It can be reassuring and satisfying to place your affairs in good order, ensuring that when the “bells toll for thee” you will not be a burden on your family or friends. The Elysian Society offers information to help you record and actualize your wishes in three major areas of end-of-life planning:
- Recording decisions and directives regarding the health care you wish to receive ( CA Advance Health Care Directive or The Five Wishes)
- Giving your estate (no matter how small it may be) to those you wish to receive it (CA Statutory Will)
- Telling your family and friends your wishes regarding your funeral (Personal Arrangements Guide)
Please note that The Elysian Society does not offer legal advice.
We do offer general guidelines that can assist in your planning and we provide forms, some of which are legally binding, for your use. We offer either the CA Medical Associations Advance Health Care Directive or The Five Wishes as a legal method for designating your health care wishes. Copies of a CA Statutory Will are available. This is the most basic of wills, usable only by CA residents, and we recommend that you seek legal advice when creating a will or trust. The Personal Arrangements Guide created and published by the Elysian Society provides a useful method of recording general good householder information and plans you may have regarding your funeral service.
These forms are available for $5 each and may be purchased at the Elysian Society Booth at the Grand Bazaar or through the CONTACT US page.
Note: The official name for the cemetery is “The Fellowship of Friends Cemetery”.
Funeral or memorial services costs
There are charges for Fellowship funeral or memorial services and interments; those estimated costs are listed here:
Come lovely and soothing death,
Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving,
In the day, in the night, to all, to each,
Sooner or later, delicate death.
Over the tree-tops I float thee a song!
Over the rising and sinking waves — over the myriad fields, and the prairies wide;
Over the dense-pack’d cities all, and the teeming wharves and ways,
I float this carol with joy, with joy to thee, O Death!