• Body Donation
Those who have given the gift of body donation have contributed to the advancement of treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, ALS, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, spinal injuries, hip replacement surgery, infectious diseases, heart disease and much more. Without the assistance of human body donation after death, we would not have the medical advancements that we see today.
Your loved one need not have been served by Hudson Valley Hospice to participate in Grief Support Groups.  Call 845-485-2273, extension 1145 for more information. Your questions will be answered and you will directed to the services you need.
For those that care about our earth and sustainability, there are options to integrate with nature and decrease the ecological footprint in death.
  • Consumer Federation of America, Press Release, March 6, 2017, Pricing/Disclosures, Nation’s Largest Funeral Home Company Charges High Prices and Refuses to Disclose These Prices On Their Websites
  • The National Home Funeral Alliance is hosting our biennial conference this September 22 – 24 Reisterstown, Maryland (one hour north of Washington, DC)Interested in home funerals? Here is a time and place where you’ll have all the time you want to visit and connect with others. A day of expert-facilitated panel sessions on how to grow this movement in your community. Two film screenings and a chance to meet their makers, then kick back under the stars at a bonfire to share home funeral stories. Next day, attend hands-on skills sessions and broaden your knowledge and understanding. Need more? There are vendors, art projects, farm-fresh food, books, music and much more. Please  register soon! Space is limited.