This post is sponsored by Chapel of the Chimes, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Hi friends. Life is beautiful right? I mean sure it has it’s ups and downs but what doesn’t? We are all lucky to experience life, but one thing no one wants to talk about is what happens after. Although I know it’s a very scary thought and most don’t talk about it, although unfortunately, it’s real. Today we talk about Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, life and how to prepare for what comes after.
Chapel of the Chimes.
Chapel of the Chimes is a memorial park and funeral home located in Hayward, CA. Nestled in the hills of the bay area the facility has been servicing the area since 1872. They offer pre-planning/advanced planning for cemetery and funeral services as an option which most people aren’t even aware you can do. Another thing many people aren’t aware of is all of the benefits that this provides. Chapel of the Chimes offers the convenience of cremation services. Pre-planning/advanced planning of a funeral can not only protect your loved ones but also give you peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of just the way they wanted it. With freeze pricing/guard against inflation, cultural diversity and so much more. Chapel of the Chimes makes it easy to be able to take that first step. Even with the pandemic, they safely service families by offering outdoor and virtual funerals. All of this making sure your loved ones are cared for every step of the way.
I had the opportunity to take a drive down there and visit. I went alone because for me it was important to pay my respects to the facility as a whole without any distractions. Plus I wanted to be able to really walk through, take photos, and learn about all it had to offer. When I arrived my first thought was “wow this is beautiful and really huge!” Upon entering the gates you are immediately greeted by an array of colorful flowers. Flowers left by loved ones who come to visit those who have passed. The feng shui was felt right away, and it was amazing.
The facility had a large parking lot equipped with many places to park. Plus many spots freely park your car on the sides of the driveways as well. I had a map, but I still managed to get myself a little lost. Lucky for me I was helped by a very friendly staff member who instructed me on how to find what I was looking for. The Circle of Peace mausoleum. I felt very comfortable too because he was wearing a mask and gloves which was covid safe. Using a text code to enter the mausoleum and was completely blown away by the natural beauty of the inside. I have never been to a mausoleum before and I was very impressed. With a dome roof that opened up and a spiral staircase that led upstairs, I found myself walking through glancing at the photos and flowers. Hand-drawn cards from little ones whose grandparents had passed, birthday decor hung by families. It was very touching.
When I left the mausoleum I walked through the memorial park reading statues, watching windmills spin from the bay breeze, and snapping photos. I even face-timed my husband to tell him everything afterward. I left before sunset but in the end, I was immensely impressed by how well taken care of the facility was inside and out. Visiting there, seeing it all, and learning more about pre-planning/advanced planning really made me appreciate the journey more.
So while it’s never going to be an easy conversation to have or the right time to plan ahead, it’s one of the most important conversations you will ever have. I encourage you all to talk with your loved ones and get the information you need by requesting a free funeral planning guide today. Thanks for reading friends.
To learn more about pre-planning/advanced planning or requesting a guide click here.