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How to Get Your Affairs in Order

Our staff at Allen Memorial Home meets with Endicott families every day who have stories like these: Jean’s Story Jean and her husband, Jerry, recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Jerry has always managed their money, but Jean is concerned he is showing signs of dementia. There… Read More

5 Ways to Help Children Remember Their Grandparents

For many children, a grandparent’s love is like none other. The security, the steadiness, the warmth – that kind of love fosters a connection that cannot be replicated. That kind of love is also why the death of a grandparent can leave a child – no matter their age –… Read More

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death

In talking to families from Endicott over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Allen Memorial Home  can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the radio or… Read More

Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

For families in Endicott and Binghamton the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Allen Memorial Home , we believe, ultimately, you have decide… Read More

A Tribute to Veterans

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans – those valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen of the U.S. Armed Forces – who all share a dedication to the defense of freedom. For generations, veterans have honored us with this sacrifice, and so all… Read More

Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of great joy. Despite all of the family togetherness and holiday cheer though, this time of year can be very painful for those who have lost a loved one. Even the most wonderful traditions – the annual family Christmas party, a friendly… Read More

My Loved One Said, “No Funeral.” What Should I Do?

This is an issue we hear about time and time again at Allen Memorial Home: What should I do when my loved one made it clear he or she does not want a funeral or memorial service? What your loved one may be thinking is this will… Read More

5 Ways Funerals Are Changing

“A traditional funeral doesn’t fit who I am. Can I plan a final farewell that’s more ‘me’?” “I want to care for the earth in death just as I do in life. What are my options for a green burial?” “I’d love for my friends and family to… Read More

How to Help a Grieving Loved One

Grief hits every person differently. It can manifest itself in anger, isolation, depression, and many other unexpected emotions. As you support someone who has lost a loved one, it is important to know how to help them during this difficult time. Endicott families can trust that… Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral

You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Allen Memorial Home staff has found this to be true for most families we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much… Read More