Your story is unique… and like most people, you probably have certain ideas about how you want your life celebrated and remembered. As with all the important milestones accomplished over your lifetime, planning your end-of-life celebration should be done with careful thought.
The death of a loved one is a very difficult time for everyone. Yet, during this period of grief and emotional readjustment, family members and friends are often confronted with dozens of decisions about the memorial services.
- What would our loved one have wanted?
- What kind of funeral should it be?
- What should be included?
- Who needs to be notified?
- How much will it cost?
By preplanning, these questions and many more will be answered in advance so your family is relieved of that burden.
What is Preplanning?
Preplanning involves making choices about your end-of-life celebration. This is best accomplished by working with a funeral planning advisor who has special training and expertise. They can assist you in creating this personalized celebration of your life.
Many people have already been through the preplanning process. An AARP study showed that 34% of people over the age of 50 have already preplanned a funeral for themselves and/or someone else.*
*AARP, Funeral and Burial Planners Survey (2007)