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 Lending a Helping Hand at the Time of Need
Before the Funeral
• Offer to notify his/her family and friends about funeral arrangements
• House-sit to prevent burglaries during the funeral and visitations
• Help answering the phone and greeting visitors
• Keep a record of everyone who calls, visits or has been contacted
• Help coordinate the food and drink supply
• Offer to pick up friends and family at the
airport and arrange housing
• Offer to provide transportation for out-of- town visitors
• Help him/her keep the house clean and the dishes washed
After the Funeral
• Prepare or provide dinner on a day that is mutually acceptable
• Offer to help with yard chores such as watering or pruning
• Feed and exercise the pets, if any
• Write notes offering encouragement and
support
• Offer to drive or accompany him/her to the cemetery regularly
• Offer to house sit so he/she can get away or visit family out of town
• Make a run to the grocery store, laundry, or cleaners
• Anticipate difficult periods such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the day of death
• Always mention the deceased by name and encourage reminiscing
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