The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has announced the new location for the 2017 Annual Convention & Expo. The Convention is being relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, one of the top convention destinations in the nation and will be held at the Music City Center.
The practice is called cryonics, and researchers have been using the technique since the first patient was preserved in 1967. Since then, over a hundred patients have been frozen across the country, coldly awaiting a future where they can be reanimated.
The purpose of each gathering is to get people thinking ahead — about topics like what they want to accomplish in their remaining days, end-of-life care, funeral arrangements, wills, organ donation, good deaths and bad — and to spark conversations.
Ninety percent of Americans believe it’s important to talk about the end of life with loved ones. Just 30 percent have done it.
It was early morning as I had yet to adjust to the Mountain Time zone. The coffee shop was empty of patrons and I was greeted by a young, smiling gal asking what she may provide for me. As I gave her my order, I noticed on her right forearm was an unusual tattoo – a banner with Semper Fi atop a flower.
Perfect Memorials has announced their largest Father’s Day promotion ever leading up to Father’s Day Weekend.
More than 60 percent of mortuary science students in the U.S. are women. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the annual median salary for funeral service managers was more than $48,000 in May of 2015, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $82,000 per year.
One customer recently thanked the support team “for letting my faith in mankind continue to exist.” Others have sent homemade cookies and flowers in appreciation. “Our customers are the best, and customer service is the very heart of what we do at Legacy.com,” Greiner shared.
Trigard is firmly committed to investing in the next generation of funeral directors who will care for families across the country.
This week: Stephanie Ramsey of the Foresight Companies educates us on the new Governmental Overtime standard changes and what this means to funeral homes. Also, spotlight on a funeral director in Alberta, Canada, and our weekly WTF makes you question what you throw in the trash.