Annual Meeting Archives

Educational Programs at past Annual Meetings:

2017 Answering Questions about Cemeteries: Joshua Slocum, Carol Coan, and Joan Pillsbury

2016. Cremation: Pros, Cons, & Environmental Impact 

2015.  Five (or more) Shades of Green, A program presented in conjunction with Green Burial Massachusetts

2014  Choices in After-Death Care: A Road Show from FCA of Eastern Massachusetts.

2013  Cremation Options and Trends: A panel 

2012  Gail Rubin, author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, spoke on "Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning.” 

2011  Your Last Gift: Anatomical Donations. A panel.

2010 Joanna Lillian Brown, author of "Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends”. 

2009 Panel on home funerals: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Home Funerals but Didn’t Know Whom to Ask” 

2008 Mark Harris, author of Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial, spoke on "Bringing Green Burial to Western Massachusetts”

2006 Hospice Care and Modern Medicine

2005  Mark J. Bemardin, co-author of book Choosing Your Path: How Massachusetts Residents Can Take Control of their Medical Care, Estate Plans, and Funeral Arrangements.

2004. "Funeral Prepay Pitfalls", presented by Mr. Byron Blanchard (Treasurer and Clerk of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts)

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