FD#1240
510.400.4442

Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward offers a complete selection of
Funeral, Memorial, Burial, and Cremation Services. With a 61 acre
cemetery, we serve all faiths and cater to all cultural traditions.

Steps to Take When Planning a Funeral

Funeral Pre Planning Hayward

After the loss of a loved one, arranging funeral services can feel confusing and overwhelming. However, knowing what needs to be accomplished can make this task easier. If you’re planning a funeral, then read on to learn about what steps you should take during this process.

Take a Moment
Unfortunately, many people make decisions that they later regret when arranging a funeral because of the pressure that they feel and the fact that they’ve never planned a funeral before. While some religions require a quick burial, many do not demand that you make any decisions immediately. If you are under time constraints due to religious requirements, reach out to your local religious leader and take advantage of the resources that they offer.

Make Careful Decisions
After slowing down and allowing yourself some time to accept the news, there are a few basic decisions that you should make. If the deceased did not leave indications regarding their funeral service preferences, then you will need to select between cremation and burial, decide what type of funeral service you would like to hold, determine if there will be a memorial, and choose if there will be a viewing or not.

Ask for Help
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the decisions that you need to make or your everyday duties in addition to the funeral planning, then do not hesitate to ask for help. Reach out to your friends and family and let them know what you need to get through this stressful time, whether it be assistance with planning the funeral, babysitting, or even grocery shopping. Trying to take on all of the funeral responsibilities plus your normal ones will only make the planning process more stressful and emotional, so being prepared to ask for help during this time is key.

Are you planning a funeral near Hayward? If so, then please contact Chapel of the Chimes Hayward at (510) 400-4442 for information about our services.

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday