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New Jersey Schools Introduce First Grief Class in the Country 

by Julia |  Grief Support · Uncategorized

Adolescents and teens often have a more challenging time expressing their feelings about grief and loss. Add to that challenge that some kids get bereavement support from their parents, counselors, and other qualified sources — but many do not. A new law requiring bereavement instruction to students in grades 8 through 12 on the physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of grief goes into effect immediately for New Jersey public schools. We talked to a funeral professional and former teacher about the potential benefits and challenges of the curriculum. 

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Life & Death Celebration: Dia de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is about remembering and celebrating the lives of people who have passed. Despite an abundance of skeletons and skull decor, it is not a morbid holiday but a chance to share favorite memories and teach younger family members about their departed ancestors. Read more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead in Spanish). 

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Embracing the Serenity: Exploring the Beauty and Significance of Cemeteries

by Wendy Wander |  End of Life Planning · Memorialization

Cemeteries offer tranquility and beauty. They are where we go to honor loved ones and to reflect on the lives they lived. Yet somehow, cemeteries have earned a reputation as spooky or scary. Not true! Find out how pop culture influenced our view of these sacred spaces and explore a few notable cemeteries. 

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Navigating the Unthinkable: How to Support Families After Suicide

by Wendy Wander |  Grief Support

Losing a loved one is always painful. When the cause is suicide, there is an extra layer of pain, confusion, and grief. We spoke with grief and trauma experts about the guilt, remorse, and regret that follow a loved one’s suicide — and suggest ways to manage your grief. 

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Away From Home Assurance for Total Protection

by Julia |  End of Life Planning

No one knows when or where we will die, but you can arrange for your remains to be brought home without additional expense or burden to your family. Away From Home Assurance is lifetime protection designed for peace of mind, no matter how near – or far – you are from home.

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What You Need to Know about the 2023 Veterans Benefit Updates

Exploring the Largest VA Survivor Benefit Boost in 30 Years! Here’s good financial news for veterans and their families: the federal government recently approved significant (and many say, overdue) increases to disability, survivor, and burial benefits. Learn more about these boosted benefits and what they could mean for you or a loved one. 

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