By Bob Gordon Jr., President and CEO of Cypress Lawn
Did you know there are over 100 decisions that have to be made immediately after the death of a loved one?
Many of the Bay Area families I speak with don’t realize just how many decisions need to be made until they are dealing with a loss. These same families may not know there’s a simple way to avoid a lot of the unnecessary stress associated with planning end-of-life arrangements.
Preplanning a funeral or cremation is a great way to relieve uncertainty about the future and your end-of-life plans. This thorough and detailed process gives you a chance to consider every decision and detail regarding your life’s legacy. You can make plans at your own pace while holding thoughtful conversations around these important topics with our planning professionals and those closest to you. It’s not easy to speak about death with family and close friends, but it often comes as a great relief to everyone involved.
At Cypress Lawn, we’ve been offering preplanning services to Bay Area families for decades. Preplanning is the act of putting your end-of-life preferences in writing with the help of a licensed professional. Think of this as creating a customized guide for your family that explains everything you would want after you are gone. Preplanning leaves nothing to chance, so you can feel assured your final wishes will be honored.
We often call this “the ultimate gift” because it provides peace of mind to those who are left behind. It also protects them from making emotional decisions during an already difficult time. Your loved ones won’t have to worry about what you would have wanted — they’ll have confidence knowing they are making the right choices.
You can meet with one of Cypress Lawn’s preplanning experts at no cost. It’s a complimentary service we provide to all of our Bay Area neighbors. All you have to do is find a day and time that work best for you, and one of our caring staff members will meet with you in person, through a virtual video conference, or on the phone.
As an added convenience, Cypress Lawn has created a free webinar you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home. This video will guide you through all the important decisions ahead. Click here to register and watch this free webinar today. We recommend watching this webinar, as it answers many common questions families have as they plan ahead.
With generations of experience, our expert care team has the answers to all of your preplanning questions. Call us anytime at (650) 550-8808 or click here to contact us.