Planning Ahead Does Not Have to Be Overwhelming

Death is a topic many of us would be happy to avoid discussing — but, unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of the journey of life.

You likely have not spent a lot of time thinking about how you’d like to be remembered, but if we asked you about it, you’d probably have some ideas about what you — or your loved ones — would prefer.

Would you want to be cremated? Are you interested in environmentally friendly options? Or perhaps you want a traditional burial, including a monument.

When you think about your own funeral or memorial service, would you like it to be a traditional gathering, or do you envision it as more of a party? Are there certain songs you’d like to be played? Are there specific religious passages or poems you’d like to have read? Is there a theme you have in mind?

Many of the families we serve are surprised by the strong opinions that can emerge regarding funerals, cremation, burial, and more when it is time to plan a loved one’s final farewell.

Writing down your preferences in advance gives you the control to determine every detail, along with the confidence of knowing your vision will be carried out by our team of expert staff members.

Did you know there are over 100 decisions to be made after a loved one dies? Addressing this ahead of time puts you in control and takes away the guesswork from your family, saving them from unnecessary stress, reducing the likelihood of disagreements between relatives, and giving them the ultimate gift of peace of mind.

As with so many other aspects of life, taking a little time to plan now will pay off later, and getting started is easier than you think.

Did you know preplanning services are offered at no cost to families at Cypress Lawn? You’re able to meet with an expert to share your thoughts and get the answers to any questions you may have. They’ll even help you fill out the necessary paperwork and will ensure your plans are kept in place for years to come. It’s a complimentary service that we offer to our Bay Area neighbors — it’s our special way of helping your family.

There are also several different options to handle your arrangements. Whether you would prefer to fill out our online form from the comfort of your own home, or if you’d like to meet with one of our certified planning specialists over the phone or through a Zoom meeting, you get to choose what’s most convenient.

In over a century of helping Bay Area families, one theme has remained true: No one has ever regretted planning ahead. With everything our world has experienced during the course of the pandemic, planning ahead for the end of life feels more relevant than ever before.

Why not start planning ahead today? Ask us today how our team of caring professionals can help you get started. We’re just a phone call away.