• Funeral Advice – iPhone App

    If you’re unsure where to turn or what to do after the loss of a loved one, then the Funeral Advice app will help you find answers to all your questions, including important questions you may not have considered.

    When planning a funeral, this app can be very useful. Funeral Advice takes you step by step through planning and preparing for a funeral. It also offers features like “words of sympathy” and personal suggestions about coping with the loss of a loved one.

    Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward is here for you through every step of your funeral, from service planning to grief support groups. For more information, contact us online or call us at (510) 471-3363 for personal support.

  • Helpful Resources for Dealing with Grief

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    Everyone deals with grief differently, and when you’re facing the loss of a loved one, grief is a natural but complex process. Fortunately, you are not alone—there are many available resources to help you through this difficult time.

    Internet Resources
    The internet offers a vast wealth of information on understanding and coping with grief. Simply understanding more about grief and how it may affect you can provide some comfort. Grief can sometimes seem baffling and does not usually go away gradually, but can come and go in waves. Learning more about grief can also be beneficial for families who grieve together, since each member is likely mourning differently.

    Beyond information about grief itself, the web has many resources for grief consolation, internet support groups , links to therapists, and more.    

    Friends and Family
    Sometimes the best resources are the ones closest at hand. A loss usually affects many people at once, like a group of close friends or family members. Don’t be afraid to share your grief with loved ones who you know feel similarly. Hiding or suppressing grief does not help you get better faster. Allow yourself to talk frankly about your feelings with your family and friends, and invite them to do the same.

    Religion
    If religious faith is important in your life, then the community at your place of worship can provide a warm and comforting source of support. You may wish to have a private conversation with a leader from you local religious group, or simply spend time praying together with loved ones.

    Books
    There are many publications written to help those processing grief. The library or bookstore offers many books on the subject of grief, including works aimed at teenagers, children, or spouses. It may help to simply reflect on your grief as you read.

    If you’d like more information about grief support groups, then contact Chapel of the Chimes – Hayward . For more information our estate planning and funeral services, contact us online or call (510) 471-3363.

  • Learn More about Coping with Grief and Paying Tribute to Loved Ones

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    Our recent blog articles focused on topics relating to grief and different ways of paying tribute to loved ones who have passed on. You may also find these resources helpful or interesting.

    At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward , we understand that not all cultures respond to death in the same manner, and that grief can affect each person differently. Contact us online or call (510) 471-3363 to learn more about our services, including estate planning and cemetery lot purchases, or for information about recommended support groups.