April 16, 2019
American Addiction Centers (AAC) is, in their words... "The largest collection of online resource for those suffering from substance use and mental health disorders. Our goal is to guide as many people to help as soon as possible before more lives are lost to drug overdoses. We offer a wide range of information on our sites – from facility reviews to forums – to help millions of families make more informed decisions about treatment."
These types of resources can now be found by visiting the "Other Resources" page of our GRIEF SUPPORT section.
October 22, 2018
While we have no relationship with Advanced Recovery Systems and cannot attest to their services, we are including a link to their site as there is an obvious, growing need for resources in this area. At Norman Dean Home for Services, we are personally all too often impacted by the results of drug or alcohol addiction or overdose through the families we serve. There appears to be a wealth of helpful information on their site, even if you don't require their services.
From their web site:
"DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com."
"We provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.
At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery."
Unrelated, The Recovery Village is another resource in this area we have linked to under the Grief Support/Other Grief Resources section of our web site.
October 17, 2018
Thatcher McGhee's is holding a fundraiser in November to help raise money for Wreaths Across America/Denville. You must print and present the flyer to the right!
Denville Cemetery will be participating in its second Wreaths Across America ceremony, along with 1,200 other locations across the country on December 15, 2018 @ 12pm. The annual event seeks to further the mission of "Remember, Honor and Teach" , ensuring that the memory of those who serve our country endures.
If you would like to volunteer or sponsor a wreath or know anyone who would please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and enter our fundraising group American Legion Auxiliary Post 390 Denville, NJ 07834.
March 15, 2018
Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC is an Aging Life Care firm that aids the elderly and those with mental illness or developmental disabilities with navigating crisis situations, planning ahead for future care needs, and getting more out of life every day. They provide guidance through the confusing and often overwhelming world of senior care. Covering central and northern New Jersey, they assess clients on an ongoing basis, meeting individuals in their homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
You can learn more about them on their website or call Trish Colucci Barbosa for a complimentary phone consultation at (973) 459-9966.
January 29, 2018
Norman Dean Home for Services has sponsored Vital ICE (enter code 1880 when prompted), a life saving initiative, to make it available in our area and beyond! Vital ICE is an "In Case of Emergency" app for your phone in which you can list your (and your dependents) vital medical information, such as blood type, allergies, medications, medical history, ICE contacts and much more. This information will then be readily available to EMS and other First Responders when they need it most.
Download the Vital ICE app on iTunes or the Google Play Store and enter the Code 1880 when prompted. Please share this information with friends and family!
*At the funeral home ask us for a free sticker you can place on your phone to let first responders know you have the app installed.
"On behalf of myself and the entire staff at Norman Dean, I'd like to thank EVERYONE near and far for your flowers, equipment, labor, generosity, love and prayers during these past few days. Mallory Rose had a beautiful service. Heartfelt thanks to our AmAziNg community. Love, Rebecca Romanowsky"
See photos here.
May 1, 2017
We now have another resource to offer those going through the grieving process. 365 Daily E-mails (Living Again) is a series of short daily e-mails that guide you through the grieving process one day at a time. They can help you to understand the feelings you are going through and help give you a sense of control over your situation.
The daily e-mails are not too long and can very easily be discontinued at any time. Please try them out... some people have found this format of support to be very helpful. In addition to within this headline, the link to sign up can also be found under our GRIEF SUPPORT link at the top-right of every page.
February 1, 2017
A Partnership to Carry on the
Norman Dean Tradition
In 1958, NASA was formed, Bobby Fischer won the US Chess Championship, Ricky Nelson and Elvis were all the rage, and Hula Hoops were the hottest craze. It is also the year that Norman Dean opened his Home for Services, in the heart of Denville, NJ, population 6,500. Nearly 60 years later, the successful business is now owned and operated by son Tom Dean, and while the address is the same, the changes within the front doors are many.
Are you faced with helping an aging parent move or with closing a deceased parent's home?
As a service to our families, we would like to introduce you to Caring Transitions, a senior relocation and downsizing company with a local office right next door in Rockaway, NJ.
"Caring Transitions is North America's largest professional resource for household liquidation and relocation services. Caring Transitions offers a range of services including right-sizing, downsizing, document organization, estate sales, online auctions, total household liquidations and senior relocation and resettling. A majority of our clients are seniors and their families, but Caring Transitions also serves empty nesters and individuals facing a major transition in their lives, such as death, divorce or job relocation."
For more information please visit their web site at www.CaringTransitionsRockawayNJ.com or call them at (973) 525-7099. 179 Route 46 West, Suite 15 Rockaway, NJ 07866
September 22, 2016
VERY IMPORTANT--Do you know, legally, who has the right to control your funeral?
Do not let control of your funeral to chance. Outside the law, there is no guarantee your funeral will be controlled by the person of your choosing. Complete details about the precedence of wills, surviving spouses or domestic partners, and estranged or disagreeing family members, and the handling of details for active duty military members can be viewed here or, for the letter of the law... N.J.S.A. 45:27-22 Right to Control. This is a very important issue in which you can protect yourself and guarantee your wishes are followed!
July 28, 2016
See if you have unclaimed money or assets by searching MissingMoney.com.
Easily search MissingMoney.com to see if you have any unclaimed money or assets. MissingMoney.com claims that one in ten people do! Simply enter your name and state to search. If you have a less common last name, leave the "First Name" field blank to search for your entire family. (Though if your last name is common this may produce too many results.) Businesses can search as well.
From their website:
"MissingMoney.com is a database of governmental unclaimed property records." and "Searches and claiming are always FREE. Information goes securely and directly to the state/provincial unclaimed property office."
"Common types of unclaimed property include:
Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents
Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends
Uncashed checks and wages
Insurance policies, CD's, trust funds
Utility deposits, escrow accounts"
July 19, 2016
We have a new "Wall of Honor", created to honor our Veterans!
Please visit our new "Veterans' Wall of Honor" created to honor our Veterans, in appreciation of their service and sacrifice! It can currently be found by using our UPCOMING SERVICES, OBITUARIES link above. While we can't add service information for all prior families, we have added information for our Veterans who have passed beginning with 2016. We hope to improve the listed order in the future to make searching easier.
Beware of New Social Security Number Scam
Scammers are reportedly gathering information from funeral home websites or obituaries, finding names of recently deceased individuals and then contacting surviving family members by telephone posing as funeral home staff or funeral directors. The callers claim that the funeral home is in need of the surviving family member’s Social Security Number(s) in order to complete necessary paperwork. Thinking they are speaking with a funeral home representative, families may unknowingly be providing sensitive information to the scammers.
Criminals often try to use public information found on a company website, in an obituary or on a social media posting to launch these types of identity theft scams. They can be very convincing and often dupe families into providing personal information.
The Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS) will electronically provide the deceased’s Social Security Number to the Social Security Administration. In addition, the collection of survivors’ information is limited and usually does not include Social Security Numbers.
If you are suspicious or do not recognize the telephone number or the person you are speaking with, please end the call and call us back on our main line at (973) 627-1880. This is not an inconvenience to us and we would rather your information remain safe.
16 RIGHTER AVENUE, DENVILLE, NJ 07834
DAVID G. MILNE, MANAGER NJ LIC. NO. 4301
SERVING THE DENVILLE, ROCKAWAY, PARSIPPANY, Mt. Lakes, Boonton,
Morris Plains & SURROUNDING AREAS OF NEW JERSEY SINCE 1957