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Last week, we shared an article about funeral profession newcomer Mesoloft and it generated a lot of buzz. Mesoloft is only about 5 months old but they are ramping up to take the funeral profession by storm. Ryan had the chance Monday to interview Mesoloft partner Alex Clements.
Watch this video to learn: what Mesoloft does, why they do it and how to get in early and offer their exclusive service to your client families.
The eighth annual National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Asia Funeral Expo & Conference (AFE) will take place May 13-14 at the Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Center in Macau. AFE is an unparalleled opportunity for NFDA members to build meaningful relationships with funeral professionals from around the globe, share ideas, and solve common challenges, which ultimately leads to improved service to the dying, the dead and the bereaved. Last year, more than 2,250 funeral professionals from 30 countries and regions attended the conference.
Outside of a Southern California hospital, an ER doctor is crouched down against a concrete wall grieving the loss of his 19-year-old patient. A paramedic snaps a photo of the tender scene. His coworker, a close friend of the doctor, posts the photo (with permission) online.Minutes after the photograph, the doctor returns to work “holding his head high.”
Death Redesigned: A legendary design firm, a corporate executive, and a Buddhist-hospice director take on the end of life
There’s an ugliness — an inelegance — to death that Paul Bennett gradually came to find unacceptable. It seems to offend him the way a clumsy, counterintuitive kitchen tool might, or a frumpy font. At first, that disgruntlement was just “a whisper in my mind,” Bennett explains. “But it’s gone from being a whisper to a roar.” The solution, when it finally occurred to him, felt obvious. “Oh,” he told himself. “You need to redesign death.”
To deliver what is called the ‘modern approach’ to funeral arrangements, InvoCare USA announced another new hire today. The cutting-edge company welcomes Steven Greenfield to their staff as a Customer Service Specialist. Greenfield will succinctly apply his 13 years of experience in the funeral industry to his new duties at InvoCare.
Qeepr #Talkdeath Roundtable Major Success, Announces Next Edition Held at ICCFA in San Antonio Texas
Social memorial platform, Qeepr.com successfully held the first #Talkdeath live roundtable event on March 12th, 2015. Noted mortician, funeral director and New York Times Best Selling author, Caitlin Doughty was the first panelist and provided great insight into the world of “alternative” funerals. Doughty touched on modern approaches within the death industry, including green burials and home care.
When the comedian David Brenner died earlier this year, obituaries reported that he’d asked to be buried with $100 in small bills, “just in case tipping is recommended where I’m going. Brenner is not the first celebrity to challenge the conventional wisdom of “you can’t take it with you.” Here are nine more:
There really isn’t a perfect time to get over a loved one. The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Bernstein reported in November of last year that men and women take different lengths of time to get over a lost loved one. Men and women both seek new loves at different points once their relationships end, but some never forget the love they have for the one they lost.
Pierce Mortuary Colleges (PMC) is pleased to announce two key additions to its management team. Donald G. Madelung has been appointed Vice President and will provide support to the overall administration of the colleges and work primarily with the Admissions and Financial Aid Departments. Madelung has served on the PMC Board of Directors since 2012 and has a deep background in postsecondary education leadership and consulting.