An individual’s story – memories made, principles and lessons learned – is a gift that should be shared with family and friends. O’Connell Family Funeral Homes, in conjunction with the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) has launched Have the Talk of a Lifetime, an awareness and education initiative to help families have important conversations during which they can discuss the things that matter most and how a person’s life story can be remembered and honored in a meaningful way.
We hear firsthand about the struggles families have; funeral professionals are dedicated to helping families discover how they can honor and celebrate a life in a meaningful way. Memorialization is so much more than it used to be. Today it can reflect a person’s life story, values, interests and experiences. Meaningful memorialization can be transformative, healing and comforting. Have the Talk of a Lifetime offers families practical advice and tools to help them have conversations about the things that matter most and how they hope to be remembered when they die and for generations to come.
Families often want to learn more about the rich lives their loved ones have led; however, they may be unsure about how to begin a conversation. On the Have the Talk of a Lifetime website, http://www.talkofalifetime.org, families will find a wide range of free tools and information. The site features a downloadable workbook filled with advice on how to start a conversation and discussion questions to help families get to know their loved ones in new and surprising ways. In addition, the site has videos, a blog where people can share their experiences “having the talk” – what worked for them and how it made an impact – and much more.
The O’Connell Family Funeral Homes are committed to raise awareness of Have the Talk of a Lifetime, sharing information with the community and offering advice and guidance to support families.
For more information, call the O’Connell’s today and learn how you too can Have The Talk Of A Lifetime!!