Resource Links From Memorial Alternatives

Local Support

Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids
1260 Elkhart NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-1426
Provides Hospice care and grief support services.

Spectrum Health Hospice
4500 Breton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 391-5751
Provides Hospice care and bereavement services.

Widowed Persons Service
4211 Clyde Park SW, Unit C, Wyoming, MI 49509
(616) 538-0101
Provides group support, counseling seminars, social activities and much more for widowed persons.

Manufacturer Links

Aurora Casket
Informatrion on Aurora caskets and funeral planning.
Batesville Casket
Information on Batesville caskets and cremation products.
Wilbert Burial Vault
Information on Wilbert Burial Vaults and cremation urns.
Eternal Reefs
Information on a unique tribute to a loved one that will benefit the environment for generations to come.

Veteran’s Resources

The 82nd Airborne Homepage
America's  only Airborne Division.
American Legion
World's largest Veteran's Organization.
Department of Veteran's Affairs
Veterans Affairs (VA) Cemetery Administration
Arlington National Cemetery

National Resources

Social Security Administration
Anatomical Donation Program
From the Anatomy Department of the University of Michigan.
Willed Body Program
Michigan State University Department of Anantomy.
An extremely user-friendly site providing various resources for those who are grieving. Offers a funeral planner, grief resources and support tools, quizzes, chat rooms, message boards and other ways to meet people, and an Escape Place that provides lighthearted activities and interaction.
Ethan's House
Provides online support for bereaved parents; includes memorials and poetry by parents, as well as chats.
A product of Rivendell Resources, a nonprofit corporation, GriefNet was founded by Cendra Lynn, a psychologist in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. An extremely informative site that connects users with a wide range of resources - books and videos on death, dying, bereavement, and general loss.  Offers support and discussion groups online and e-mail lists for those who wish to participate.
Mental Health Net - Grief Resources
A comprehensive listing of links to web pages for the bereaved that includes ratings and descriptions of each site.  Also provides links to mailing lists and newsgroups, such as  An excellent place to begin an online search for bereavement resources.
CANA E-mail Link
Cremation Association of North America


Cremation Authorization Form
Basic Information Form

Funeral FAQs
Arranging for Burial
Arranging for Cremation
FAQs About Cremains
Options for Veterans

The advantages of making arrangements in advance make good sense.
How and Why to Pre-Plan

Memorial Alternatives is honored to serve America’s veterans.

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