Does the law require the use of a funeral home to plan and facilitate a cremation or memorial service?
If you’re the primary caregiver for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll have to assist in making arrangements to secure their financial future.
A cremation society is an organization made up of members who want to ensure their future cremation.
Unfortunately, many Americans pass away in care facilities without any life insurance policy or savings for final arrangements.
Often, when a needy senior citizen passes in a care center, the financial burden of burial, cremation, or any type of service becomes the responsibility of the family and relatives left behind.
At National Cremation, our funeral directors are frequently asked whether or not funeral expenses are a tax deductible expense. Although we advise you to consult a tax specialist who can answer this question more fully according to the specifics of your case, there are some general rules to consider when answering this question.
When a loved one dies, you’ll have to cope with a wide range of emotions. You may feel shock, confusion, sadness, loneliness, anger, anxiety, guilt, relief or any combination of these. Yet while you’re experiencing these emotions, there are also practical concerns you’ll have to take into consideration.
Upon receiving the Memento Kit that comes with a National Cremation prepaid cremation, many don’t know exactly what to do with it. The Memento Kit has a variety of uses, and it is much more than a fancy box. Here are a few ideas to help you take full advantage of this piece of your cremation plan.
If you or a loved one served on active duty or in certain reserve branches of the US Armed forces, you may be eligible for a Veteran’s Administration (VA) burial allowance and other benefits as a result of your service to our country.
The cremation of a loved one does not end upon the acceptance of his or her ashes. Some prefer setting up a traditional funeral or a memorial service to show how much a family member means. If you’re wondering whether you can have funeral or memorial services with cremation, National Cremation has the answer: Yes, you can.
Top 4 Places to Inter Cremated Remains in Florida If you’re preparing for an end-of-life ceremony and you’re considering interring cremated remains in the Sunshine State, you’re on the right track. Florida is one of the best states in the U.S. for cremation and memorials, not just because of the sun, ocean, and views. In Continue reading
In 1960, only 3.6% of Americans chose cremation. The projected cremation rate for 2015 is astronomically higher at 48.2%. That’s a 1,238.88% increase in the number of people choosing cremation over a span of just 65 years. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the projected cremation rate will continue to rise in the coming years, with 55.8% of Americans expected to choose cremation in 2020 and 70.6% in 2030.
Following the loss of a closely bonded owner or another pet, our pets can suffer separation anxiety or depression just as people do. Pet owners, especially cat and dog lovers can be sensitive to their pet’s grief.
Talking about end-of-life planning with your parents is no simple feat, as no one wants to think about death. However, planning for the end of your loved one’s lives can safeguard their well-being and put your mind at ease.
It takes a lot of courage to heal from the loss of a loved one. For many of us, reading a good book about grief is one of many helpful ways to recover.
We at National Cremation believe that each person has a unique way of grieving, so we came up with a list of the best books to help your personal grieving process. We are with you during this difficult moment of your life.
When a member of the military dies or is permanently injured as a direct result of their service, the government offers their loved ones a variety of benefits.
These offerings are administered through the Veterans Benefits Administration and can help provide security during a difficult and tumultuous time.
Writing an obituary offers a chance to notify others of your loved one’s passing, and is also an opportunity to celebrate life and share what made that person special to those who loved them. Because of this dual purpose, obituary writing often feels challenging, due to the great responsibility that the obituary writer carries both to the person who is gone, as well as to those left behind.
During funeral services, it’s not uncommon for friends and family to speak about what their loved one meant to them, but what happens afterward? When the departed has reached his or her resting place, can any following memorial services tell a complete life story? How can you say goodbye to your parent, grandparent, or friend in a delicate and meaningful way?
Experiencing the passing of a loved one can leave us in an emotional and vulnerable state of mind. Navigating grief during this time can make planning and executing cremation funerals especially difficult, and sometimes people take advantage of this. But there are ways to protect yourself and your finances.
