In a recent edition of Reflections, we discussed making New Year’s resolutions and suggested that some wise resolutions include planning ahead. Planning for life’s major events is very important. Purchasing a house or car, saving for college, preparing for retirement, and drafting a will are just some of the things that we can and should plan for.
We at Forest Lawn encourage individuals to add memorial and cemetery preplanning to the list of things to take care ahead of time. Why?
Here are some common reasons people have indicated as to why they want to preplan their memorial needs:
- It gives them peace of mind knowing that they have selected the kind of ceremony they wanted. By doing it in advance, they could make decisions together with their partner to ensure it was done their way.
- It eases the burden emotionally on family at the time of death when the decisions have already been made.
- It erases the question of “what they would have wanted.”
- It avoids financial burdens on the family.
When you prearrange your memorial service and cemetery property, you lock-in today’s prices and protect yourself against inflation. Payments may be made out of current income and on convenient payment plans.
We encourage you to discuss preplanning with your family. If you need any information, feel free to contact us at 888-204-3131 and one of our representatives will answer any questions you may have.