The Ruriden columbarium, operated by the Koukokuji Buddhist Temple in Tokyo, is as futuristic as the capital of Japan itself. Believe it or not, this is a cemetery. The Ruriden is home to 2,046 small altars, with glass Buddha statues that correspond to drawers storing the ashes of the deceased. People can visit their beloved lost ones with the help of a smart card which grants access to the building and lights up their corresponding statue.
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Scott Gilligan, a well-known and respected attorney that specializes in death care issues over the past 30 years has created an article for funeral homes to consider regarding the collection of DNA and storage for the families they serve. Included in the communication are items to consider when selecting a DNA storage company and sample language to add on Cremation Authorization Forms.
Recently my father called me to make the following announcement: “I’ve decided that I’m going to be buried toe-to-toe with Lester Davis — and I’m immensely happy about it,” he said. Lester Davis is my father’s best friend. “But you mustn’t say anything to Zohra about this,” my father added. Zohra is his wife.
Dozens of CE Offerings Under One Roof: NFDA Convention Workshops and Seminars Focus on Key Customer Service and Business Issues
During the 2015 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo, attendees will attend engaging educational sessions offering strategies to help them build profitable and thriving businesses that compassionately serve the bereaved. Workshops will address technical skills, business management, the value of ceremony, cremation, marketing and more. NFDA has invited highly-knowledgeable and successful innovators in the profession to lead education sessions during the 2015 Convention, which will take place October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Ind.
As a funeral director, there are two things you must remain vigilant about at all times: the time of day and incoming telephone calls or messages. Funeral professionals are one of few vocations that must adopt an on-call routine and remain available 24/7. For many directors, being “off duty” is rare and multi-tasking is more than a necessity—it is a way of life. On April 24th, a little device called theApple Watch will be arriving in the market place that has the potential to deliver some big benefits to funeral professionals.
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The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) today announced that Chip Eichelberger and Robert Stevenson will headline its 2015 International Convention & Expo. The NFDA Convention will take place October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Ind. After hearing an NFDA update from President Robert Moore IV, CFSP, CCO, and CEO Christine Pepper, CAE, attendees will learn how they can be “switched on” for every phone call, every day, every customer, every employee, and every time they walk in the door at home.
According to Experient Housing Bureau, the official housing bureau for the 2015 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo, funeral professionals booked 1,654 room nights in a matter of four hours on April 1, the first day attendees could book reservations (1,915 room nights were booked within eight hours of housing opening; 2,026 room nights were booked during the first 24 hours). In 2014, 1,523 room nights were booked during the first three days housing was open. The NFDA International Convention & Expo will take place October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Foundation Partners Group, LLC (FPG) announced today that it has secured a capital commitment to drive future growth and advances in the funeral industry.