We offer a special children’s program called the STAR program (A Special Time to Always Remember™).
Through the STAR program, our staff helps explain features of funeral service, such as what a hearse or eulogy is, to kids. The program is geared toward kids ages 3-18 but can be helpful for people of all ages.
Kids being with a coloring book that tells the story of Grandpa Amos dying. The funeral home provides literature featuring traditional and cremation funerals, depending on which service is taking place for that family member. Aside from reading through the coloring book on death, we give each child a keepsake picture of their loved one that they can write or draw a message on and remember their loved one forever. The children also receive a STAR that they may write a message on and can put in the casket with the deceased.
The half-hour program takes place during the visitation for family. It can also be good for parents to observe to learn how to talk to their children about death. For more information on the STAR Program, visit their Web site at www.thestarclass.com.