GAB: Sugar Hill seniors host egg hunt

SUGAR HILL -- The residents of Benton House of Sugar Hill recently held an Easter egg hunt for the community. The assisted living facility's residents colored eggs and decorated for the occasion.

Resident Margaret Olson said it's her favorite time of year, "with chocolate bunnies, flowers, Easter bonnets and fun with family and friends."

The facility hosted a free egg hunt Friday, which was open to all Gwinnett County residents.

For more information, visit www.bentonhouse.com.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Valerie J. Wages, co-owner of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC in Lawrenceville and Snellville, was one of three leading funeral service professionals who served as a mentor for the National Funeral Directors Association's Meet the Mentors Program.

Meet the Mentors, which took place March 26-27, at the Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta, brought young funeral professionals together to learn from "three of the country's leading funeral service professionals" to be able to network with those who have years of experience in the profession.

During the program, each mentor gave a presentation in which they shared lessons they have learned about how to build a successful and fulfilling career in the funeral profession. Wages spoke on "Service enhancements that make the difference."

Wages encouraged young professionals to focus on the basic services that can be beneficial to a grieving family.

"Family members in grief want you to be a caring, compassionate person who listens to them and will work to meet the needs of each one of them at the most difficult time in their lives ... when they have had someone they love die," Wages said.

For more information, visit www.wagesfuneralhome.com.

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