planningRegardless of how simple or elaborate you would like your arrangements to be, our experienced pre-arrangement staff at Northwood Park will show you exactly what all of your options and benefits are and help you make wise, sensible decisions.

You can pre-arrange and prefund both your funeral and cemetery wishes at Northwood Park. We are affiliated with Forethought® Life Insurance for your funeral needs and can also pre-arrange your cemetery choices via trust. Both prefunding programs are strictly regulated.

Every year, more than one millions people plan and fund their funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements ahead of time and it’s estimated this number will grow as the population ages.

Why do people pre-plan their arrangements? Because pre-planning is simple, sensible and practical. Consider the significant benefits that come with planning ahead:

The Benefits of Pre-Planning

  1. Pre-Planning protects those you love from having to make major decisions at a very difficult time:
    • “I wish I knew what he would have preferred.”
    • “But she never said what she wanted.”
    • “Did we do the right thing?”

    When pre-planning a funeral, cremation or cemetery property, all of your thoughts and wishes are planned. Your family will know what you want, and not what they think you want.

  2. Pre-Planning allows you to lock-in tomorrow’s needs at today’s prices.
    This thoughtful gift to your family will remove a huge burden at a time when it is difficult for them. Your thoughtful funeral or cremation pre-planning can even be transferred to another funeral home should you move.
  3. Pre-Planning gives you peace of mind.
    If you’ve ever had to suddenly arrange a loved one’s funeral or cremation, you already know how important preplanning is for you and your family. Taking care of your wishes ahead of time is just a considerate and responsible thing to do for your loved ones.

Pre-Planning: Acting on Your Good Intentions

Our goal is to ensure that all of your personal choices are carried out exactly as you desire. That’s why our staff at Northwood Park will help you put everything down in writing. Writing it down will help avoid family disputes, or involvement by others that may not know what your wishes are. Your loved ones won’t question: Did we do the right thing? Did we forget anything? Is this what he wanted? Did we spend too much?” Such distressing questions will be eliminated because you put everything down in writing.

That’s why we have designed a comprehensive pre-planning guide that allows you to conveniently express your wishes to family members. When the time comes to make actual arrangements, your family will know what you wanted and will avoid the confusion, uncertainty and unnecessary expenses that come from making emotional decisions.

Northwood Park’s Pre-Planning Guide

Our Pre-Planning Guide is a convenient way to express your wishes to family members. When the time comes to make actual arrangements, your family will know exactly what you wanted and will avoid the confusion, uncertainty and unnecessary expenses that come from making emotional decisions.

Submitting an Online Pre-Planning Guide

Our pre-planning guide is available to be filled out and submitted to us online, or printed out and mailed (see below). We are happy to keep a copy of your wishes on file here at Northwood Park. If you are comfortable filling out an online form, please use this option to complete your plan quickly and easily.

Fill Out the Online Pre-Planning Guide

Downloading/Printing the Pre-Planning Guide

readerTo use this guide, you must first have Adobe┬« Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. (It’s a small, simple program.) If you need this software, it is available for a free download here. Once installed, simply download the Pre-Planning Guide to view the complete guide.

Print the guide, fill in your wishes and choices and store it in a safe place that is accessible to your family (not in a safe deposit box). If you would like, you are welcome to keep a copy on file here at Northwood Park. You may update or change your arrangements at any time.

If you prefer, you may simply call us to have a copy of the guide mailed to you. If you have any questions, please give us a call or stop by.

Download/Print the Pre-Planning Guide