has recently experienced the death of someone they care about. The important thing is to listen and encourage their need to talk about their feelings and wishes.
Your loved one is seriously ill: In this situation, you may feel as though talking about final arrangements id the equivalent of giving up hope. Therefore, approach the discussion in the context of ensuring your loved one’s last wishes are fulfilled should death occur.
Discuss your own arrangements: This will make the conversation more of a sharing experience and will help your loved ones feel more at ease.
Cremation is popular for many different reasons, including environmental concerns, religious reasons, and simplicity. One benefit to cremation is the increased flexibility it provides you, with respect to the timing of your funeral and cemetery arrangements; and just like traditional burial, there are many commemoration options. You might, for example, choose to have a funeral service before the cremation; a memorial service after the cremation with the urn present; or a committal service at the final disposition of the cremated remains. Whether your wishes are cremation or a more traditional service, pre-arrangement is the only way to guarantee you’re provided the services you want.
Although planning your final arrangements can be hard to think about, pre-planning gives you the benefit of controlling the details and making sure you are remembered exactly how you want.
The number of ways to personalize your final arrangements are as limitless as your imagination. Your personal needs and preferences are always taken into account, whether they are religious, traditional or financial. At our cemetery, we have a full range of options, facilities and products to accommodate your commemorative needs.
Alleviate the burden on family and friends.
When somebody passes away without prearranging their cemetery and funeral services, their loved ones can be left with tough decisions and a great deal of uncertainty during an already difficult time. By pre-planning, you will make your wishes known, provide direction to the executor of your estate, and avoid any important decisions being influenced by grief or other emotions.
Take time to make informed decisions. Planning ahead can be very comforting. It gives you the opportunity to make an informed decision about your funeral and cemetery services and the form of memorial you prefer. With time on your side, you can relax and give real thought to the details of your arrangements.
Protection from rising costs due to inflation. Pre-planning allows you to purchase your services at today’s prices, free from any inflation pressures in the future. You will also gain peace of mind knowing that your family and friends will be relieved of the financial burden.
Contact Your Counselor
Our Pre-Planning Counselors are here to make things easy for you and will work with you to plan your final arrangements exactly the way you want them. Knowledgeable, honest and open, they can answer all your questions and take you through every step of the pre-planning process according to your own comfort level.
To get in touch with our counselor Amanda Davis, please call (707)-542-1580 or stop by our office at 1900 Franklin Avenue, CA 95404.