Monday, November 30, 2020

Leader Links: Arlington National Cemetery Reopens to Public

By Leader Contributor Jessie Rigney Right now, our circumstances are changing almost daily due to COVID-19. Some businesses and places...

Selected Independent Funeral Homes Announces New Officers for 2020

Selected’s new Board Officers were officially installed on October 2 as part of the association’s first-ever virtual Annual Meeting.

Nominate a Deathcare Professional for a $250 Gift Card

During these difficult times, all of us at The Leader have been particularly inspired by our nation’s “Last Responders.” These men and women have found the courage to step up when our country needed them the most and continue to do so every day — even though the risks still run high.

Leader Links: Funeral Directors Hold Parade of Hearses to Call Attention to Gun Violence

As the world continues to grapple with the harsh reality of COVID-19 continuing into the fall months of 2020, here’s a look at some industry-related stories you’ll want to check out from around the world.

‘Tell Me How to Grieve’: Thoughts on Leaning on Ceremony After a Death During...

Without a funeral, what are the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost or will lose a loved one during the pandemic, regardless of cause of death, supposed to do?

Pet Loss and COVID: How to Help Families During the Pandemic

While the world is full of “can’ts” right now, there are so many things loving pet parents and pet care professionals CAN be doing. Whether the timing is an end-of-life walk or the death is happening right now, pet parents still desire the experience of knowing they could still have a meaningful end in the loss of a precious and loved pet.

NFDA Policy Board Elects Chris E. Christian and Bea Lewanduski to Serve on Board...

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Policy Board met August 1 and elected Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO, and Beatrice "Bea" Lewanduski, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association's Board of Directors.

Exploring the Natural Complications of the ‘WHYs’ of Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...

Mass Shooting Outside Funeral Home in Chicago; COVID-19 Continues to Take Its Toll

We start off this edition of Leader Links with some tragic news, following a mass shooting outside a funeral home in the South Side of Chicago.

National Alliance for Grieving Children Announces New Board Members

Following a nationwide request for nominations from child bereavement field professionals and an election by the membership of the organization, the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) announced that its membership and Board of Directors has elected Catherine Alicia Georges and Jim Price as members of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children.