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NFDA Offers Comments on Proposed VA Regulations
Posted: August 1, 2014
NFDA recently sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs offering comments on a proposed policy concerning reimbursements for caskets and urns for burial of unclaimed remains in a national cemetery when there is no known next-of-kin.
Cast Your Vote Now! NFDA Innovation Award Will Be Presented at 2014 Convention
Innovation abounds in the Expo Hall at the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo
For Immediate Release: August 1, 2014
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is looking to funeral service professionals to help select the recipient of the 2014 Innovation Award. Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors. The winner will be announced on October 13 during the Opening General Session of the NFDA International Convention & Expo. The NFDA Convention will take place October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn.
2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo: Call for Presentations
Posted: July 25, 2014
NFDA is looking for challenging, thought-provoking, innovative, and practical submissions that focus on helping funeral businesses achieve new levels of performance and service to families. We invite you to propose an educational session for the 2015 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo, October 18-21 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NFDA Cremation Certification Program is Coming to Ohio, Alabama and Maryland
With the increasing rate of cremation, it's more important than ever for you to be fully prepared to serve families that choose cremation. That includes having a firm grasp on your professional and ethical responsibilities to the families you serve. NFDA's new Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program was developed for all funeral professionals, whether they use a third-party crematory, own or operate their own crematory, or are thinking of owning a crematory. After completing the program, you will have a thorough understand your legal and ethical obligations during the entire cremation process, from the moment you take a decedent into your care, until you return the cremated remains to the family. Onsite registration is available for CCO programs taking place this week: August 6 in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 8 in Alexander City, Ala. Register in advance for the August 13 CCO program in Cantonsville, Md.
FAMIC Unveils New Have the Talk of a Lifetime Workbook
Posted: July 21, 2014
NFDA is proud to support the Funeral and Memorial Information Council's (FAMIC) national consumer education campaign, Have the Talk of a Lifetime, and encourages you to get involved. This campaign will help consumers understand that every life is special and worthy of remembering with a meaningful funeral or memorial service. With your help, the campaign will be successful and we will begin to change consumer attitudes toward memorialization. FAMIC recently unveiled a new 14-page workbook that will help families in your community to "have the talk" with their loved ones.
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