Could this be the right thing for your family?
We are so very proud to be associated with the Margie Hilgenfeld Tree Memorial Program offered through the nonprofit organization Anaheim Beautiful. The program was named after my mother Margie, shortly after her passing in 2015. A former president of Anaheim Beautiful, my mother founded this program which has brought so much comfort to so many.
This program is made possible through a partnership with the City of Anaheim Community Services Department and Anaheim Beautiful offering the opportunity to plant a tree in a City of Anaheim park on behalf of a friend or family member. The cost is $300 and provides a 24-inch box tree, a certificate and the ability to attend the tree planting with a brief ceremony. Additional funds collected through the tree memorial cost go to support the Anaheim Beautiful Thelma Jordan Scholarship, awarded annually to provide financial support for a young Anaheim resident pursuing a career in Urban Environmental Studies. A nice way to pay it forward.
Additional information on the Margie Hilgenfeld Tree Memorial Program can be found on the Anaheim Beautiful website: www.anaheimbeautiful.org.
Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Grieve?
With today's influx of information from so many avenues, there is no shortage of advice when it comes to the grieving process. Reading about grief and listening to experts or even family and friends won't necessarily guide you to the best way to get through a devastating loss. Every person is unique, with different personalities and ways of coping with stress or sadness; even culture can play a role. The important thing is to be respectful of the way someone chooses to grieve and, if it is you, be gentle with your own needs. Allowing others to provide support is generally known to have a positive impact on the grieving process. How much and how soon support should be provided will be something that is tailored by the person experiencing the loss. Give them space and time and keep a careful eye. - Excepts from MyCareletter and a reprinted article from The Centre for Grief Education, McCulloch House, Monash Medical Centre.