We offer a special children’s program entitled the STAR program (A Special Time to Always Remember™)
Through the STAR program, our staff helps explain what a funeral hearse, eulogy and more is, to kids. The program is geared toward kids 3-18 but can be helpful for people of all ages.
Kids begin with a coloring book, telling 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. The half-hour program takes place during the visitation for family, and can also be good for parents to observe, to know how to talk to their children about death.
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. For more information on the STAR Program, visit their Web site at www.thestarclass.com.