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5 Final Years Conversations to Begin Now

Who wants to think about a time without their loved ones? It's a very sad topic, which makes it easy to avoid. And yet, at an individual level, people do want to talk about their end of life. Get started with these five conversations.

Funeral or Celebration? How Services Have Changed

Funeral services used to be relatively standard affairs. Casket, officiant, prayers and burial. Nowadays? Gone are the rules, according to Dignity Memorial® representatives.

6 Ways to Get Started on a Final Years Plan

Planning ahead for the final years has the potential to create a more peaceful and meaningful transition into the later years of life for both you and your family. Consider these suggestions to get started.

How to Begin the Final Wishes Conversation

Sharing final wishes can bring clarity and comfort to families during hospice and end-of-life situations. Try these tips from the Conversation Project to help get the conversation started.

Final Years Planning: Where to Find Assistance

Developing a final years plan really boils down to one word: communication. Talking with professionals as well as family can help ensure important elements of a plan are in place.

Financial Planning for Your Final Years: 7 Questions to Consider

Preparing financially for the final years may require continual reassessment of life situation and priorities. Discuss these tips from Genworth Financial with your loved ones to help orchestrate preferable circumstances as much as possible.

The Risks of Not Planning for the Final Years

Some aspects of growing older may be beyond your control, but putting a plan in place could help minimize the potential risks.

5 Ways to Create a Personalized Memorial Service

Non-traditional funerals are on the rise as more people want their memorial to celebrate life rather than focus on mourning. Dignity Memorial® suggests five key things to consider when planning a personalized memorial.

What it Means to Live Well to the End

"When you face death, you face life." Gerontologist Dr. Julie Masters explains how beginning with the end in mind can help add value and meaning to your final years.

Start Your Bucket List Today

Even those who are unable to leave their house can have a bucket list. Consider these ideas for making the final years more meaningful and how to help a senior loved one in your life make them happen.

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  • The Compose Your Life Song℠ public education program offers free resources that encourage seniors and their families to talk about plans and wishes for their final years, while also exploring options for end-of-life care, finances, insurance and funeral planning.

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