Opioid Awareness Week meant purple ribbons everywhere!

 

The campaign to #KeepAlive2155 was held over an entire week of activities in and around our community of Arlington Heights. Why 2155? The Illinois Dept. of Public Health projects that 2155 Illinois residents will die from an accidental overdose in 2018.  In this spirit, our efforts and our goal is to reduce those numbers and someday eliminate them by training 2155 people (statewide) in overdose prevention and reversal strategies. This includes equipping and providing attendees of the class with Naloxone kits.
We coordinated closely with Live4Lali, an amazing organization working to proactively take on this epidemic; educate, counsel and heal families who are victimized by Opioid Overdosing. We came into contact with Live4Lali during a service at our funeral home for a young man who accidentally overdosed. When the family asked if classes could be held on how to administer Naloxone as part of the visitation services for their son, it made us think hard about how we, the Glueckert Family could get more involved.
We’ve seen too many lives shortened by this terrible addiction. It is emotionally difficult for us too when we are providing services to families who are torn apart by opioid addiction. As most of these victims are young; their services are almost always very large. A large and supportive community has come together to support these families.
Live4Lali worked closely with us to develop a custom program we could conduct during Opioid Awareness Week. During the week, we had 12 training sessions over 5 days on administering Naloxone and gave a kit to each attendee. 110 people came for the training. It was wonderful to see the participation. We know lives will be saved as a result of this training and awareness.   We invite everyone to join us in this effort. For our part, we’ll keep training people and equipping them with Naloxone kits as long as people will keep signing up for classes to help end this epidemic.
Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti became personally involved in this cause and attended the Friday evening candlelight vigil and ceremony commemorating local lives lost to an accidental drug overdose. So many families victimized by this epidemic were there too. It was sad and beautiful and uplifting all at the same time. Seeing people minister to one another, support each other and share their loving memories of their family members and friends was inspirational.
 
Our classes were so well attended, we’ve added another one on October 11, 2018, at 6 pm at Glueckert Funeral Home. We already have several sign-ups, and we’re inviting more! Several members of our staff are Certified Trainers in the program. Please join us. Just sign up and we’ll take care of the rest. Our sign up list is linked below.
Naloxone-training 
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WE WANT YOU TO THINK OF OUR HOME LIKE AN EXTENSION OF YOUR HOME

 

“Like your home, the doors of our home are open to your family and friends. That’s how we want our families to feel”. Those are the words of Marcie Glueckert-Heidcamp, who shares how her entire family feels about every family they are privileged to serve. Knowing that making a family comfortable is the most important mission during difficult times, the environment is carefully considered for comfort, for privacy and lending a beautiful space to encourage sharing. We have two separate lounges for families to get some refreshments and some relief during a service. Our furniture is chosen to be comfortable for your guests. We maintain a large parking lot with easy access to multiple entrances and full handicap access to our chapels, lounges, and restrooms. We’re frequently addressing every decor, finish and fixture in the building with our families in mind. Marcie shares that “we try to think of everything, but just in case, we’re always still listening”.

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And, if you need our family, we’ll be there for you. Whether it’s At-Need, or Pre-Planning, feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or http://www.glueckertfuneral.com

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At Glueckert Funeral Home, we were brought up to be involved in our community.

From the time the Glueckert children were very young, John and Rosanna Glueckert ensured the entire family was involved in the community. They stressed that sense of community in John, Marcie and Jackie from the beginning. So, it’s not surprising that the entire family and staff at Glueckert Funeral Home are very involved in all kinds of activities, programs, groups and activities around town. Arlington Height’s motto is ‘City of Good Neighbors’, and the businesses and the people there live up to that promise! Glueckert Funeral Home sponsors events all year round, including the Memorial Day Flag Unit in the parade, Relay for Life, Bus Tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery for Veterans, a Holiday Remembrance Service and many other charitable events and drives throughout the community. The family and staff are members in the service organizations in town; Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, local PTAs and other organizations. They treasure all the relationships and friendships that have grown from being involved.

And, if you need our family, we’ll be there for you. Whether it’s At-Need, or Pre-Planning, feel free to contact us at 847.253.0168 or www.glueckertfuneral.com

To Connect with Glueckert Funeral Home:

Website: http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com/

Blog: https://glueckertfh.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlueckertFuneralHome

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlueckertFH

5th Annual Tour of Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Glueckert Funeral Home Cemetery Tour 2015
Visitor and Comfort Dog, Suzie paying respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 2015

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150914/submitted/150919346/

Read about our latest tour to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery that took place September 9, 2015…

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Important Information for Veterans and Their Families from our Visit to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, as featured in the Daily Herald.

Article: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141005/news/141009117/

 

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Arlington Heights is the “City of Good Neighbors”

We don’t just live in Arlington Heights; we celebrate our community and make it our mission to be fully involved. Glueckert Funeral Home is very active in a series of events throughout the year; Memorial Day Honor Flag Unit, Relay for Life, a Bus Tour to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and our Holiday Remembrance Service during the Christmas Holiday Season. Jackie Glueckert recalls “Our parents created a love and legacy for this community for us to follow and always live up to. We’re aware of that at all times”. We count many friends in Arlington Heights and we always look for ways to be involved in our service organizations including Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus in addition to our school PTAs and organizations. We treasure the friendships we’ve made here and love being part of our community.

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Website: http://www.glueckertfuneralhome.com/

Blog:  glueckertfh.wordpress.com