Research has shown that senior citizens engage in social media for reasons that are similar to younger demographics. Roughly 40 percent are turning to social networks to connect with friends and family, 20 percent log on for social gaming (word and number games), and 10 percent enjoy participating in online contests.
How can you make sure your online efforts appeal to older fans? Do your posts on Facebook and in the other social media appeal to a broad audience that includes the elderly? Here are some ideas to consider:
Cinema has the power to truly transform us and transport us to a new world. A good movie wraps us up like a blanket and brings us on a journey outside of ourselves. Cinema also act as a mirror to us and our society. It is the lens we hold up to our culture and is then reflected back at us.
It can be said without debate that funeral professionals are truly people called to serve. This profession isn’t for everyone, it takes a special person to earn the title of funeral director.
We asked 6,300 funeral directors ‘What do you love most about being a funeral director?’ Here is what they said:
By importing from China, Malamas has followed a well-worn outsourcing playbook that’s upended markets for American-made goods from electronics to bedroom furniture.
Working with four factories outside Shanghai, he imports 40-foot containers holding 64 caskets apiece and sells them to funeral homes and regional distributors for a fraction of the price.
Norma Brewer, 83, of Fairfield, died last month of a stroke after being wheelchair bound for more than a year. She was a beloved mother and grandmother, and apparently, very fond of practical jokes. Her obituary, which the Lesko Polke funeral home confirmed she had written and submitted herself,read as follows:
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program continues to lead the way as the profession’s cremation certification of choice. During the second half of 2014, NFDA conducted 10 certification seminars and conferred the CCO designation on 380 funeral and cremation professionals. A total of 672 people have been certified since the launch of the NFDA CCO program in September 2013.
It’s photo challenge time again! This is another #selfie challenge but we have made the entering and voting of the challenge much easier.
This challenge is called ‘Favorite Places’ and we want you to take a selfie in your favorite place in the funeral home! Watch the video below for all the details and how to enter:
Funeral directors need support and assistance from their vendors as they are often juggling multiple tasks at once. Recognizing the importance of responsive and proactive customer service, ASD – Answering Service for Directors, the only funeral home exclusive answering service, recently established a dedicated Customer Solutions department.
An early photo of the Columbarium of the Missouri Crematory Association in St. Louis, Missouri. Built in 1895 adjacent to the Missouri Crematory, their Columbarium was the first building in the US built for the purpose of permanent memorialization for cremated remains.
You have probably heard of FUNERAL Social over the last few months but you may not fully understand what it is (don’t worry you’re in a crowded boat).
I put together a short video that better explains what our FUNERAL Social Design Process is, how it works and how it benefits your funeral home or company: