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Preplanning

Empowering Those at the End of Their Lives Through Preplanning

People can be a little unsettled by a discussion about death, but it’s so important that end-of-life discussions happen within all Broome and Tioga County families, as well as between a family or individual and a trusted funeral home. From our experience at Allen Memorial Home, making… Read More

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

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

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

When Final Wishes Clash Within Families

Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Allen Memorial Home, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Endicott what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the… Read More

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Allen Memorial Home. Some of our neighbors in Endicott say it’s… Read More

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Allen Memorial Home. Some say it’s the greatest gift of love you can give… Read More

How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning

At Allen Memorial Home, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people are planning their own funeral in the Endicott and Binghamton-areas. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only… Read More

Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If… Read More

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Allen Memorial Home. Some say it’s the… Read More