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Grief and Bereavement Resources

As part of our ongoing committment to service in our community, Gardenside Funeral Service is proud to offer you the following resources to comfort, guide and assist you as you journey down the road of healing.

Our promise is to be here, when you need us, before, during and after the ceremonies have ended, to provide support and strength by having these resources available to you.


A Loving Testimony- Remembering Loved Ones Lost to AIDS,
Leslea Newman, 1995,
The Crossing Press

After-loss- A Recovery Companion for Those Who Are Grieving
Barbara Hills LesStrang, 1992,
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Companion Through the Darkness,
Stephanie Ericsson,
Harper Collins

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart,
Deborah L. Davis, 1991,
Fulcrum Publishing

Good Grief,
Granger Westberg, 1971,
Fortress Press

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One,
Ann Smolin & John Guinan, 1993,

How to Survive the Loss of a Love,
Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams, 1991,
Prelude Press

Living with Grief After Sudden Loss,
Kenneth J. Doka, ed., 1996,
Hospice Foundation of America

Praying Our Goodbyes,
Joyce Rupp, 1988,
Ave Maria Press

Suicide: Survivors- A Guide for Those Left Behind,
Adina Wrobleski, 1994,

The Courage to Grieve,
Judy Tatelbaum, 1980,
Harper & Row

The National Directory of Bereavement Support Groups and Services,
Mary M. Wong, ed., 1996,
ADM Publishing, Forest Hills, N.Y.

Waterbugs and Dragonflies,
Doris Stickney, 1982,
The Pilgrim Press

When Bad Things Happen to Good People,
Harold S. Kushner, 1981,

When Parents Die,
Edward Myers, 1986,

Support Groups and Community/Government Offices:
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Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA
) web site includes information
designed for Older Americans and their families as well as those concerned
about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of
older persons and support their independence. Website: http://www.aoa.gov/

Aids Information Network
1211 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Runs projects
related to education and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Library answers questions
by phone, fax or e-mail. Phone: 215-575-1110 x131 Fax: 215-575-1123
E-mail: Web site: aidsinfo@critpath.org.

AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is a non-profit community-based organization that provides vital services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. APLA provides treatment and prevention education as well as advocates on behalf of people living with AIDS on AIDS-related legislation on the federal, state and local levels. Website:http://www.apla.org

ALS Association
21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. National information
resource for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred
to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Phone: 818-340-7500 Web site: http://www.alsa.org.

Alzheimer’s Association
919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611. The only national
voluntary organization dedicated to curing Alzheimer’s disease and providing
education and support to people with he disease and their caregivers.
They can refer you to local chapters and support groups. Website: http://www.alz.org/

American Association
of Retired Persons
Everything you ever wanted to know about
AARP including information on Modern Maturity and the Bulletin; events
in your community; advocacy; press releases; AARP programs; and frequently
asked questions about the organization. http://www.aarp.org/

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4251. The nationwide, community-based
voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major
health problem. Phone: 800-ACS-2345}

Web site: http://www.cancer.org.

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Committed to reducing disability
and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Phone: 214-373-6300
or 800-AHA-USA1 (to be connected to your closest affiliate) Web site:

American Liver Foundation
1425 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. National non-profit organization
dedicated to preventing, treating, and conquering hepatitis and other
diseases of the liver and gallbladder. Phone: 800-223-0179 Web site:

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-4374. Dedicated to preventing lung
disease with a nationwide priority on asthma. Phone: 212-315-8700 E-mail:

Web site: http://www.lungusa.org.

The Assisted Living
Facilities Association of America(ALFAA)
is a national no nprofit
membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in
assisted living residences and promoting the interests of the assisted
living industry. http://www.alfa.org/

Candlelighters Childhood
Cancer Foundation
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 460, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Provides support and information to families with children who have
cancer, to professionals, and to adult survivors. Phone: 301-657-8401
or 800-366-2223 Web site: http://www.candlelighters.org

Children of Aging
Parents (CAPS)
is a nonprofit organization that provides information
and emotional support to caregivers of older people. CAPS serves as
a national clearinghouse for information on resources and issues dealing
with older people. http://www.careguide.com

Children’s Hospice
2202 Mt. Vernon Ave., Suite 3C, Alexandria, VA
22301. Provides medical and technical assistance, research and education
for children with life threatening conditions and their families. Phone:
702-684-0330 E-mail: chiorg@aol.com

