Funeral Homes Addressing the Needs of Baby Boomers
The first of the baby boomers are entering their mid-60s, and the death rate in the U.S. is expected to rise from 8.1 people per thousand in 2006, to 9.3 in the year 2020, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The Baby Boomer generation includes 78 million Americans, and represents 29.4% of the total U.S. population, according to the U. S. Census Bureau.
“Boomers are not going to be happy with cookie cutter funerals” said Mark Davis, CEO of ValMark Memorial Group and founder of their newest division, Remembrance Centers of America. “They are demanding customized funeral arrangements, with personalized touches.” As baby boomers grow older and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Boomers have never followed tradition, and planning their funerals is no exception. Baby Boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful, which begs the question: Which funeral homes are embracing the evolution in funeral customs and have adapted their offerings to meet the needs and desires of the Baby Boomers of America?
Remembrance Center of America’s preferred providers offer unique opportunities for families to create healing moments after loss. Their experience, coupled with their perspective on the importance of ceremony, will help you discover ways to pay tribute and honor the life of your loved one. Whether traditional or as unique as the individual, these tributes allow us to love, laugh, and live well again.
Losing someone you love dearly is emotionally debilitating. Having confidence in the funeral home you choose is essential. The Preferred Providers of Remembrance Centers of America are acutely aware that you never get a second opportunity to honor the life of your loved one. Doing the right thing to begin the healing process and promote peace of mind is essential to restoring emotional well being for family and friends. Remembrance Centers of America selects only family owned and operated funeral homes with experience in working with families from all walks of life. They are chosen because they are leaders in their profession and are committed to providing dedicated, caring service while upholding the highest level of ethical business standards. The facilities maintained by Remembrance Center preferred providers offer families a beautiful, versatile setting in which to gather relatives & friends who wish to honor and pay their respects to their loved one.
The signature services offered by Remembrance Center® preferred providers set them apart from other funeral homes. They are all for the benefit of families before, during and after a loss. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be. The choices are limited only by your imagination. Together with a certified Remembrance Counselor®, exclusive to Remembrance Center preferred providers, you can explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. You can vary the place of celebration, and the time of day it will be held. It may be informal or religious, the choice is yours and the options are limitless. You must begin to create a healthier, happier future by providing your family and friends with an opportunity to start the healing process. Bringing family and friends together at a time of loss to honor the life of a loved is the first step and one of the most essential components in creating balance and peace of mind.
Many Remembrance Center® preferred providers offer professionally designed PHOTO COLLAGES that capture precious moments in an individual?s lifetime. You may consider having them create a TRIBUTE VIDEO of family photographs that can be blended with unique graphics and music. This could be a key element of the ceremony and a lasting family keepsake. PERSONALIZED PRINTING in the form of memorial bookmarks, prayer cards, folders and service programs including a favorite poem or photo are fitting keepsakes that will be treasured by those attending the service or ceremony. MEMORIAL WEBSITES are rapidly replacing newspaper obituaries. They connect family and friends with photos and videos honoring your loved one and serve as a permanent memorial. One of the most recent funeral service innovations is LIVE FUNERAL WEBCASTING allowing anyone across the globe to attend your loved one?s remembrance service. It is viewed live on the internet and can be archived for future viewing or downloaded as a DVD.
Certified Remembrance Counselors nationwide are transforming the way people think about funeral service. They are exclusive to the Remembrance Center preferred provider in your area. Remembrance Counselors understand the needs of families who have experienced a loss and provide guidance and direction at a very disorienting time. They demonstrate compassion and understanding and are caregivers who listen, offer advice and support bereaved families who are coping with the death of a loved one. Remembrance Counselors believe that they have a unique responsibility to honor the dignity of the deceased and they pledge to aid and counsel families in time of grief, and to encourage remembrance with each family within its own traditions, culture and financial means.
“A Remembrance Service or Life Tribute is a way to express your love by strengthening the connections between family and friends while giving comfort and support when it is needed most” said Mark Davis. “It is also important that the final tribute commemorating your loved one be as unique as the individual.” When a Remembrance Counselor meets with your family, they have only one goal in mind, which is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service. They will help you design a meaningful tribute that captures the history, personality and accomplishments that made your loved ones life unique. Think of all the people who have shared a part of this life and should have a chance to say good-bye. Think of all the things you should remember, the work and play, the interests, the personality and above all, the people who were a part of it.
Families need to create healing moments after loss, to confirm the value of a life well-lived; to reflect on the relationships shared, and begin to promote healing by restoring emotional well being. A Remembrance Center preferred provider will help you discover the perfect way to pay tribute to your loved one.
To locate the Remembrance Center® preferred provider nearest you visit: RemembranceCenters.com or call Toll Free: (866) 770-6791
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