It Begins with The Dialogue... Do They Really Know?
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Click here to listen to Arlington's Cindy Marill and Pete Tunnat discuss pre-planning on WVXU, Cincinnati's public radio station.
We take a great deal of pride, in fact, it is one of our core values, to help others in planning, choosing and making decisions that are right for you and your family. In selecting The Arlington Memorial Gardens, you will receive attentive, comprehensive and professional care from our Advisors whether you are planning in advance for your own arrangements or making arrangements for a loved one. In both circumstances, our goal is to get to know you, to build a relationship with you so that we can provide you with the appropriate information that will enable you to make sound decisions. But before we can do that, you must first make a conscious choice to engage yourself, and those around you, in what we call "The Dialogue," the active discussion of planning for your cemetery needs.
There is nothing extraordinary about The Dialogue, except that many people avoid it like the plague. It's hard to fault that avoidance because, let's face it, nobody wants to think and talk about their own death. Yet, there are several compelling reasons why we should; and, the list includes both emotional and financial considerations. But, perhaps the most compelling reason of all is this: if we don't participate in The Dialogue ourselves, others will be forced to have it at the time of our death, making important, and incredibly personal, decisions that we should have made ourselves. We strongly encourage you to begin thinking about, and engaging in, The Dialogue, between you and your loved-ones, something like this one.
The Dialogue should include a variety of topics and is the best way to begin pre-need planning in order to make decisions about what will happen after death. Here are some reasons why you should begin having The Dialogue with those you love:
• You plan how you and your life will be remembered.
• You get the best value for your money.
• You mitigate the trauma of your loved ones making important decisions while they are mourning.
• You exercise control over what happens.
• You spare your loved ones the possibility of disagreeing over what to do.
• You’ve mapped out a plan from which your loved ones can make decisions based on your wishes and not their guesses.
• You have time to make smart consumer choices purchasing only those services or items you want.
• You avoid burdening friends or distant relatives with the responsibility if you have no immediate family.
We can assist in arranging the most customary and traditional services or provide guidance in helping you plan a service emphasizing distinctively personal touches that would include, for instance, favorite music and songs and digitized photography and/or videos. Convenient and alternate times are available as are various options of final disposition and venues for memorial services and for family gatherings.
If you are prepared to pursue your planning or in acquiring additional information, please go here and request specific information that would be helpful to you in making your planning decisions.