It’s no secret that the funeral profession is changing. We see it when speaking with funeral professionals and vendors, and even when speaking directly with families. The people that are walking through your funeral home doors have different feelings towards funerals than the families of 20, 10 and heck… even 5 years ago.
National Alliance for Grieving Children to host a Fall Conference and Live Webcast on Children’s Grief
For Children’s Grief Awareness Month, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) will host a Fall Conference and live Webcast on children’s grief. The first-time event will feature thought leaders from the field of childhood bereavement who appeal to a diverse audience, funeral service, hospice care, health care, education, mental health, child welfare, and bereavement support professionals.
DISRUPT Media has been selected by Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory to coordinate its social media program. Using their proprietary FUNERAL Social Design Process, DISRUPT Media is helping Ferdinand use social media platforms to engage more fully with families in the South Florida market.
At the Penwith Pet Crematorium, one of roughly 50 pet cemeteries across Britain, bereaved owners even have the option of being buried next to their animals. Established in 1988, the memorial garden is set on a beautiful plot of landscaped land near Penzance, Cornwall, which is dotted with tasteful sculptures and moving tributes to late pets.
A majority of Americans believe funerals and memorial services are a valuable and important part of healing after the death of a loved one – and that funeral professionals can help them meaningfully honor a life – according to the results of a nationwide online survey conducted from March 31 – April 10, 2015 among 1,238 U.S. adults age 40+ and 305 U.S. adults age 20-39 by Harris Poll on behalf of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC).
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, has once again received the industry’s top scores in Product Quality, Service and Innovation in the annual Casket Survey conducted by Funeral Service Insider (FSI), a Kates-Boylston publication.
1. Just like the hospital, funeral homes are also a business. What makes a hospital or funeral home greater than the others are the compassionate hearts of the nurses and funeral directors caring for the patients and families.
And the industry is changing with the times. “Like any industry, things are changing and evolving all the time. Funerals are different than the funerals of my grandfather’s day,” Stephen Dill of the Funeral Directors Association told ONE News at the trade show.
Confronted with the sudden death of their 18-year-old daughter, Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake made a defiant decision: they would not worry about any finger-pointing, whispers or family stigma.
Messenger announced today the addition of its new financial partner, Orchard Holdings Group, LLC (“Orchard”) a private investment firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Orchard and Messenger’s management team have partnered to acquire the Company and support its growth over an extended timeframe.