Our Living Arts Center in the heart of historic downtown Lafayette, Colorado is currently being renovated to add disabled accessible bathrooms and rear parking, however The Natural Funeral is currently serving client families offsite, arranging cremation or burial and on request, facilitating home vigils, memorial services and life celebrations. The Center will open later this year to allow us to provide an expanded range of services and products.
But, we want to give you a sneak preview of our Living Arts Center. We have sometimes referred to ourselves as a more-tuary because we offer much more than you would associate with a typical, conventional funeral home.
The Living Arts Center will include:
A Gift Shop/Resource Center. When you enter our center, you’ll walk into our gift shop/resource center where we have complementary tea, a reference library, books, beeswax candles, natural care products, gift baskets for caregivers and eco funerary wares. We’ll also have a wise person on hand to respond to your questions and provide helpful information on our resources.
A Healing Practitioner Room. This is for use by our grief massage therapists and other holistic practitioners who provide support for the bereaved.
A Small Group Seminar Room. Here we will host small group seminars on advance directives, getting your affairs in order before death, grief support groups, author talks, healing art activities and more.
Family Meeting Room. Where our TNF staff will meet with families to create after-death care plans.
Vigil Room/Chapel. This is a sacred space for families to gather in the presence of their deceased.
Garden Labyrinth. We also envision a labyrinth in our garden area with stones engraved with the names of those we have cared for at death.