Tag Archives: Funeral home

Dogs Comfort The Bereaved in Funeral Homes

Our four-legged friends can help to ease grief

Dogs have been known to comfort us in our greatest times of need. And now, funeral directors across the nation have begun to utilize our furry friends’ sympathetic nature. Therapy dogs have been commonplace in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Getting Assistance with Thank You Notes

Bereavement makes it hard to acknowledge acts of kindness

Our Tip of the Month Before, during and after a death, friends, family and neighbors often give assistance to the primary caregiver. They may bring food, help with childcare, send flowers, do chores around the house and run errands. They … Continue reading

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The Tradition of the Spanish Funeral

Fast interment, above ground niches, remaining close to the body

Different countries have different funeral traditions. The Spanish funeral focuses, among other things, on a rapid burial or interment. Many deaths in Spain occur in the home. The sick person’s loved ones usually start to prepare for the death a … Continue reading

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What Is the Current State of the Funeral Home Industry? An Interview with Glenda Sheffield: Part Two

A funeral home director gives her thoughts on green burials and talks about new directions her business is going

Welcome to Part Two of our interview with Glenda Sheffield. (You can find Part One here.) Glenda is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home industry in … Continue reading

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What is the Current State of the Funeral Home Industry? An Interview with Glenda Sheffield, Part One

A funeral home director offers her thoughts about the funeral home industry and its changing landscape

Today SevenPonds speaks with Glenda Sheffield. She is the founder, owner and Senior Director of Sheffield Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been in the funeral home business in one capacity or another for more than 30 years. Included … Continue reading

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Funeral Home Weddings Are On the Rise

"'Til death do us part" could come full circle for some couples

The appeal of funeral home weddings is easy to understand. A Pew Research study released in 2015 found that a growing number of U.S. adults do not identify with a particular religion. Thus, the need for secular wedding venues is … Continue reading

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