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    • Preparation program for children
      Sunday, January 1, 2017

      We are pleased to offer a formal preparation program for children and adolescents to help them understand what happens at a viewing or funeral service. This program, run by a certified child life specialist Angie Koeneker, MS, CCLS, uses material prepared specifically for our funeral home as well as a site tour and expressive activities to help children understand what to expect. During this time, there is ample opportunity to address questions, concerns and misconceptions of the children and adolescents. A preparation can be done days or even hours in advance of a service. Help for children attending a viewing or funeral service We are here for any children or adolescents that may attend a viewing or funeral service. A certified child life specialist is available during the viewing or service to help children throughout your time at the funeral home. Children and adolescents are given the opportunity to participate in expressive activities to say goodbye to their loved ones. Activities are made available in an adjacent room where children have the opportunity to take a break when needed. To many families, this service has given their children the opportunity to participate in a viewing or service that was meaningful to them. Activities include special artwork to be included in the casket or used during the service, memory collages, creating flowers and hearts with messages for their loved ones, and more. Children's Grief The Van Tassel Funeral Home recognizes the needs of children and adolescents are different than those of adults. We are pleased to offer a variety of programming that addresses these unique needs. Please speak with us about how we can best help you and your family. Read more

    • 2017 Baby Bottle Boomerang
      Friday, May 5, 2017

      The Baby Bottle Boomerang is a practical, easy way to provide valuable life support to parents in need, and to spread the word about Lighthouse’s free services! Last year, the Baby Bottle Boomerang campaign raised $74,000 – which equaled one month of life-enhancing services at ALL Lighthouse centers and in local schools. Please pick up a baby bottle today and return it by Father’s Day filled with change, cash or check (payable to Lighthouse PRC). Your change in the bottle will SAVE & CHANGE more lives. More information about Lighthouse Centers at http://lighthouseprc.org/ Read more

    • Why You Need A Will- Q&A with Shana Siegel, Esq.
      Saturday, June 3, 2017

      Van Tassel Funeral Home invites you on June 3rd at 1:00 PM when Shana Siegel, Esq. of Wanderpolo & Siegel will answer questions from the audience about wills, how to make sure that you protect your loved ones and how to leave assets to the ones you want to receive them. It will be an interactive hour and everyone is invited to this free event. Read more

    • 4th Annual Pet Memorial Day
      Sunday, September 10, 2017

      Always on a second Sunday of September Van Tassel Funeral Home celebrates National Pet Memorial Day. Pets are a part of our family and we want to assist you in expressing love, accepting their grief and remembering these family members in a meaningful way. Please join us to celebrate and honor our pets by painting a rock with their name that will become a permanent part of our garden. Please bring the picture of your pet. Light refreshment. Our guest speaker will be Shana Siegel Esq How to Protect your Pet Legally in Case of Incapacity or Death. · We will review a list of things that pet owners should think about if they are no longer able to take care of their beloved pet. · A Pet Profile document will be provided so information can be gathered regarding pet needs, medical numbers, names and addresses of family and friends, etc. · All attendees are invited to make an appointment with Wanderpolo & Siegel for a later date to have a legal Power of Attorney for Pet Care prepared for free. The information provided in the Pet Profile document as well as what pet owners have thought about the future care of their pet will be used to create the Power of Attorney. Read more

    • Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location
      Monday, November 13, 2017

      We are your Operation Christmas Child drop off location during National Collection Week. Helpful tips how to pack a shoebox https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/ Read more

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      We recognize that children and adolescents have special needs when it comes to understanding death and dying.

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      Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions.

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