Death is Loss, Not Losing

Matt Malcore is a 5th generation funeral director and Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory owner. Since he was a young boy, Matt hoped that he could serve the Green Bay community the way his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather have for over 100 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UW-Stevens Point and Associates’s degree in Applied Sciences from Worsham College. He has coached for the Green Bay Strikers as well as Notre Dame Academy and is a proud member of the Green Bay and De Pere Antiquarian Society. During his free time, Matt enjoys playing in the NWSL adult soccer league for Westchester United and spending time with his wife, Lisa, their children, Violet and Oliver, and their faithful companion, Evie.

Matt joins us today to discuss the importance of preparing for the inevitability of death. Matt explains why he believes most Americans are in denial about their mortality and why families often avoid conversations about death and dying. We discuss how the medical community has realized the damaging effects of avoiding the conversation of death, what can happen by denying the inevitable, and how hope can still exist even in the face of death. We also discuss the steps we should take to prepare ourselves and our loved ones in the event of our passing suddenly, the importance of understanding how Powers of Attorney work in your state, and the important things you should include in your end-of-life planning folder.

“There’s hope beyond our passing.”
– Matt Malcore

This week on Cancer Covered:

  • How Matt became a funeral director
  • The unique way children handle death
  • Why Matt believes many people are in denial about their mortality
  • Why do families often avoid having conversations about death and dying
  • The pros and cons of hospice care vs. hospital care when preparing for the end of life
  • The damaging effects of avoiding the conversation about the inevitable
  • Creating an ‘If I Die” folder for your spouse and loved ones and what it should include
  • How hope can still exist, even in the face of death
  • Matt’s advice on acknowledging our mortality
  • What we should do to prepare ourselves and our loved ones for our death
  • Understanding how Powers of Attorney work in your state
  • How Malcore Funeral Home helps the community pre-plan for the end of life

Connect with Matt Malcore:

  • Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory on LinkedIn
  • Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory on Facebook
  • Malcore Funeral Home & Crematory on Twitter
  • Matt Malcore on LinkedIn

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