How To Write An Obituary

When a loved one pasess away, it’s hard to put into words exactly how you’d like them to be remembered. Often, this task is one that’s handed off to a family member of the deceased. Whether it’s the college graduate or the writer in the family, the job of writing the obituary is one that

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Offering Condolences: The Right Things to Say at a Funeral

Dealing with death is never easy, regardless of your relation to the deceased. If you’ve been invited to a funeral, the person that invited you looks at you as someone they want around in their time of need – whether you were friends with their loved one, or simply a friend to them.

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What To Say In A Sympathy Thank You Note

Neptune Society is here to help you in your time of need by providing you with some tips on what to include in a sympathy thank you note, or funeral thank you card. 

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How to Dress Appropriately for a Funeral

Going to a funeral is relatively rare for most of us, and when the time comes, it is stressful enough without being concerned whether the outfit you wear is appropriate. As a rule, it’s generally best to choose more traditional, conservative attire in regards to how you dress at a funeral.

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Four Tips for Staying Healthy as We Age

As we get older, what our bodies need to stay healthy begins to shift. Due to different nutritional needs, and the slowing of the metabolism, people begin to burn fewer calories naturally once they get older.

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How to Grieve When a Funeral is Not Possible

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed how we live, but perhaps even more heartbreaking, how we are able to grieve. Social distancing has prevented holding funerals or otherwise gathering to mourn the loss of our loved ones, and even a comforting touch or hug isn’t safe.

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care: Understand the Difference

Palliative care and hospice care have a common purpose: to provide compassionate care and relief from pain and stress to people with serious, life-limiting illnesses. But the goals of each are different. Read on for more information regarding the differences between palliative and hospice care.

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Coping with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner

When you’ve lost your life mate, it’s often an effort just to get through the day. In your grief and sadness, you may feel shock, anxiety, fatigue, depression, even anger at your partner for dying. Read on for tips on coping iwth the loss of a spouse or partner.

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Helping Children Understand Death and Cope with Grief

For adults, losing a loved one is disorienting and difficult to accept. But for children, who are still experiencing so many new life lessons, it’s far more so, affecting their sense of security.

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Physician-Assisted Death: Should it be Legal for Terminally Ill Patients?

Did you know that as of April 2019, physician-assisted death has become legal in eight states and Washington, D.C.? Read on for information regarding the arguments in favor and opposition of physician-assisted death.

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