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Depression in the Elderly: Do You Know the Signs?

We all get the blues from time to time. Usually, we bounce back. But when those negative feelings persist and begin to interfere with our daily activities for two weeks or longer, depression may be...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Home Renovations for Seniors: What’s Best for You?

Although medical advances are keeping seniors healthy and active longer, aging still comes with its share of challenges. Eyesight and hearing tend to diminish, falls occur more frequently, and a wa...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Monday, August 26, 2019

When Grief is Overwhelming: A Guide to Coping with a Sudden Death

“Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Dealing with loss is always emotionally challenging. It can take a long time to get to a place of...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Taking Care of You: Helpful Resources for Caregivers

Few people plan to be caregivers for their loved ones. It’s a role that often comes on suddenly following an emergency or evolves over time as a result of an ongoing medical condition. In either ca...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Ins and Outs of the Age-Friendly Health System Movement

The Age-Friendly Health System is changing what it means to age in America. Self-described by its founders as a “movement to recruit and support entire healthcare systems to focus on the areas of m...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Five Common Questions (And Answers) About Veterans Burial Benefits

Funerals, memorials and celebrations of life offer opportunities to honor and recognize a service member’s heroism and contributions. Whether you’re making final arrangements for a deceased veteran...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Share More Than Wealth with a Meaningful Legacy Letter

What do children of millionaires most wish to inherit from their parents? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not money. In a survey by Wells Fargo Private Bank, Generation Z and Millennial ...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, July 7, 2019

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You Can Live Well on Social Security Alone

Traditionally, financial experts have said that retirees need about $1 million in savings to be comfortable. But in truth, most people approaching retirement simply don’t have anything close to tha...

Choosing the Right Casket for Your Loved One

When a loved one dies, selecting the casket can feel like both a special honor and a weighty task. It can feel especially daunting if they didn’t share their internment preferences in advance. Yo...

Get to Know the Many Benefits of a Living Memorial

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. Death can be difficult to accept for both the dying and those closest to them. Homegoings and repasts are invaluable ways to help the living come to ter...

The Right Funeral Readings Bring Special Meaning to the Service

Funeral readings offer a special opportunity to remember a departed loved one. They’re intended to bring comfort to the grieving while celebrating the life of the deceased and capturing his or her...

Senior Loneliness: Why Isolation is Bad for Our Aging Loved Ones

Loneliness is wreaking havoc on America’s senior population. A 2017 study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that nearly half of the seniors in the U.S. regularly expe...

Smart Solutions for Senior Home Safety

According to a recent AARP survey, the majority of adults approaching age 65 plan to age-in-place, even in the face of health problems. To achieve this, seniors living alone will need to take an ho...

Pass on More Than Money: Leaving a Legacy for Your Loved Ones

 “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” - Pericles We are all leaving a legacy, whether we like it or not. Our persona...