2016 Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:00-4:00 pm
Annual Meeting and Program

Rockridge Retirement Community, 25 Coles Meadow Rd, Northampton, MA  

Cremation: Pros, Cons, & Environmental Impact 

A panel of informed volunteers discussing issues and answering questions. 

Updated information about cremation options, and PRICES, in Western Massachusetts. One option ceased when Eternal Blessings (Guilford, VT) stopped accepting customers from MA, and then went out of business.  Eternal Blessings had specialized in direct service to families.  What other crematories help families directly?

Why focus on cremation? The rate of cremation in the U.S. has now surpassed burials, according to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The rate of cremation is expected to grow to 89.4% by 2035, according to the NFDA Cremation and Burial Report released in June 2016.

Is this trend towards cremation good news? That depends...  Come hear our panelists.