This post was sponsored by Chapel of the Chimes. All opinions are my own.
One of the hardest parts of adulthood is some of the things that are tough but important. Many of those things are conversations you have to have with people you love, often about unpleasant topics. One such topic is funeral planning and explaining your wishes in the event of your death. I've partnred up with Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward to help you have these conversations, and hoepfully make them a bit easier.
The first time I considered my own mortality, I was only 22 years old. What should have been a carefree decade of my life was flipped on its head when I found myself hospitalized with End Stage Renal Disease and on dialysis. An illness experience like that changes every aspect of your life, and thinking about the end of it is no exception.
Plan ahead for the unexpected
You can take a huge stress off your family, in case of your death, by making some of the decisions ahead of time, and making plans so they don't have to. Request this free Planning Ahead guide and you can be sure that the celebration of your life will be just as you want it, and it will remove those pressures from your loved ones.
Pre-planning your funeral and cemetary services has a number of benefits; you can lock in pricing now, to guard against inflation, you make your wishes known so your family doesn't have to wonder, and it gives you peace of mind, that if the worst should happen, plans are already in place.
Chapel of the Chimes, Hayward
Hayward's Chapel of the Chimes is a beautiful place to be laid to rest, and their diverse planning teams offer a number of cultural ceremonies and traditions, so you can be sure your services are carried out as you prefer.
Providing both traditional burial and cremation services, there's sure to be a gorgeous location for you to be laid to rest, and for your family to visit for years to come. Chapel of the Chimes offers the convenience of funeral, cemetery, and cremation services all in one location, so you never leave their care.
Chapel of the Chimes offers many services beyond simple burial; while their in-person services continue to safely care for families through COVID-19, they also offer virtual online services for those who can't travel to attend.
The free planning guide will walk you through planning services that you'll love, and again, will allow you to relieve some of the burden on your family in those first difficult days.
These planning conversations should happen regardless of your age and health status. You should talk to your parents and siblings, and encourage them to plan ahead as well. Everything that we can do now while things are fine will help in the times where things are not fine, and it can be a last precious gift you leave for your loved ones.
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