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  • 10 Steps to Cleaning Out a Home After a Death

    Cleaning out a loved one’s home after they die is most often an unpleasant task that many people put off doing for months. The emotional toll that grief takes may leave you feeling unable to face the physical challenge of sifting through your loved one’s belongings. When you clean out a loved one’s home after …
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  • Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

    When you’re preplanning your funeral or cremation, many questions tend to arise while considering these important arrangements. Naturally, some concerns focus on legal topics like whether a power of attorney is needed.  Below, we have provided some general information on the topic.   Woodlawn Cemetery believes that our neighbors in the Bronx will find this …
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  • What Are The Books On Your Bedside Table?

    Every Sunday in the New York Times Book Review an author is interviewed and asked “What Books are on your bedside table?”  Those of us with an interest in the characters buried at Woodlawn are so fortunate because there is always a book in the works that chronicles their stories.  On March 29th, Diamonds & …
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  • The Gilded Age at Woodlawn

    In recent weeks, Woodlawn’s most visited memorial is the mausoleum built by Alva Belmont, whose first husband was William Kissam Vanderbilt.  Not only was Alva a primary figure in Anderson Cooper’s recent book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, the character of Bertha Russell in the HBOmax series The Gilded Age is …
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  • Don’t Have Any Doubts: The Importance of an On-Site Crematory

    It’s a common practice for many funeral homes offering cremation services to use a third-party crematory. These facilities are often located in a warehouse district set in an industrial part of town. Oftentimes, families have no idea that their loved one is being transported off site, much less to a facility the family never sees …
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  • How to Plan Ahead for Future Healthcare Needs

    As healthcare costs continue to rise, it becomes more important to plan for our future medical needs. At Woodlawn Cemetery, we encourage our New York neighbors to plan for the years to come, especially when it comes to their healthcare. Here are some helpful tips on how to plan ahead for future healthcare needs. Talk …
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  • Tips for Supporting Someone Who Is Grieving

    At one point or another, each of us has a friend or relative who experiences the death of a person close to them. It can be difficult during times like these to know how to support someone who is grieving. Our compassionate staff at Woodlawn Cemetery has helped a lot of our New York neighbors …
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  • Why Is Long-Term Care Insurance Important?

    Regular health insurance and Medicare cover a lot of services but oftentimes neglect to include long-term care, which involves assistance with personal care needs like dressing, bathing, and eating. As we age, it becomes more difficult to perform these daily tasks, especially for those suffering from a debilitating medical condition. No matter the current state …
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  • How to Choose End-of-Life Care

    Choosing end-of-life care is an important decision with which many families struggle. It can be difficult to discern where you or your loved one would feel most comfortable at this important time of life. Many people put off making this decision because they don’t want to think about not having their loved ones around them. …
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  • Are Your Online Accounts Safe?

    These days, so much of life is lived online. We shop, order food, stay in touch with family and friends, and pay bills online. Whether it’s social media or banking, it’s important to be sure your online accounts are safe and secure. Here at Woodlawn Cemetery, our professional staff knows the importance of staying safe …
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