Grief

Useful Websites

Sesame Street: Children's Grief

Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together. Click here for more information.

 

Full Circle Grief Center

This manual has been created and produced by professionals from Full Circle and brings together all of the available local resources as well as age-appropriate grief education. This manual is a resource to be utilized by professionals, grieving families, and those supporting those who are grieving. Click here for access to the manual. 

 

Unspoken Grief

This site is for anyone touched by perinatal grief and offers everyone the opportunity to share their grief and heal through writing. Many personal stories of dealing with grief and lets the reader know they are not alone. Click here for more details. 

 

Center for Loss and Transition

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives. We help mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional and lay caregivers, by serving as an educational resource and professional forum. Click here for more details.

 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

This website has a great variety of resources for survivors of suicide. Click here for more information. 

 

Scholastic: Children and Grief

Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe. Click here for information on their children and grief support materials. 

Obituary mailing list signup

You may use this form to sign up for our obituary mailing list.

Lodging

If you need a place to stay while attending services, here is a list of local places that may be able to accommodate you.  Some will offer you a discount if you tell them you are here for a funeral.


Comfort Inn
1645 Commerce Park Dr.
Chelsea, MI, US, 48118
Phone: (734) 433-8000
Comfort Inn Chelsea

Holiday Inn Express
1540 Commerce Park Dr
Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: Phone: (734) 433-1600
Hoiday Inn website


Chelsea House Victorian Inn
118 E Middle St
Chelsea, Michigan, 48118
Phone: 734-475-2244
Toll Free 877-618-4935
Chelsea House website


Waterloo Gardens Bed & Breakfast
7600 Werkner Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: (734) 433-1612

Benefits of Pre-Arrangement

There are many benefits to planning your funeral services in advance:

TOGETHERNESS: You can openly share your desires and wishes, and listen to input from your extended family.  Nobody is left wondering what you would have wanted.

NO PRESSURE: When pre-planning a funeral, there is plenty of time to consider the options and make careful, thoughtful decisions.  You can choose a gravesite on a warm, sunny day, think about which casket or urn you would like, and revise the obituary until it is perfect.  

CONSIDER THE COSTS: Pre-planning lets you compare costs, and decide what services and merchandise will best suit your circumstances.  You can get an estimate, take it home, and think about it before making a final decision.

PAYMENTS:  You can make payments on a pre-arranged funeral, with no interest charges. Some families have difficulty coming up with the financial resources at the time of a death.

PRE-PAID FUNDS ARE PROTECTED: If set up properly, pre-paid funerals are not counted as assets when the owner applies for medicaid.  Even if medicaid is not needed, most of our pre-paid funerals are guaranteed, meaning your family gets the goods and services you purchased at no additional expense.  In short, pre-payments allow you to freeze the costs at today’s prices.

PEACE OF MIND: When a death occurs in any family the grief is tremendous and the healing takes time.  Most people feel good knowing that everything is prepared in advance, and the survivors will not be struggling to make difficult decisions while under stress.

 

You have two choices: Plan ahead, or wait until death forces you to make arrangements. 

If you choose to plan ahead, whether you want to pre-pay or not, please call or e-mail us today.

 

Mere Christianity Book Offer

This month, Allen Cole is featured in the Chelsea Library’s “Men of Chelsea” Calendar.  No, the men are NOT shown in skimpy swimwear - each Chelsea Man was asked to choose a favorite book.  Allen’s book is “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.  It is a great book, and if you would like to read it, we would like to offer you a free copy to borrow or keep.  Just call the funeral home (475-1551) and we will hold a copy with your name on it so you can pick it up at your convenience.

Use these links to learn more about "Mere Christianity" or C.S. Lewis