Unfortunately, we never get to know exactly when our time will come. That is why it’s so important to tell your loved ones what your final wishes are, no matter how old you are, but especially if you’re elderly.
Death can be a difficult and unpleasant subject to deal with, and you might be inclined to leave it up to your loved ones to decide what they want to do after your death; after all, you won’t be around to see what happens.
However, not expressing your last wishes leaves your loved ones to struggle with the many difficult decisions that arise around funeral planning. Visitations or not? A simple or elaborate ceremony? What type of reception? Flowers or in-memoriam donations?
And added to the burden of their grief is the matter of having to pay for all these arrangements. It’s important to make your last wishes known to family members, including the matter of organ donation.
A general discussion about death could be the starting point for creating a website in your memory or a book or video about your life. All are modern and lasting ways to say goodbye and tell your life story.
Funeral arrangements can be made to ensure that your wishes are followed when the time comes to commemorate your life. By paying the funeral expenses in advance, you avoid shifting the financial burden of your decisions to your loved ones. It’s one more proof of your love for them.