Recently, cremation has become the most popular option for Americans when making final arrangements; it is more cost-effective than traditional burial, and it offers a variety of ways to memorialize our loved ones. Here are just some of the reasons that its popularity has skyrocketed within recent years:
Traditional memorial services capture the essence of a loved one. However, each individual brings something unique to this world, so you’ll want the memorial service to be unique to them.
If you’re wondering how to plan a memorial service, it is natural to gravitate towards the usual services – traditional burials, services at funeral homes. If you’re one to think outside the box, here are ten ways you can personalize your loved one’s memorial service:
For many children, the death of a loved one may be their first experience with the concepts of mortality, death and dying. For others, the death may come at a time when they already understand those concepts, but may not know much about what happens after. In either case, National Cremation recommends that you keep a child’s developmental stage in mind when discussing difficult topics such as death and cremation.
Cremation has risen in popularity in recent years due to its affordability and flexibility compared to traditional funeral and burial options.
However, many families do not fully understand the cremation process. We created this post to inform our National Cremation families and readers on cremation and clarify commonly misunderstood industry terms.
National Cremation Society in Jacksonville, FL is partnering with Azalea Health to sponsor Golf Fore Health and Wellness Day on January 17th from 10am to 2pm at River Bend Golf Links. National Cremation Society in Jacksonville and Azalea Health are the co-sponsors of this event. Azalea Health will be offering free health screenings. Additionally, they Continue reading
National Cremation and Burial Society in Sarasota, FL will be hosting an Annual Holiday Remembrance Event on Wednesday, December 6th at 11am. This memorial event for the dearly departed of the Sarasota community will take place at the National Cremation and Burial Society Sarasota office at 2990 Bee Ridge Road. Family members and guests are Continue reading
On Monday, September 25th, National Cremation and Burial Society in Fort Myers, FL served a community facing devastation from Hurricane Irma by preparing over 200 hot meals for the residents of Citrus Park, FL. The National Cremation and Burial Society (NCBS) Fort Myers team including Jeff Dellatto, Pete DiPaolo, Mykol Figaroa, Marie Hughes, Steve Kittle, Joe Levin, Continue reading
National Cremation Society Port Charlotte is settled into its new home and ready to service families by providing affordable cremation services.
Join National Cremation Service as they host an open house for a Summer Solstice Celebration on Wednesday June 21 at 11am.
National Cremation Society Lake Worth Office Relocates to North Palm Beach To provide compassionate cremation and funeral services to a new community, the National Cremation Society has moved their office in Lake Worth, FL to North Palm Beach, FL. This National Cremation Society office transferred two months ago to their new location at 814 Northlake Continue reading
National Cremation Society Fruitland Park, FL Sponsors Golf Tournament Benefiting Cancer Fighters and Survivors National Cremation Society is dedicated to assisting families through the toughest times in their lives, so they are proud to sponsor the 19th Annual “Go for the Green” Golf Classic which supports the fighters and survivors of prostate and ovarian cancer. Continue reading
When you are young, you hardly worry about the prospect of falling. Generally, the worst that happens is a small bruise, be it on your tailbone or your ego. Even if the fall is more severe than usual, broken bones tend to recover more easily when you’re younger, and you retain a greater independence during Continue reading
While everyone should take the time to consider their end-of-life plans with family and loved ones, that process is all the more important for veterans and active service members. There are several circumstances, benefits, and services these men and women will have to consider that don’t apply to the civilian population. These benefits apply to Continue reading
These days, eco-conscious decisions can be found in just about every industry. Across the U.S., more and more people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, limit their pollution, recycle more often, compost their biodegradable trash, and drive in electric cars – or just bike. The funeral industry is no different: Families have begun seeking Continue reading
Writing a will, like so much of end of life planning, can be emotionally difficult. Doing so forces you to confront your own mortality and make tough decisions about how you would like your family to proceed once you are gone. As difficult as this process is, it is necessary, lest succession laws govern how to settle your Continue reading
As part of a charity run by Blackston Financial Advisory Group, the National Cremation Society Fruitland Park, FL staff and other donors were able to raise over $9,000 dollars to benefit The Villages Honor Flight Network Saturday, May 21. “It’s nice to celebrate veterans and what they have done for our country,” said Sara McGovern, Continue reading
