The Gift of Preplanning

At Woodlawn, we take great pride in  serving our New York neighbors by offering a range of cremation and memorialization options. Many local families already know we can help them at a time of immediate need. Some families may not realize that we can also help them preplan their arrangements ahead of time – and this service is free. Perhaps you’re wondering about the benefits of making prearrangements. There are many advantages to organizing your final wishes ahead of time and giving your loved ones the gift of preplanning.


Preplanning gives you and your family peace of mind.

Putting your final wishes down in writing saves your family members the stress of future decision-making when the time comes. Your loved ones will likely be relieved to know exactly how you’d prefer your end-of-life arrangements to look. When you meet with our planning experts, we’ll get your detailed wishes down in writing and keep this file safe and secure at our funeral home. You’ll feel peace of mind knowing you’ve already made all the important decisions about your memorialization and final resting place.


Preplanning lets you decide on a budget ahead of time.

Many families tend to overspend when planning end-of-life arrangements for a loved one. Preplanning gives you the opportunity to decide precisely how much you’d like to spend on your memorial service and burial. Choosing to prepay also ensures your family won’t have to pay more for your services later.


Preplanning provides clarity about your end-of-life-wishes.

Not knowing what will happen in the future is a common cause of stress for many people. Getting your final wishes in order with our planning experts will likely provide a sense of clarity which can help you feel better about facing the future and all that it holds for you and your family. When you preplan with us, we’ll discuss options for a final resting place and so much more.


To learn more about preplanning, we welcome our neighbors in the Bronx to join us for one of our monthly preplanning tours. Reach out to our friendly team for more information on preplanning your service at our funeral home.