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Episode #133 – Practical Tips to Help Seniors Deal with Loss and How to Thrive in Their Golden Years

August 16th, 2017
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Do you ever wish you had a list of resources to help an seniors deal with loss? Are you feeling helpless because you have an elderly loved one who isn’t thriving in their golden years? Fortunately there are resources for the elderly dealing with this, and they are right here in the Greater Vancouver area.

Episode #132 – Helping Seniors Deal with Loss

August 9th, 2017
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If you want to know more about helping seniors deal with loss, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services who offers advice on the topic. Senior family members and friends need to find a new normal that respects loss if they’re going to live life to the fullest. This interview is a chance to learn how to help them achieve it.

Episode #131 – Using Family Records and Family History to Incorporate into a Funeral Service

August 1st, 2017
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Do you ever wonder what family history gets lost when a person passes away? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to keep a record of those memories? There are tasteful, heartfelt ways to incorporate these things in funeral and memorial services.

Episode #130 – Meeting the Needs of the Caregiver

July 20th, 2017
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Have you ever thought about life from a caregiver’s point of view? Have you or someone you know felt overwhelmed with the emotional and physical exhaustion of caring for another? Caregivers often put their own needs aside to be there for a dying person so meeting the needs of the caregiver is critical.

Episode #129 – Scattering Ashes at Sea Funeral Services

July 5th, 2017
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Do you know about some alternatives to traditional burial or interment services in Vancouver? Would your family prefer a unique way to scatter a loved one’s ashes? Scattering ashes at sea is a popular way to celebrate the life of a loved one lost.

Episode #128 – What Is Funeral Pre-Planning Versus Pre-Arranging Funeral Services?

June 19th, 2017
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Have you talked to your family about your funeral or memorial wishes? Would you like to save them the added burden of trying to guess at how you might have wanted them to celebrate your life after you’re gone? Funeral pre-planning and pre-arranging funeral services offer many benefits.

Episode #127 – Young Children and Response to Death

June 10th, 2017
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Have you ever seen a child attend a funeral or memorial service? Do you know a child who has suffered the loss of a beloved friend or family member? Children do not grieve in the same way that adults mourn the passing of someone they care about.

Episode #126 – Grieving Alone – When a Person Doesn’t Have Someone to Support Them in Their Grief

June 1st, 2017
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If you want to know more about grieving alone, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services, who offers grief resources and advice to help.

Episode #125 – Why Do People Have Funeral Services?

May 20th, 2017
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Do you ever wonder why people have funeral services? Who benefits when we pay our respects to a loved one lost? Understanding the reasons for memorializing someone can make it less stressful when it comes time to attend a service at the funeral home, church, or another venue.

Episode #124 – Answering Common Questions about Cremation

May 8th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered about the cremation process? When does cremation take place in relation to the death of a loved one lost? It’s important to understand what choices your family has when making arrangements at the funeral chapel. If you want to know more about cremation, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds talks with Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services about the answers to questions on the topic.

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