The Funeral and Memorial Information Council created “Time for Family, Time for Talk” to encourage families to Have the Talk of a Lifetime – to engage in meaningful conversations reflecting on the past and planning for the future.
For various cultures, this time of year includes many opportunities to remember, honor, reminisce, share and express gratitude – beginning the end of October with Hallows’ Eve, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos, throughout the month of November with Veterans Day, World Kindness Day, Thanksgiving, National Day of Listening and National Day of Giving.
Holidays are the perfect time to celebrate and Have the Talk of a Lifetime with your loved ones. As families and friends gather in November, take the time to create a special family event and begin a new tradition, one that matters most.
The Helping Grieving Hearts Heal program offers resources to help your family have those important conversations. This month we are bringing the “Time for Family, Time for Talk” campaign to our community.
Need help getting started? It’s easy. Choose one of the days below, gather your family and friends, print the holiday guide and begin sharing those meaningful stories. Be creative, have fun and make it memorable. If you are interested in purchasing the Have the Talk of a Lifetime deck of cards, please contact us using the email form below. Stories heal and memories last a life time!
For more details about each event listed below, click on the event title.
- November 13 – World Kindness Day
- November 22 – Thanksgiving Day
- November 23 – National Day of Listening
- November 27 – National Giving Day
We would love for you to share ideas on your new tradition and what matters most to you and your loved ones. Email us below or visit our Facebook page to share your story and help others create a meaningful event.
Other scheduled events being held in honor of Time for Family, Time for Talk are listed below.
- Monday's Moments Gathering - Conversations Count
WHEN: Monday, November 5
TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott State College, 1730 University Drive, State College, PA
- ACAP - Have the Talk of a Lifetime
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites, 115 Premiere Drive, State College, PA
- Healing through the Holidays Education and Support Group
WHEN: Every Monday, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec.17
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: CHOICES, 2214 N. Atherton Street, Upper Level, State College