Staff of the National Cremation Society Fruitland Park, FL office, including service manager Sara McGovern, will be participating in The American Hero’s Health Fair sponsored by Ocala Oaks Rehabilitation Center. The health fair will occur at the VFW Veterans Village in Fort McCoy on Tuesday, July 12th from 9am to 12pm. National Cremation Society Fruitland Continue reading
National Cremation Society Denver is offering a new, modern way to plan and pay for quality cremation services online. See how easy end-of-life planning can be. As part of its efforts to use technology to benefit its community, National Cremation Society Denver is offering cremation planning and payment options online through an ecommerce website. The Continue reading
Atlanta Cremation Services Partner to Provide CE Course to Healthcare Providers National Cremation Service and Neptune Society are working together to provide a complimentary course for nurses looking to gain continuing education credits in Atlanta this July. Mark Musselwhite of Neptune Society in Atlanta, GA and Dorsey Thomas of National Cremation Service in Marietta, GA Continue reading
Helping Those Experiencing a Loss Over the Holidays Talking to friends who may have lost a loved one over the holiday season can be tricky. Most people don’t know what to say or feel helpless when their friends grieve in front of them. However, those in grief often benefit from the support of friends and Continue reading
Remembering Loved Ones During the Holidays It is difficult to lose a loved one, and the holidays can be a painful reminder of those who have passed away. However, remembering your loved one in small ways through the holidays can help to ease the pain and allow you to recover. Below are a few suggestions Continue reading
Hurting Over the Holidays; Ways to Cope with Loss Losing a loved one over the holiday season is heartbreaking. While everyone else is fussing over getting the perfect gift or ensuring they have all the best decorations up, the holiday season can leave the bereaved lonelier and sadder during what most consider the most wonderful Continue reading
National Cremation Society 2015 Winter Holiday Events The holidays are almost here! While some look forward to shopping and participating in winter activities, others are finding simple ways to help the less fortunate among us. For many, ’tis the season to spend time with family and remember loved ones who have passed. Toys for Tots Continue reading
National Cremation Service to Host Open House in Niles, IL National Cremation Service celebrates grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the surrounding community. Niles, IL (PRWEB) 16, November 2015 National Cremation Service, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services, will be hosting an open house and ribbon cutting Continue reading
National Cremation Society Celebrates Veterans Day The National Cremation Society is grateful for the services our brave veterans have provided for the United States of America over the years. To celebrate their achievements and their courage, the National Cremation Society is giving back to veterans through events and giveaways at some National Cremation Society storefront Continue reading
National Cremation Society to Host Open House in Jacksonville, FL National Cremation Society invites the local community to visit and celebrate their new location with refreshments and information. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) 19, October 2015 National Cremation Society, the oldest provider of affordable cremation services in the nation, will be hosting an open house at its Continue reading
Celebrities Choosing Cremation Cremation is a final needs option that’s becoming more popular today. It’s so appealing that even famous celebrities and their families choose it over traditional burial. The benefits of cremation simply cannot be ignored. With National Cremation, this service is affordable, simple, professional, flexible and environmentally-friendly. Here are five celebrities who have Continue reading
Many people don’t anticipate the financial and legal aspects of getting older. There are specific arrangements that many avoid even acknowledging until they are senior citizens. But, life is unpredictable, and it’s advisable to prepare for the future.
National Cremation Service of Atlanta, GA Runs Coffee for Seniors Event The National Cremation Service of Atlanta, GA is hosting a Coffee for Seniors event at the Spalding County Senior Center through September 30 to provide seniors in the community with coffee and information about National Cremation’s services. Coffee for Seniors started on September 1 Continue reading
Burial is a ritual act where we lay our deceased loved ones into the ground, often with fond belongings and prayers or speeches. However, the picture of a traditional burial like this has evolved through the centuries. Now there is much more to burial and many alternatives to this centuries-old human tradition.
To a person undergoing a painful experience such as the loss of a loved one, grief, mourning, and recovery takes time. If your loss is sudden you may feel that you never had the time to plan your loved one’s last wishes. National Cremation understands and guides you through this difficult time. That’s why we offer these grief support resources to help you through your emotional transition.
