Stockings for Soldiers 2018

The 2018 Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes 4th Annual Stockings for Soldiers Program will begin on October 15th and conclude on November 30th.  Any stockings donated after November 30th will be given to local veterans charities.  For more information, please see the flier or call Amanda at 724-969-0200.

Beinhauer Photo Booth Fundraiser Information

On behalf of Peters Township Character Counts, Shelly Belcher of the PT School District, and Jocelyn Lynch of PT Character Counts, received a check with the funds the Beinhauer Photo Booth raised during the Peters Township Community Day this summer. This donation will be used to prepare for the September 25 Kickoff event for “Rachel’s Challenge” being implemented in the Peters Township School District in the 2018/19 school year.
 
Rachel’s Challenge is a peer mentoring initiative for students, which is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot at Columbine, but remembered and honored for her theory that “if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” The program seeks to make schools safer, more connected places, where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
 
The Kickoff event for our school district will feature Rachel’s father, Mr. Darrell Scott, who will talk about his daughter’s life, death, and the impact her words can have on our community. He will speak at the South Hills Bible Chapel on September 25 at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

How to Care for a Gravesite

Caring for a loved one’s gravesite is a way to respect and honor the deceased, as well as a way to reflect on the times you had together. Many people visit the grave of their family members and friends to talk to them and reminisce.  Why not make the most of your time there and clean up the gravesite? We’ve put together a few tips on how to maintain a burial site. Continue reading

Ensure the safety of important personal documents before your death

Throughout your life, you’ve probably saved dozens of boxes that contained important information.  Whether financial statements for tax purposes or other personal records, you surely thought, one day, they’ll be useful.

It’s better to be safe, rather than sorry, in terms of keeping paperwork.  However, problems can arise when you need immediate access to a specific document in the event of an emergency. Continue reading

Caregiver Excellence Award Winner – May 2018

She was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for May was presented to Karen Miyares, a retired clinical social worker, and current Hospice and Palliative Care  volunteer at Family Hospice. 

 
Karen has made a big impact, because she has brought her therapeutic skills to help many who are coping with the loss of a loved one. It is a very difficult and solitary journey that you go through when you lose someone that means the world to you, but Karen is always willing to walk this difficult journey with each the bereaved whom she meets.

Also present was Family Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Nick Petti. 
 
Currently, she runs two bereavement support groups for Family Hospice, and is in the process of starting a third. All these groups are open to anyone who has had a loss. Neither rain, sleet or snow could keep Karen from providing this valuable service. She is also helping with Family Hospice’s Camp Healing Heart, which is a day camp for children between the ages of 6-12 who have lost a loved one. Karen has a huge heart, and Family Hospice is grateful for all her great work.