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

Comparing Cremation and Burial Options

One of the first decisions you will have to make when you are planning funeral services or pre-planning a funeral is whether to choose cremation or burial. Find out more about how others are making this important decision by watching this video.

There are many factors to consider when picking cremation or burial, from religious beliefs to your funeral budget. In some cases, cremation is a more affordable option, but it can be incompatible with some people’s religion and preferences.

At Valley of the Temples, you don’t have to make these important decisions alone, as the caring staff at our funeral home in Oahu, HI, guides you through the process. When you need our services, please call us at (808) 239-8811.

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.

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  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday
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