WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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One local woman, Karen, says she had a very difficult time after losing her dad in the sum- mer and her mother in the fall of 2014. "It was a tough Christmas the first year…I was happy because of the holidays. There was a crowd of people and lots of food, but there was a big hole." She says her mom had always set the breakfast table on Christmas morning, and she really missed that. fitness & health "going in slow motion" 130 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 Tips for Remembering Loved Ones Over the Holidays According to Good Shepherd Community Care, here's how you can honor the memory of your lost loved ones during the holidays. n GIVE a favorite keepsake or photograph of your loved one to someone else who cared about this person. n LIGHT a candle at meal time in memory of your loved one or on special occasions or important holidays. n INVITE others to share favorite stories about the deceased loved one. Sometimes people are only waiting for permission to talk about the deceased. n PLANT a tree or a flower that will bloom at holiday time (poinsettia, Christmas cactus, etc.). n MAKE a donation to a favorite charity or create a scholarship in the person's honor to keep the memory of the deceased alive. M E D I A B A K E R Y "The anticipation and expectations of the holidays are usually worse than the actual day or days."

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