PLANNING AHEAD

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What are the benefits of planning ahead?

Planning ahead carries the following practical and emotional benefits:

  • Ensures you will receive the type of cemetery memorial, monument, or mausoleum you or your loved one will desire.
  • Guarantees your memorial will fit within the potential stipulations of your cemetery plot or monument location.
  • Relieves the stress on your loved ones of making a hard, but important decision at an emotionally difficult time.
  • Locks in the cost of your memorial, regardless of inflation of material costs.

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There's a LOT to talk about...

There's so much we experience in our lives that help guide the monument design process. There are the big moments that shape us—graduation, a first job, falling in love and getting married, having children, seeing children grow into adulthood. When we reflect on our lives, it's these memories and milestones that may come to mind first.

But a life story is so much more than that. The small moments and the people we meet along life's journey are a part of us and help shape who we are and what we value.

Sitting down with our loved ones to talk about their lives can be rich and satisfying. Learning about memorable events, people, places, activities, values, and lessons they have learned can help bring us closer to those we care about most.

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How do I start the conversation?

Deep down, most of us want to know that we, in some way, made a difference in this world—that we mattered to someone, and that after we die, we will be fondly remembered by those who knew and cared for us.

Having the talk of a lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, we might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop.

Take notes or record your family member's wishes. Choose whatever method seems most appropriate and comfortable given the setting of your conversation.

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We had the talk. What happens next?

What is most important is that you take time to honor and remember the people who matter. Use the notes and/or recordings to help you plan ahead.

Prearranging cemetery memorialization is one of the most requested services that we offer and has become a common part of the estate plan for today's families.

Purchasing a cemetery memorial before a death occurs is one way to simplify estate planning responsibilities. Dio + Co. has cemetery planning advisors that can help families and estate planners with the process of choosing and purchasing monuments and memorials before a death occurs. Advanced planning, also known as pre-need planning, is purchasing a memorial before your loved one has passed. Let our on-staff cemetery planning advisors make pre-arrangement planning comfortable for you. Begin this process with our Pre-Need/Advance Planning Advisor service.

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Questions? Contact us!

We are here to help you. If you have questions, please reach out to us!

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There's so much we experience in our lives that help guide the monument design process. There are the big moments that shape us—graduation, a first job, falling in love and getting married, having children, seeing children grow into adulthood. When we reflect on our lives, it's these memories and milestones that may come to mind first. At Dio+Co., we care about our clients and pride ourselves in helping them leave behind a symbol of their legacy and that of their entire family.

Learn about our customization process

We understand there's a lot to consider when selecting the perfect memorial, monument, or mausoleum for you or your family member. Learn more about the customization process and what can be personalized.

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