Self-Care for the Holidays

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Self-Care for the Holidays

Virtual Funeral Professionals Peer Support Meeting in December

WHEELING, IL— Between family obligations, work commitments, and winter weather, the holiday season brings a uniquely stressful experience. Take some time for yourself next week and join the virtual December Funeral Professionals Peer Support meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 5pm PT. 

Long nights, family obligations, and the strain of a busy workplace are often the hallmarks of this festive month—but a connection with your fellow funeral professionals can help alleviate some of the pressure.

On December 19, Kim Zavrotny facilitates the monthly peer support meeting for us all to take some time to unwind with people who “get it.” As Senior Funeral Director at McComas Family Funeral Homes, US Program Director of Funeral Professionals Peer Support, and a dedicated community volunteer, parent, and spouse, Kim understands that this time of year has unique stressors and joys. Join the conversation to share your experience and lend an ear to your colleagues.

For reasons both cheerful and challenging, December can be packed full of obligations. If you cannot attend this peer support meeting, or are seeking support outside of this time, Funeral Professionals Peer Support’s Warmline is open 24/7 for calls and texts. Connect with someone who understands what you are going through: 613-917-8057 (call or text).

Connect with your fellow funeral professional peers—and offer support to your colleagues—on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 5pm PT via Zoom link at No registration is required, simply follow the link to join.

About Funeral Professionals Peer Support

Funeral Professionals Peer Support Group is committed to providing support, healing, education and knowledge to funeral professionals. They promote wholeness and wellness by uniting funeral sector professionals through a Canada-wide network of regional organizations offering support, information and resources within their community. 

About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,500 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.