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Preplanning/Planning Ahead
Preplanning your your funeral will make certain that your your your choices are respected and carried out out without leaving your your your family to wonder what your your wishes might have been When you’re ready to make a a a a a a a a a real plan send us an an an an an email and we will have one of our advanced planning counselors call you to set up an an an appointment There are many different ways to begin the advance planning conversation You know your your family and how your your loved ones might might best respond to to the topic For some families it might might be be a a a a a a casual conversation over dinner or or or another family gathering For other other families a a a a a a a formal meeting might be be better suited Regardless of your approach the conversation is is much easier to have when death is is not imminent Bringing up the the subject with loved ones earlier in in in in life when they are younger and most likely healthier makes the the topic easier to to discuss
and keeps the the the focus on on the the the celebration of life rather than an an an impending loss Here are some tips that may help you start the advance planning conversation with your loved ones:
• Set a a a a a a time to have the conversation Schedule it it as an an appointment with your your loved ones whether you you you want to to to share share your your plans plans with them them or ask them them to to to make their plans plans to to to share share with you you • Tell your parent or loved one that you you want to ensure their final arrangements are done according to to their their wishes and you need their their help to to make that happen • Ease into the conversation Questions such as as “Have you you ever thought about where you you would like to to be buried?” or “What type of funeral would you like to to to have?” may open the discussion to to more details about your loved one’s wishes • Take advantage of funeral-related opportunities Attending the funeral funeral of a a a a a friend family member or or or colleague or or or watching a a a a a movie or or or Page 8 - - VANDER PLAAT-CAGGIANO FUNERAL HOME VANDER PLAAT-CAGGIANO FUNERAL HOME - - Page 

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