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    How to Act at a Funeral

    Last updated 2 days 13 hours ago

    Attending a funeral can be an emotionally difficult experience. But by acting politely and appropriately, you can make it through the funeral without any problems. Wearing black is considered standard for a funeral, as is bringing flowers or a card for the bereaved. Before you leave, pay your condolences to the family of the deceased. Watch this video for more tips that will help you help the social etiquette that is expected at a funeral service.

    If you are looking for the right funeral home in Oakland, look no further than Chapel of the Chimes. Call us at (510) 455-4004 or check out our website to learn more about the funeral services and cremation services we offer.

    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Remembrance Ceremony - Nov. 8, 2014

    Last updated 2 days 15 hours ago

    Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is holding its annual Remembrance Ceremony at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland on Saturday, November 8th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    Join us as we celebrate the children we have loved and lost. Light refreshments will be served at this non-denominational event.

    Where to Turn After You Experience a Loss

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Losing somebody important can give rise to some deeply unpleasant feelings. Many people feel sad, lonely, confused, and even angry after suffering a serious loss. At Chapel of the Chimes, one of the leading funeral homes in Oakland, we care about your loss and want to help you work through your pain, which is why we offer 24/7 online grief support services through our website. To learn more about the other resources you can turn to after experiencing a loss, read this article.

    Family and Friends

    If you have family and friends to turn to after experiencing loss, you are very lucky. It can be especially helpful, in terms of healing, to speak with family members or friends who were close to the person you lost. Keep in mind that some friends and family members will not ask you about your loss, even though they care about you and are concerned for you, because they worry that it will be a hurtful subject for you to discuss.

    Grief Counselors

    Many people, including those with excellent support from friends and family, find it helpful to talk to a professional grief counselor who can focus specifically on your grief. This can be a very effective way to work through your emotions and accept the death of your loved one. If you aren’t sure if one-on-one counseling is for you, find a support group instead. Many support groups are specialized for certain types of loss.

    Healthful Living

    It’s essential to remember to take care of yourself after you experience a loss. In fact, the physical effects can be just as intense as the emotional ones. Eat well, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and do things you enjoy.

    For support in your time of need, visit Chapel of the Chimes Oakland online, where we offer 24/7 online grief support services. For more information about the funeral services we offer, or find out which support groups are in your area, visit our website or call us at (510) 455-4004.

    Service of Remembrance - October 23, 2014

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Join us along with Sutter Care at Home Thursday, October 23rd, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a special gathering to honor the memory of loved ones who have died.

    For more information, call the Bereavement Program at (510) 450-8728.

    Death Cafe - November 4, 2014

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Join us November 4, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Death Cafe. Death Cafe is an international movement that brings people together for lively conversation about death. At Death Cafes, people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

    You can learn more about Death Cafe on their website. This Death Cafe will be led by Brooke Deputy. You can contact her at brooke@brookedeputy.com.

    Attendance is free, but you must register through Eventbrite to attend. 

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