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Grief on Grandparents Day: Grieving a Grandchild

Grandparents Day is a wonderful holiday, meant to honor grandparents and help to strengthen intergenerational bonds. For some, though, it’s a reminder of loss, and a time of sadness. It’s not unusual for a child to lose a grandparent, but what about when the loss goes the other way? Grieving grandparents are often overlooked, but(…)

Overdose Awareness Day Shines Light on a Dark Subject

International Overdose Awareness Day, established in Australia in 2001, is coming up on August 31st. Are you aware of this annual commemoration? It originated as a local event, conceived by Sally J. Finn and Peter Streker as a day in which members of their community could wear ribbons to commemorate a loved one who had(…)

4 Tips for Memory Making on the 4th of July

What do you think of when you think of 4th of July? There are fireworks and parades, patriotic songs and speeches, parties and picnics, but what’s the underlying element in all of it? For most people, it’s family. Maybe your favorite Independence Day memory is that time your uncles were shooting off fireworks, and one(…)

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day for the Grieving Fathers’ Day, like so many other special dates, are very family-centered. It’s a time to show appreciation to the men who gave us life and shaped us. But for some, Fathers’ Day is difficult. For those people who have lost their fathers, or those fathers who have lost a child,(…)

How Can I Survive those “Special Days”?

Traditionally, we think of “the Holidays” as those special days occurring between the first of November and the first of the New Year, but for those grieving the loss of someone dear to them, “holidays” also encompass all the special occasions all year long when the loved one’s absence is most palpably felt. It seems(…)

2016 IMPACT Regional Business FINALIST

Wages & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematories is a finalist for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards   Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – WAGES & SONS FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORIES has been recognized as one of the leading organizations in metro Atlanta as a finalist for the 2016 IMPACT Regional Business Award, presented by(…)

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