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5 Ways to Show Sympathy After a Death

5 WAYS to Show Sympathy AFTER A DEATH O ffer (ondolences It can be hard to know what Try saying the following things to show that you care to say after someone experiences a loss "I'm so sorry for your loss." Speak from the heart, and consider offering a hug if you don't know what to say "You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers." "May I call you next week?" "Please call me at any time!" 2 Fill a Need Chances are, the bereaved will need assistance with many things Arrivals Instead of asking the bereaved general questions, observe what needs to be done Find out if you can help notify others of the death, or pick relatives up at the airport Offer to stay with children, or stay at the funeral home if someone needs to be there 3 Be Present Being present is one of the most meaningful things you can do to show sympathy The bereaved may not want to be alone, especially in the first few days after a death Consider spending the night, or taking a day off work to offer your support You can help with errands and other daily tasks that the bereaved may not be able to do 4 Offer Food When someone dies, the bereaved may not think about eating or remember to do so Meal preparation will often be overlooked with so many other tasks to do Cook up a casserole or another dish so that the bereaved has something to eat Make something that is easy to freeze in case many people bring food O Make a Donation Some families will request that no flowers be sent to the funeral home Consider donating to a favorite charity of the deceased If one is not specified, choose a charity and make a donation in the deceased's name The bereaved will receive notification that a donation has been made, showing that you care Provided by: Inglewood Park CEMETERY • CREMATION MEMORIAL SERVICES wwW.INGLEWOODPARKCEMETERY.ORG Sources:

5 Ways to Show Sympathy After a Death

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You might not know what to say to someone you care about who has recently lost someone close, but be sure to speak from your heart. Check out this infographic to learn more.


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