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Are you using the right term? Undertaker, Funeral Director, Mortician, and Embalmer

July 9th, 2018

When the topic of funerals or cremations comes up, do you refer to the person coordinating your services an undertaker, mortician, funeral director or embalmer? The terms funeral director, mortician, and undertaker are typically used interchangeably. An embalmer has a significantly different role. The most modern and common term is funeral director. The name is …

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Social Work Month is Here

March 20th, 2018

March is the month where we recognize the very special people who have dedicated their lives to social work. In the United States, March is National Professional Social Work Month. Globally, March 20 is recognized as World Social Work Day. This year’s national theme is “Social Workers: Leaders. Advocates. Champions.” The global theme for this …

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Deaths at Christmas. Who to Call.

December 18th, 2017

Deaths at Christmas time are always difficult but please do not add to your stress thinking you are inconveniencing the Funeral Director. You are not. Funeral Directors are here to help during the tough times regardless of what day it is.

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Green Cremations and Green Burials

June 12th, 2017

Environmentally conscious Californians considering green burials, I have some good news for you. Even though cremations, when done correctly and responsibly, are already considered kinder to our planet than conventional burials, there are ways to make cremations or green burials even greener and environmentally friendly. As I have pointed out here before, cremation rates have …

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Tissue donation facts you should know

May 12th, 2017

Last month was National Donate Life Month (NDLM). As I watched the media coverage, I was reminded of a phrase that made a lasting impression on me: “anatomical gifts.” That’s a great way of describing tissue donation because that’s what it truly is. Voluntarily donating your body for research improves the lives of other people. …

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