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2021

Preplanning a Funeral During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency has proven the value of advance planning during a pandemic. Through the use of technology, pre-planning a funeral during a pandemic is a safe way to protect one’s family from the emotional and financial burden of having to make funeral arrangements after someone has died.

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2020

Unique Cremation Urn Ideas

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. Families who choose cremation have many creative options for final disposition following the cremation of a loved one, including some unique and creative urns.

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2020

How to Honor the Memory of a Loved One This Holiday Season

Remembering and honoring your loved one during the holiday season can help bring peace and comfort, whether it has been a recent loss or it has been many years since your loved one has passed.

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2020

Are you a family caregiver? Here’s where you can find help and support.

With longer life expectancies and advancements in medical treatment, an increasing number of adults are becoming caregivers for an aging parent, a spouse with chronic illness, or a child with special needs. Being a caregiver is an important role, but it can be challenging. With the right support, you can provide care for a family member or loved one in a way that is rewarding and fulfilling for both of you.

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2020

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies Helps Children Understand Death and Grief

Join us in conversation with author-illustrator Brian Lies about his Caldecott Honor Award winning picture book, The Rough Patch, a beautiful and powerful story of grief following the loss of a beloved pet. Brian’s book gently teaches children about loss and love and takes readers on a journey of grief through the rough patches and into healing and hope.

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2020

Meaningful Ways to Honor the Service Men and Women in Your Life

With Veteran’s Day coming up, you may want to honor someone in your life who is actively serving; someone you know who has served in the past; or any of the brave men and women servicemembers of our armed forces. With many parades and other public celebrations curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering what’s the best way to honor those brave service men and women this year.

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2020

What You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Burial Options

Whether you choose a casket burial or cremation, there are several eco-friendly burial options that cause minimal environmental impact and help restore and conserve the environment. Keohane Funeral Home is proud to be one of three funeral homes in Massachusetts certified by the Green Burial Council to conduct eco-friendly burials.

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2020

Plant.Grow.Share.: The Importance of Food Pantries All Year Long

Hunger is a community issue all year long and that’s why food pantries are so important any time of the year. The focus of the Plant.Grow.Share. program season has remained on helping those in need to have access to fresh produce. While there’s still time to make donations from your own garden, you can donate farmer’s market produce, store-bought produce, or make monetary donations to your local food pantry throughout the year.

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2020

Virtual Playdates with Your Grandchildren

Missing your grandchildren during social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19? Virtual playdates can help dispel the isolation, deliver face-to-face time with your grandchildren, and provide a much-needed respite for parents who are juggling full-time childcare, home schooling, and careers all at the same time.

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2020

Get Outdoors This Summer for Your Health

Summer in New England is the perfect season to get outdoors, whether for a backyard BBQ, a day at the beach or an evening of stargazing. There are many benefits to safely spending time outdoors including getting fresh air, boosting Vitamin D, relieving stress and getting exercise. In these stressful times, being in nature can calm your nervous system and exposure to sunlight helps boost the serotonin levels in your brain which raises your energy and keeps your mood calm, positive, and focused.

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