When a friend or co-worker loses someone close to them, all you want to do is help them through the pain. You know there’s nothing you can really say or do to make them feel better, but you can support them. Contact local funeral homes Peoria, AZ for ideas on how to help someone who is grieving or use one of the ideas on this list.
One of the most common ways to help someone in mourning is to cook for them. They may not want to cook for themselves, but they still need to take care of their bodies during this time. Get some meals together and put them in packages so they can freeze them. If you aren’t good at cooking, you could get some gift cards to local restaurants instead. They can order in or, when they feel up to it, get out for an hour to eat.
Help With Household Chores
There are a lot of things that need to be done around the house and those things don’t just stop when a death occurs. Help your friend out by offering to do household chores. You could take care of the mowing, water the landscaping, or weed the garden. You could also offer to dust, vacuum, and prepare guestrooms for family that might be coming in. You could even run errands for them, like getting groceries, making returns, hitting the library for books for the kids, and so on.
Watch The Kids
When a parent loses someone special, the kids may or may not be impacted. But they still want to play and act like kids, even when their parent is mourning. Ask to take the kids out for lunch of a movie so mom and dad get a break. Have them over to your house for some games or take them to a park to burn off energy.
Give Emotional Support
Sometimes, you can’t think of a specific ‘thing’ to do and that’s okay. Perhaps what your friend needs more than anything is simple support. Listen to them. Let them cry on your shoulder. Make them feel like they aren’t alone and that you are there when they need you. Offer your ear by phone or in person whenever they need it and be sure to check in with them in case they don’t reach out to you first.
These are just a few of the things you can do for someone when they are working with area funeral homes Peoria, AZ after someone close to them has passed on. If you need other ideas, contact the professionals at Thompson Funeral Chapel and we can help you come up with something that will work well for your situation. We want to support those who are grieving and the friends and family around them. Call us at (623) 932-1780 for information on our services or visit with our funeral director in person at 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.