Why Plan Ahead?
Like many things in
our lives, we anticipate and plan for many of life's most important
events: our wedding, our first home, the birth of our children, family
vacations and retirement. We plan ahead so that we can anticipate our
family's needs and make sure that all the details are handled. So, why
do so many people leave life's most significant event to their loved
ones to plan during a time of sadness and distress? Doesn't it make
sense to plan your funeral, cemetery or cremation arrangements ahead of
time so that your family won't have to?
You see, when you plan ahead, you can:
- Help ease your family's emotional burden
want to protect our family and loved ones from unnecessary emotional
hardship. Preplanning helps you to protect your loved ones from the
stress of making difficult funeral and financial decisions at a time of
emotional upheaval. It also helps to eliminate emotional overspending by
removing the guesswork about what you would have wanted.
are an overwhelming number of things that must be done in the hours,
days and weeks after a death occurs: permanent decisions have to be made
in a very short period of time, documents have to be located, and
people and companies notified.
The good news is that you don't
leave your family the pain of making critical decisions when they are
least prepared. When you preplan ahead of time, your family won't have
to guess and make hurried decisions that they can't undo.
- Avoid difficult decisions at a stressful time
you received the call today that a loved one had passed away, would you
know what to do? Few of us would. But what if some of the most
difficult decisions you or your loved ones would ever have to make could
be made in advance, at your own pace and in the privacy of your own
We all realize that the best decisions are always those
that are made calmly, rationally and with ample information at hand.
That's why it makes such good sense to plan ahead and take care of as
many of the decisions as possible so that difficult choices won't be
left to the ones you love the most.
- Ensure that your wishes are known
At some time
or another, most of us have probably talked or joked with others about
what type of funeral we might have. But would your loved ones really
know what you would have wanted? When you think about it, it just makes
sense to take the time to make these important decisions now, together
with the people you love, so that there will be no confusion about your
- Invest in some peace of mind.
Plan® prearrangement program provides you and your family with many
important benefits. Once you’ve made your final wishes known, you can
safely store, in a single, convenient and secure location, everything
your family and loved ones will need after you’re gone. Your family will
know just where to look and what to do. They won’t be left trying to
figure out what you would have wanted.
- Receive some good advice.
As simple as this plan is, we make it even simpler. Just call us or fill out the Contact Us form to receive a Simplicity Planner
and further information. We’ll show you the alternatives and help you
determine your priorities. You'll receive all the information you need
to make sound choices, confidentially and in the privacy of your own