FUNERAL nation episode #1 is finally here! In this episode Ryan and Jeff talk with Daniel O’Connor, of AtNeedCredit.com, about the troubles facing consumers when paying for death care services. The duo also spotlights funeral director, Jennifer Parks, who is going above and beyond to serve her community. Oh, and we can’t forget about the wild and wacky WTF segment!
Watch Episode #1 below!
Odds are, you’ve not spent much time pondering this question. You are so busy maintaining your business that you simply don’t have the bandwidth to consider what is optimal in terms of garnering the most visibility and engagement on Facebook.
The best suggestions I can make around posting frequency for funeral homes and funeral vendors can be summarized like this:
CANA Says Cremation Rate Doubled in Past 15 Years, Big Correlation Between High Cremation Rates and No Affiliation with Organized Religion
The cremation rate in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past 15 years, according to a report released today by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). Today, states with high cremation rates, typically in the west and northeast, bear a striking resemblance to states, also in the west and northeast, that report having a large number of people who do not identify with any organized religion.
As a native Hoosier who returned to Indianapolis in 2011, I’d like to offer my top ten recommendations on where to grab a bite here in the Circle City during the NFDA convention. For convenience, I have limited my selections to downtown Indy (or close proximity) and stayed away from the big ticket steak chains (Capital Grille, Ruth Chris) and high end local eateries (St. Elmo’s) for dinner. Rather, I have focused mostly on breakfast spots and lunch options:
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) released the results of its latest Member General Price List Study today, which includes the median cost of a funeral with burial. For the first time, the report includes a calculation of the median cost of a funeral with cremation.
If there’s one thing backpackers love more than traveling on the cheap, it’s adventure. We have compiled ten of the world’s most beautiful backpacking destinations that are relatively affordable, but also provide ample opportunity for exploring the great outdoors and undertaking one-of-a-kind adventures.
“We are excited and honored to help bring extra attention and awareness to the fight against breast cancer during the month of October”, says Shawn O’Brien, Product Specialist at Perfect Memorials. “We do offer these special awareness products year-round along with our other awareness-themed products, but given October is a special month to observe and advocate for breast cancer awareness we like to highlight these options during this time”, says O’Brien.
Foundation Partners Group (FPG), a leading provider of innovative funeral, cemetery and cremation experiences and products, has announced the hiring of Kitty Alexander as Manager, Community Outreach and Marketing. In her position, Alexander will assist the FPG location leaders in building relationships with hospitals, clergy, church/community groups and other organizations involved with the end-of-life continuum of care for families before, during and after a death is experienced. In addition, she will help FPG locations plan and implement their community outreach calendars, providing healing experiences (seminars and workshops) for the communities they serve as a part of FPG’s trademarked ShareLife® approach.
A day in the life of a funeral director can run you through a roller coaster of emotions and challenges, from the high demand that your families place on your time and attention to the unrelenting nature of your work. You put in long hours and know that there’s no such thing as a day off when you run a funeral home. At the end of the day, the funeral profession can feel like a thankless job, and you may even find yourself feeling emotionally burnt out.
With the announcement of a new nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving skin art, tattoos may finally take their place among other works of art as collectibles passed down through the generations. The National Association for the Preservation of Skin Art (NAPSA) just launched a program allowing people who join to receive the benefit of post-mortem tattoo preservation. While this brings tattoo collecting into the 21st century, the history of the practice dates back at least several centuries.