Behind the Scene of the Funeral Home

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In an effort to help families understand the steps that are necessary in order to make final arrangements, whether when a death occurs or to plan ahead, Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services offers informative educational seminars.

These helpful presentations will give you a better understanding of what is involved when making final arrangements: the legal requirements and the practical considerations. Once you have attended these seminars, you will be better informed and able to make decisions that are appropriate for you and your family, no matter which funeral services provider you choose.

Our seminars provide attendees with ample time to ask questions during the presentation, and if preferred, our presenter will remain on site after the seminar for private questions. In addition, you will also be provided with information handouts.

We provide these educational seminars for both the general public and our allied professionals, including clergy, social workers, palliative care staff, hospices, and seniors residents ranging from independent living residences to long term care facilities. In addition, we provide the seminars at no charge and will come to your neighbourhood from Horseshoe Bay to Hope.

Here’s an example of recent and upcoming seminars:
June 2012 Municipal Pension Retirees Association – Langley Chapter
July 2012 Rotary Club – New Westminster
September 2012 Municipal Pension Retirees Association – Burnaby Chapter
October 2012 Langley Lodge – Community Wide Presentation
October 2012 TD Price Waterhouse – Abbotsford
October 2012 Auburn Residence – Chilliwack
November 2012 Municipal Pension Retirees Association – North Shore Chapter
January 2013 International Training in Communications – Burnaby Club
February 2013 Freedom 55 Financial – Vancouver

Here are some comments from people who have previously attended one of our seminar presentations:
“This presentation was very well done. I really appreciated the careful sensitivity you used.”
“I would recommend this information session as it has information that everyone should know.”
“The seminar presenter had easy to understand explanations of the various steps and services.”
“Excellent talk. Very clear.”
“Very well delivered seminar with a personal touch and interesting details for a tough time.”

“Information was VERY complete.”
If you would like more information on this seminar or if you would like to arrange for the presentation at your church, school, seniors’ residence, library, etc. feel free to contact me, Michael Godin.  You can reach me at 604-857-5779 or via email: m.godin@myalternatives.ca or simply just drop a comment below.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Michael Godin
Director Community Relations
Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services

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