If you’re like me you’ve heard many of the older people in your family say things like, “Don’t fuss over me when I die,” or, “When I’m dead just throw me in a ditch. ”We accept their statements as expressions of not wanting to burden their family with the planning, cost, etc … but what are they really saying to us when they throw these quips out?
When death occurs suddenly, it can leave loved ones in a lurch to figure out how to pay for funeral and the related services. To help cover the cost of a funeral, the median of which exceeds $7,000, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, families are increasingly soliciting donations from crowdfunding websites.
Update: ICCFA University Achieves Near-Record Attendance; Winter And Ehlert Selected As Valedictorians; Heffner’s Term Expires
The 2014 session of ICCFA University, held July 18-23 at the University of Memphis, experienced one of its largest enrollment rates ever with 193 paid attendees.
100 years ago, these CANA Convention attendees looked a little different than the group gathering in Minneapolis next week, but shared the same mission.
Passare, Inc., a trusted and relevant source for End-of-Life planning and management, today announced the company has developed and published a comprehensive resource on long-term care titled “Long-Term Care Options and Planning.” This is a recent eBook in Passare’s ongoing series, which aims to help readers explore options, understand the process and ultimately plan for End-of-Life management.
ICCFA University Achieves Near-Record Attendance; Winter And Ehlert Selected As Valedictorians; Heffner’S Term Expires
The 2014 session of ICCFA University, held July 18-23 at the University of Memphis, experienced one of its largest enrollment rates ever with 182 paid attendees. ICCFA University is considered the flagship educational conference that the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association holds annually.
What role does social media play in the grieving process? By studying trends, some researchers have been able to understand the motives and psychological focal point for this kind of activity. Through online interaction, emotions are displayed and discussed in a public and social way like they never were before. This not only changes the way we handle the living, but also the deceased.
The following posts where made through anonymous Whisper posts. Whisper is a mobile app that allows you to anonymously share your thoughts with the world.
Dear funeral director I haven’t met yet, I know I should have written before. Please forgive me. But I got the feeling that you were beginning to forget about me. And I wanted to let you know that while I haven’t been upfront with what I wanted from you, I’m here now.
With the launch of The Remembrance Store, FuneralTech will be introducing the industries first vendor database that allows your favorite suppliers to load their products and services, so that you can add your own personal Remembrance Store to your website.