Founded in 1963, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

What to Expect from Funeral Pre-Planning

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Pre-planning funeral services requires making several decisions, but with the help of a funeral home, the process doesn’t have to be complicated. Funeral pre-planning is one of the biggest gifts you can give your loved ones, since it saves them from the pressure of planning a funeral while they are overwhelmed by coping with losing you. If you decide to pre-plan your funeral, here is a look at what you can expect.

Getting Started
To get started with the pre-planning process, it can help to gather some basic information. Start by making a list of people who should be informed when you pass away. Next, put information together for your obituary. You don’t have to write the obituary, but you consider jotting down some of the information you would like to have included, as well as basic facts about you that your loved ones may need for the obituary, such as where you went to school. Not only will this information be helpful to your loved ones, but it will also get you in the right frame of mind to complete other parts of your funeral planning process.

Picking Your Service
Planning your funeral service lets your family focus on supporting each other instead of trying to guess what you would want and worrying that they are not honoring your wishes. Decide if you want to have a religious, fraternal, or non-denominational service. Choose readings and music that you would like to include and nominate people to take part in different facets of the service. Determine if you prefer cremation or burial and what kind of internment you want. Specifying the urn or casket type you want can also help your family.

Assign Tasks
There are many things that need to be done after someone passes away, so delegate tasks to different family members. It can be helpful to assign power of attorney to someone and give loved ones responsibilities like canceling utilities and settling outstanding bills.

Valley of the Temples will walk you through the entire process of funeral pre-planning in Oahu, HI, so you can give your family the peace of mind they deserve. To start the process, call us at (808) 239-8811.

Heart Health and Your Teeth

There are many ways you can take care of your heart, but did you know that seeing your dentist is one of them? Your heart health and your oral health are linked, so it’s important to take care of both. Watch this video clip on heart health and your teeth.

One of the common factors between heart health and oral health is inflammation. Gum tissue typically becomes inflamed through gum disease, and the bacteria from your gum tissue may lead to inflammation in your blood vessels. This can put you at an elevated risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.

Are you interested in improving your dental hygiene so you can enjoy better heart health? Call the dentists at Oak Creek Dental Care at (614) 882-5525. We offer adult orthodontics, crowns, root canals, and much more. Visit our website to learn more about our dentists serving Columbus, Ohio.

Dealing with the Loss of a Family Member

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When you lose a family member, it is important to give yourself time to process your grief. As you plan the funeral at a funeral home serving Oahu, HI, don’t be afraid to ask for help with planning and grief support.

As you process the loss of your loved one, keep in mind that everyone experiences grief differently. While there are several stages of grief that most people experience, there is not a set order in which you may experience these and or a certain amount of time that the grieving process should take. It may help you to reach out to friends or family members, or to seek counsel from a spiritual leader. For some people, seeing a therapist or grief counselor can also be helpful during this time. You may also find that the funeral services help you process your loss as you celebrate the life of your loved one.

At Valley of the Temples, we strive to provide meaningful and supportive funeral planning services for each of our clients. To learn about our cemetery and funeral home, call us at (808) 239-8811.

Who Should Deliver a Eulogy?

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When a loved one passes, planning the funeral can seem daunting. However, you do not have to go through this process alone. The funeral home that you choose for your loved one’s funeral services can help you through every step of the planning process. Additionally, asking an individual who was close to the deceased to write and deliver the eulogy can help to relieve stress during the funeral planning process. Here is a look at some individuals who you may want to consider when planning the eulogy.

Friend
A close friend can be a wonderful and meaningful choice to deliver the eulogy. Whether this individual was a friend since childhood or only entered the deceased’s life a few years ago, a close friend will be able to share warm memories of time spent with your loved one. Your loved one’s friend may even be able to relate a few humorous stories about the deceased to help you celebrate a life well lived.

Family Member
One of the most common choices for delivering a eulogy is a family member of the deceased. A child of the deceased can talk about how your loved one shaped his or her life and taught important lessons, and can help everyone remember the important impact that the deceased had. A sibling is another good choice to give a eulogy, as he or she will have known the deceased for most of his or her life.

Partner
Whether the deceased was married or in a committed relationship, his or her partner may wish to deliver the eulogy. This individual will have a great love for the deceased that he or she can share with everyone at the funeral. Delivering the eulogy can also help the deceased’s partner through the grieving process, as he or she will be able to celebrate the love and life that they enjoyed together.

At Valley of the Temples , we are ready to help you and your family plan meaningful and beautiful funeral services for your loved one. We can even offer unique memorial services, such as a butterfly release ceremony or a Koa Tree planting. To find out more about our funeral and cremation services in Oahu, HI, call Valley of the Temples at (808) 239-8811.
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