The National Cremation Service of Atlanta is proud to host a summer celebration Tuesday, July 14 to meet the community. Guests are invited to come between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm at the Atlanta storefront located at 1812 Powder Springs Rd SW, Ste. 2111, Marietta, GA 30064 to meet the staff and learn about the National Cremation Service.
If a pet-owning friend or loved one recently passed away, you may be faced with the question of what to do with the pets they left behind. Unfortunately, every year between 5 and 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters due to the death of their owners. Of these, approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats) when adequate homes cannot be found for them.
There is a certain finality to burial that cremation sometimes lacks. As you watch the coffin descend, you’re able to come to terms with the fact that life is over and you must say goodbye. But when you receive your loved one’s remains, there’s still one large unanswered question – what do you do with them?
While being asked to deliver a eulogy is an honor, the fear of speaking in public can be overwhelming. Talking about a difficult, stressful, confusing and painful subject like death can often make this fear worse. But take heart in the fact that you were asked to do this because of the close bond you shared with this person. You wouldn’t have been asked if the family didn’t trust you. Their goal is not to make you uncomfortable or make a display of your grief. They’ve asked you because they feel you are best suited to help everyone else say goodbye and remember the good times.
Memorial Day isn’t just an extra day off work or a reason to decorate your porch with red, white and blue. While many of us will spend the day enjoying the spring weather, possibly attending a barbecue or cookout with friends, family or neighbors, we should all take the time to stop and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and what we’re actually celebrating.
April 24 was an unusually hot day, but three new members of National Cremation’s Fruitland Park office spent it in the fight against cancer as part of the Relay For Life movement, which took place at the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages.
National Cremation, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services, celebrates National Nurses’ Day on May 6 with a free doughnut breakfast for nurses. The breakfast will take place from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dev’s Donuts in Marietta, Georgia. Nurses, hospice workers, student nurses, and other care workers in the nursing profession can join the National Cremation Atlanta’s team at Dev’s, located in the Grove Park Plaza at 1812 Powder Springs Road Southwest, Suite 2115 on May 6 for free doughnuts and the opportunity to learn more about funeral services and end-of-life options such as cremation from the NCS team.
With death comes grief – and a host of other difficult decisions, mundane details and crucial choices. Among the many things you’ll have to deal with are how to access and/or cancel your loved one’s various online accounts and subscriptions. If your loved one has not left a list of usernames and passwords or clear instructions for what they want done with their accounts and who should be in charge of carrying out these final wishes, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to get control.
Eligible military veterans are entitled to certain benefits when it comes to cremation and burial. If your loved one has been an honorably discharged veteran, National Cremation helps you obtain benefits in accordance with the US Department of Veterans Affairs service arrangements.
The Cremation Association of North America estimates that in 2015, over 44% of those who pass will choose cremation for their final arrangement. Cremation is an excellent affordable alternative to burial, but sometimes consumers have concerns about the process.
One concern is the possibility of losing or misplacing cremated remains. Dorsey Thomas, Location Manager of National Cremation Service in Atlanta, stated, “National Cremation understands the need to know for certain if the cremains we deliver to your family will be yours. As the nation’s largest cremation services provider and as licensed professionals in our field, we are bound by our ethical and professional obligation to serve individuals and families and to perform our duties to the highest standard of the law. We work hard to uphold the trust of the individuals and families that choose us to help them carry out their last wishes.”
The National Cremation Service, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of cremation services, announces a series of free breakfasts for end-of-life care workers and clergy at Dev’s Donuts in Marietta, Georgia. The breakfasts will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Monday morning through the end of March starting on March 16th 2015.
Community Appreciation Party Planned at Clearwater Office Community Appreciation Party Planned at Clearwater Office Clearwater, FL October 14, 2013: America’s oldest and largest cremation service company is giving back to the families who have consistently entrusted them with their final needs. “What we’ve actually done is build relationships over these forty years,” said Donald Politano, Continue reading