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Local Florist

For your convenience, we have assembled a list of florists that serve our local area

Malvern Flowers & Gifts
121 West King Street
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
P: 610-647-9311
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Matlack Florist of West Chester
210 North Chester Road
Route 352
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
P: 610-431-3077
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Flowers By Priscilla
1592 East Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
P: 610-644-1919
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Grief Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief Helping Children Cope With Grief Helping Children with Funerals Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief

Planning Insights

Most of us are not prepared to plan and carry out a funeral ceremony for someone we love. And so much of the information available on this critically important subject fails to focus on what is most important: having a personalized, meaningful funeral that helps families and friends begin the healing process of mourning after the death of someone we love.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

This section includes information that will help provide insights necessary to help you and your family create a meaningful funeral experience that both honors the life of your loved one and starts you on the path to healing from your loss. Some of the content on these pages is adapted from a website called www.MeaningfulFunerals.com and the teachings of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a noted grief expert.

To learn more about Dr. Wolfelt, please visit www.centerforloss.com

Our funeral homes dedicated staff wants to help you and can play a critical role in planning and carrying out a meaningful funeral or memorial service. Our licensed funeral directors are intimately familiar with the funeral planning process, key decisions a grieving family must make, and necessary legal documentation that is required during this difficult time. Our funeral professionals can handle all of the details and help you create a unique service that fits your needs and values.

For more information, please select from the links below:

Meaningful Funerals
Meaningful Choices
Guides and Resources

Here are some places on the internet that we would like to share with you.

Cremation Related

Batesville Options

Additional Information

“LIFE CELEBRATION”® FUNERAL SERVICE OFFERING

This charge includes a Complete Traditional Funeral Service with Burial, basic services of the funeral
director and staff, embalming and complete preparation of the body, use of facilities and staff for
viewing/ visitation at funeral home or other facility, complete transportation including transfer of remains
to funeral home, hearse, processional, clergy, flower and utility transportation.This charge does not include the
Family Limousine/Seven (7) Passenger (Local)

“LIFE CELEBRATION”® FUNERAL SERVICE CREMATION OFFERING

This charge includes a Complete Traditional Cremation Service with Burial of Cremated Remains, basic
services of the funeral director and staff, embalming and complete preparation of the body, use of facilities
and staff for viewing/ visitation at funeral home or other facility, complete transportation including transfer
of remains to funeral home, hearse, processional, clergy, flower and utility transportation, basic temporary plastic urn. This charge does not include the Family Limousine/Seven (7) Passenger (Local) and the actual cost of the cremation process, which is the crematory fee or the cost of cremation permit from the county

“LIFE CELEBRATION”® MEMORIAL CREMATION OFFERING

This charge includes a Complete Memorial Service prior to or after Cremation, basic services of the funeral
director and staff, retention and care of the body, use of facilities and staff for private family gathering
and memorial service at funeral home or other facility, complete transportation, excluding family transportation, basic cremation container and basic temporary plastic urn. This charge does not include the Family Limousine/Seven (7) Passenger (Local) and the actual cost of the cremation process, which is the crematory fee or the cost of cremation permit from the county

DIRECT CREMATION/BASIC CREMATION

Our charges for direct cremation include basic services of funeral director and staff, the local (within
25 miles) transfer of remains to the funeral home, the overnight sheltering of the remains, the obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations, local transportation to the crematory, sanitary care, preparation of remains for identification, basic cremation container, basic temporary plastic urn. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to cremation, or any sheltering for days on which no post death activities occur This charge does not include the actual cost of the cremation process, which is a crematory fee or the cost of cremation permit from the county. If you want to arrange for direct cremation, you can use an alternative container other then the one that is included. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering).

FORWARDING OF REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME

This charge includes removal of remains to funeral home, basic services of funeral director and
staff, embalming, obtaining necessary permits. It does not include a casket or alternative shipping
container, the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to
forwarding the remains or any sheltering for days on which no post death activities occur. Nor
does it include transferring the remains to the airport or other destination, or the charges of a
common carrier

RECEIVING OF REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME

This charge includes receiving the remains from the other funeral home, the overnight sheltering of
the remains, basic services of funeral director and staff, the obtaining of necessary permits and
authorizations, and the local (within 25 miles) transportation to the cemetery or crematory. This
charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, or any
sheltering for days on which no post death activities occur. Nor does it include transferring of
remains from the airport or other source, or the charges of a common carrier