Prefunding Made Simple

By Laura Landes

There are many ways you can take care of the financial aspects of a funeral in advance. However, not all payment methods are equal. Each has risks and benefits, so it is up to you to decide which payment method is right for you.

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Happy New Year, Lake Ridge Family!

Happy New Year! Here’s to a better, more joyful 2021. We know that, in many ways, most of you have endured an incredibly difficult year. You’ve been away from family and friends, isolated and alone at times, and grieved the loss of a loved one amidst this pandemic.

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Charli’s Tree: A Lake Ridge Chapel Tradition

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The Power of Preplanning

(Senior Link Magazine Feature Article)By Laura Landes

Every day I am deeply invested in the lives of families who have lost their loved ones, due to an unexpected event or after a lengthy journey of illness and despair. No matter the circumstances that led to this loss, the result1...

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The Power of Closure and Celebration

Cremation with Confidence: The Power of Closure and Celebration(Senior Link Featured Article Spring 2018)by Laura Landes

As cremation becomes more and more popular, I am left wondering if we have somehow, as a society, lost sight of the value in the celebration of life and1...

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Nurturing Hope in Difficult Times

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D

“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” — Pliny the Elder

Fort Collins Colorado - The caller to the Center for Loss asked a question that’s on the hearts of many right now: Are we going to get through this?

It became obvious as the conversation1...

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Addressing Your Covid-19 Concerns

Being innovators in the death care industry, we have been dealing with infectious diseases for many years. Let’s face it, individuals do not end up in our care because they are well. The best scenario one can hope for is a “natural death” due to the aging process, but1...
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Responding to an Active Shooter: A Very Important WISE Workshop


Our Current Reality

The United States is reeling from too many horrific mass shootings. In El Paso, TX, right here - our neighbors- dozens have died, and even more are injured. Fear levels are high. Grief is high. Despair is high. How can ordinary people live in a world like this?

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Cremation on the Rise in US

Funeral Industry, Cremation, Education

Important Considerations when choosing a Funeral Home for Cremation

Did you know that according to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), the percentage of people choosing to be cremated has grown from 48% in 2015 and is expected to rise to 54% by 2020? Specifically,1...

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The Opioid Epidemic: Our Upcoming Workshop


This a 2.5 minute read. In it, we will detail the problem opioids present in the United States, how it concerns you, and, briefly, what our upcoming workshop will cover.

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