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Coping With Grief During A Holiday

Pace Yourself:  You don't have to uphold all the obligations you did in the past.  Allow yourself the luxury to slow down, release and let go of the old "should have" and "have to" concept. To Say "NO" is O.K.:  It's O.K. to tell others NO.  This means you can reject invitations or visitors if [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:23:35-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

Great Men Performing A Great Service

When you attend a funeral with military honors in the Kenosha area, take special notice of the men in uniform handling the Stars and Stripes and performing the rifle salute (3 shot volley). They are the Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans (KAVV) Honor Guard. Here are some interesting facts about KAVV: 1. They are an all-volunteer [...]

By |2019-08-01T07:43:31-05:00July 31st, 2019|

Funeral Directors – 3 Things You May Not Know About These Super People

In March we celebrate National Funeral Directors Recognition. Here are 3 reasons why they deserve it: 1. Funeral Directors provide support to families before, during and after a funeral service. Directors remain available during every stage of the arrangement process. After the service is over, they provide guidance on estate documents, social security and memorial [...]

By |2019-04-30T17:41:20-05:00March 27th, 2019|

Top 5 Misconceptions About Funerals

Many people today don't understand why we have funerals.  What we don't understand we tend to be skeptical of.  Here are the top 5 misconceptions about funerals: Funerals Are Too Expensive - The social and emotional benefits of personalized funerals far outweigh their financial costs.  Besides, a funeral doesn't have to be lavishly expensive to [...]

By |2019-02-01T19:27:03-06:00February 1st, 2019|

GRIEVING DURING THE HOLIDAYS – 3 PRACTICAL IDEAS THAT HELP YOU COPE

1. Holiday Cooking - Consider ways to simplify holiday meals: order out, go out, have everyone bring a dish or lay out a simple buffet. 2. Decorating - You don't have to put every decoration up. Consider a tabletop tree or meaningful centerpiece that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. 3. Shopping - Shopping [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:24:27-06:00December 6th, 2018|

Did You Know?

Families, friends, individuals or organizations can light the 1866 lighthouse for a special person. The lighthouse is lit the evening of the requested date from dusk to dawn and an accompanying ad is placed in the Kenosha News. The ad will always have a sketch of the lighthouse and says, "THE LIGHT SHINES, Tonight the [...]

By |2018-11-13T14:47:53-06:00November 13th, 2018|

Don’t be blindsided by grief during the holidays. Learn about our GreifShare group. You’re not alone.

  Don't be blindsided by grief during the holidays. In this video, learn how to prepare for the holiday season after the death of a loved one. Now is the perfect time to connect with a GriefShare group in Kenosha. Contact Anne at Piasecki-Althaus today at 262-658-4101. You're not alone. We're here to help. [...]

By |2018-10-30T12:49:05-05:00October 30th, 2018|