When A Senior’s Spouse Dies, Do You Know How To Help?

Posted on October 6th, 2017
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The death of a loved one is one of the worst things anyone can experience in life. When it’s a spouse a senior lived with for years and years, it’s even harder to deal with. So much of their life was intertwined with the partner that a sudden removal is traumatic.   If your senior […]

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What Is A Graveside Service?

Posted on September 29th, 2017
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At Martin Oaks, we frequently receive questions about the differences in services that take place following a funeral. This is because we have a 3-acre cemetery in which families want to have some type of observance, either as a substitute for a funeral service, or following a funeral service. The funeral directors who work with […]

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When Someone Close to You Dies: Thank You Notes

Posted on September 8th, 2017
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Even though death is an every day part of our existence at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory, those of us in this field are certainly not immune to any of the effects people not in the industry feel when they lose a loved one. Tragedy struck in our family last month when two significate loved […]

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Keeping An Eye Out For Depression

Posted on August 24th, 2017
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Unfortunately, suicide victims are a fairly regular feature here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. Based on purely anecdotal evidence, we tend to agree with research findings on this subject – suicide rate among young people has increased dramatically. We also believe the other major scientific research finding: untreated depression appears to truly increase the […]

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Meditation and Grief

Posted on August 7th, 2017
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Families who experience a loss frequently ask what the best method of dealing with grief is. The staff here at Martin Oaks Crematory is certainly not qualified to provide definitive answers to questions that should be addressed to qualified professionals. Grieving is a serious issue – therapeutic and/or medical intervention may be necessary and we […]

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