Web site: http://www.chionline.org

The Compassionate Friends
PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522-03696. A self-help organization offering
friendship and understanding to parents an d siblings following the
death of a child. They have 580 chapters nationwide . Phone: 630-990-0010.
Web site: http://longhorn.jjt.com/~tcf_national/

Department of Consumer
– California /This web site is the funeral business
regulations page for the State of California. The Dept. of Consumer
Affairs is the regulatory agency for the funeral industry in Calif.
Phone: 916-322-7737 http://www.dca.ca.gov/cemetery/funeral.htm

Eldercare Web,
is a collection of reviewed links to on-line information about health,
financing, housing, and other issues related to the care of the frail
elderly. http://www.elderweb.com/index.shtml

Federal Trade Commission
This is the branch of the Federal Government that regulates fair trade
and p ractices for all states in the U.S. It is the agency that legislated
and adm inistrates the Funeral Rule.

Web site: FTC – http://www.ftc.gov/

Funeral Rule website

Gay Men’s Health Crisis
129 W. 20th street, New York, NY 10011. The nation’s oldest and largest
AIDS service organization. GMHC offers a v ariety of services, including
legal assistance, nutrition counseling, family services and crisis intervention.
Phone: 212-807-6664 AIDS Hotline: 212-807-6655.

Hospice Foundation
of America
2001 S Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009.
Sponsors an annual Living with Grief teleconference series, a monthly
bereavement newsletter and other publications. Phone: 202-638-5419 Web
site: http://www.hospicefoundation.org.

In Loving Memory
1416 Green Run Lane, Reston, VA 20190. Provides mutual support, friendship
and help for parents who have lost a child. Phone: 703-435-0608.

Leukemia Society of
600 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016. Dedicated to the
cure of leukemia and it’s related cancers – lymphoma, mul tiple myeloma
and Hodgkin’s disease – and to improve the quality of life of patients
and their families. Phone: 212-573-8484 http://www.leukemia.org

Medic Alert Foundation
The Medic Alert Foundation is a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated
t o providing personal medical information to protect and save lives.

Multiple Sclerosis
706 Haddonfield Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Provides
direct care services to those with MS, including a national toll-free
hotline, peer counseling, support groups, therapeutic equipment loan
program, educational literature, and symptom management therapies. Phone:

National Association
of People with AIDS
1413 K St. NW, Washington DC 20036. NAPWA
provides free publications on treatment and have an extensive informat
ion and referral department that includes a fax-on-demand system. They
also have a health and treatment department that provides up to date
treatment in formation and a free bi-monthly publication, Medical Alert
(Available in Eng lish and Spanish.) Phone:202-898-0414, fax: 202-789-2222.
Web site: http://www.thecure.com.

National Hospice Organization
1901 N. Moore St., Suite 901, Arlington, VA 22209. NHO provides referral
services to link individuals with hospices in their local communities,
and various educational programs. Phone: 703-243-5900 Web site: http://www.nho.org

The National Institute
on Aging NIA
promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting
biomedical, social, and behavioral research and public education. http://www.nih.gov/nia/

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Supports research projects
and sponsors community programs in treatment, service, education and
prevention of diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. Phone: 800-622-9010
Web site: http://www.kidney.org

National Parkinson
1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136. Committed to finding
the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease and other allied neurological
disorders through research, to provide diagnostic and th erapeutic services,
to improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers, and to educate
people about Parkinson’s disease. Phone: 800-327-4545 Web site: http://www.parkinson.org.

National Stroke Association
96 Inverness Drive East, Suite 1, Englewood, CO 80112-5112. Dedicated
entirely to the prevention, treatment and research of stroke, and support
for stroke victims and their caregivers. Phone: 303-649-9299 Web site:

The Never-Ending Squirrel
PO Box 1562, Columbia, MD 21044-0562. Practical tips and
encouragement for the parents of kids with cancer. Web site: http://www.squirreltales.com

Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the SSA. There are numerous pages of
information and links for families and survivors benefits.http://www.ssa.gov/

Veteran’s Affairs
This web site links to the Department of Veterans Affairs website which
has a collection of relevent links for those who have served our country.
Website: http://www.va.gov/default.htm

National Cemetary
This is a website for veterans that contains
cemetary and burial information . Website: http://www.cem.va.gov

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