• Healthy Ways to Cope with Loss

    Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience and the start of a major adjustment. In the months and years following your loved one’s loss, however, you will have several great opportunities to incorporate your loved one’s memory into your life.

    To learn about the most common and effective ways to cope with the loss of a loved one, watch this ABC news clip. In it, motivational speaker Coach D. Robinson discusses several memorialization ideas that will help honor and celebrate the deceased’s life.

    Members of the Oakland community who are looking for a funeral services provider to help them lay their loves ones to rest should get in touch with Chapel of the Chimes Oakland . To speak with a caring and courteous funeral home representative today, call (510) 654-0123.

  • Tips for Buying a Cremation Urn

    Funeral Urn with Rose

    Viewed as an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional burial, cremation has become increasingly common in the United States over the past several years. If you are making advance arrangements for your funeral or planning the funeral of a loved one who has recently passed away, this guide can help you through the process of selecting and purchasing a cremation urn.

    Identify a Resting Place
    Cremation urns come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Since the dimensions and other characteristics of the urn you choose may be limited by where your loved one’s remains will be interred, take time to identify a resting place before selecting a cremation urn.

    Research Urn Options
    There is an abundance of options when it comes to choosing a cremation urn. Do some independent research to determine which type of urn is best suited to honor or preserve your loved one’s cremated remains.

    Consult Funeral Home Representative
    Discussing cremation urns with your funeral service provider can be helpful. He or she will be able to provide you with an overview of cremation urn types, as well as guide you through the process of planning a cremation memorial service . Your funeral director may even have an inventory of cremation urns or know where you can find high-quality urns at affordable prices.

    Personalize Cremation Urn
    If none of the cremation urns you find when shopping catch your attention as being appropriate for the storage of your loved one’s ashes, you can have an urn custom built. You may also choose to make or contribute to the urn yourself.

    At Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, we can help you with every stage of the cremation and memorialization process. To speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable funeral service professional about our cremation ceremonies, keepsake urns, and memorial jewelry, please call (510) 654-0123.

  • Chapel of the Chimes Oakland Hosts Death Café this October


    Death is an unavoidable fact of life for all human beings. Still, it is a topic that has become a bit of a taboo in our society. This is unfortunate, as it discourages people from talking about death in a meaningful way that can better prepare them to cope with the loss of loved ones and accept their own mortality.

    If you would like to discuss death in an open and accepting environment, visit a Death Café event like the one that will be held at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland on October 30th. Hosted by organizational development coach and hospice volunteer Bill Palmer, this event will be centered around an engaging conversation about death, one that will challenge those of us who are still living to make the most of our lives.

    Are you interested in learning more about the Death Café event that will be held at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland this October? If so, or if you are looking for additional information about our funeral and memorial services, call our funeral home today at (510) 654-0123.