Episode 17

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20th Mar 2022

Fun with Funerals and Final Wishes (Part #1)

Those final days right before your last breath aren’t the time to plan or hope that you’ll be sent off to the great beyond with special fanfare.  You can, however, get that, and more, such as being set adrift at sea in a beautiful handmade paper flower box (environmentally friendly, of course).   If you want to spend eternity with the fishes, you can even become part of a coral reef that’s being created on the ocean floor to look like the city of Atlantis. 

However fun and even quirky these ideas may be, they take some very real planning, in advance, to accomplish.

If you’re a business owner, you should be planning for what happens, after you pass, to your company, employees, and family.  My dad found himself suddenly and unexpectedly required to take over his father’s optical firm while on active duty in the closing days of WWII.  Don’t let a sudden change in your health or life put everything you’ve worked for, and those you care about, in peril.

In this episode you’ll meet my guest, Paulette Hamell also known as the Legacy Lady.  Together we discuss some fun and sometimes serious points of discussion about our final days.  Some points that many of us are uncomfortable having with family, friends, and employees. 

We even dive into the scary things we think happen based on what’s presented in the movies.  No, it’s not like those creepy horror shows. 

So step out from hiding and listen up as we have a very frank, yet fun discussion about making final plans and wishes for after that last breath.  We’ll also cover:         

  • Cool ideas for funeral wishes   
  • Inexpensive funeral ideas
  • How to make your wishes known to others
  • How to shop for funeral arrangements
  • Unique ideas for urns
  • Alternative funeral ideas
  • Alternative ways to be buried,
  • and more.

There might be a better way than what you’ve already thought about. 

Additional links to items mentioned in this show:

Flying Wish Papers - environmentally safe and fun alternatives to Chinese luminaries. Note, if you do want to use a luminary for a tribute, check with your local fire department to learn about safety regulations and ways to prevent fires.

Handcrafted Biodegradable Floating Flower Urns - these unique and beautiful urns are environmentally save and are sustainably made from 100% pure cotton, sugar cane and other natural materials. They float on the water for about 3 minutes as they go out to sea and then become one with the ocean.

Guest: Paulette Hamel, Founder, DoeRayMe, Inc. Paulette is also known as The Legacy Lady is on a mission to help 1 million women organize their affairs so that their loved ones will not have to be burdened by doing so once their time to pass comes. For more information on Paulette, The Legacy Lady go to: http://www.legacycreator.io/legacycreator

Host: Nancy May, Author How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  Expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for an aging parent or family member, even from over 1200 miles away, or more. For a Free File-of-Life to www.howtosurvive911.com. Nancy is also the Co-Founder of CareManity LLC, and the private FaceBook group, Eldercare Success.

Disclaimer: The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show guest and not directly those of the companies they serve or that of the host or the producer CareManity, LLC. Information discussed should not be taken as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice or you own personal medical, legal or financial advisors as each person’s situation is different. (c) Copyright 2022 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved. CareManity is a trademark of CareManity, LLC.

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Nancy May

Nancy May is a corporate leader, business advisor, author, speaker, and nationally recognized podcast host. She has spent her career working with CEOs, Boards of Directors, and senior leaders in the public and private corporate sectors. These experiences gave her the strength and foundation to step in and provide her parents with guidance and support, both as their POA and Trustee, and diehard advocate as they aged. Nancy credits her father an entrepreneur, innovator of innovative eyewear design, and her mom for encouraging and preparing her to acquire the many skills needed to start, build, and lead several successful businesses. She has transitioned these competencies and life lessons to into her new business, CareManity, LLC, which focuses on providing family caregivers structured ways to obtain practical knowledge, resources, and access much-needed support.