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Consider the Benefits of Memorial Service Events Throughout the Year

April 26, 2016 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Marketing, Aftercare

In communities across the country, funeral professionals invite families they have served to share in memorial service events. Some of these memorial services are held at the funeral home, while others take place at area churches or cemeteries.

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10 Grief Support Resources for Your Funeral Home Library

March 24, 2016 by Alyssa McNab

Because every person grieves differently, it’s important for funeral professionals to offer a variety of grief support resources to help individuals through the most difficult times in their lives. In addition to aftercare activities such as hosting grief support groups, sponsoring holiday memorial services and helping families recognize milestones after a loved one’s death, providing a library of grief support books can be valuable to your client families and others in your community.

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Integrating Fitness-Related Grief Support into Funeral Home Aftercare

March 17, 2016 by Danielle Burmeister
Funeral Home Marketing, Aftercare

A little after 4:30 on Sunday, November 1, Theresa Giammona took a right off 59th Street and entered Central Park. The afternoon sun was getting warm, so she rolled up the sleeves of her red “FDNY” t-shirt and straightened the bill of her baseball cap before running north on West Drive, toward the 65th Street entrance. Two-tenths of a mile later, she crossed the finish line of the 2015 New York City Marathon.

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Meaningful Holiday Memorial Service Ideas

October 08, 2015 by Danielle Burmeister
Grief, Aftercare

Last November, my family gathered together for a memorial service celebrating the life of my grandmother. After a long and well-fought battle against cancer, she had passed away in our local hospice house, surrounded by all of us who loved her most and best. For the first time, our once jovial extended family faced a long stretch of winter holidays weighed down by the raw and acute pain of grief.

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4 Ways Aftercare Can Help Grow Your Funeral Home Business

August 27, 2015 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Marketing, Aftercare

Successful funeral professionals recognize that the funeral service is not the end. Your relationship with families begins when you start the planning process and extends beyond the conclusion of the memorial and burial services. For some families, this relationship may only last a few weeks, while other families may benefit from aftercare for months or even years. Providing support during this critical time can endear families to your firm and help to grow your funeral home business. Here are just a few of the ways that a strong program can benefit your firm while offering remarkable service to your families.

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