The Ultimate Selfie: Writing Your Own Obituary
October 13 and November 10, 1 – 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Celebrities and famous people have “pre-obits” written by the news media – ready to insert into coverage when a luminary dies – but the average person leaves their obituary to the end, to be written by grieving family and friends.
It’s your life story and you are the one best suited to tell it.
“The Ultimate Selfie: Writing Your Own Obituary” is a class designed to produce an obituary that will tell your story when your time comes. Attendees work with Chuck Jaffe, a veteran journalist and former Boston Globe columnist, to write their own obituary over the course of two, 2-hour sessions.
Jaffe, who runs Heirloom Writing Services, will discuss the evolution – and backwards progress – of obituaries, providing guidelines and instructions so that you can avoid common problems to create an appropriate and fitting tribute that captures who you are. He will guide participants through the challenging family and personal issues that sometimes infect obituaries and will edit and polish the work of attendees to produce a story that is “ready, but not finished” for the day it will be needed in the future.
(limited to 12 participants; free of charge. Please contact the funeral home at 973-831-1300 or to RSVP)

Guided Meditation with Anna Antanies
With the hope of assisting the families we’ve served in their journey toward healing, we will be offering sessions with local therapist Anna Antanies. Anna has been practicing therapeutic arts since 1999, including Healing Touch, BioAcoustics, Vocal Profiling, Hypnotherapy and Energy Balancing, in addition to Meditation. The goals of meditation are to assist in:
• Eliminating/Decreasing Anxiety
• Alleviating Stress and Tension
• Be In Alignment With All That Is Best for You
• Feel Safe, Connected, Peaceful, Joyful and Powerful
• Emotional Balance
• Mental Clarity
• Improved Overall Well-Being and Quality of Life
• Accelerated Healing
• Decreased Blood Pressure and Heart Rate 
• Strengthened Immune System
• Increased Self-Confidence
More information can be found on her website,
Each session is limited to just 10 participants. Please RSVP by calling us at 973-831-1300 or by email to if you would like to attend. 

    Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.