WilbertEDU® Sessions for October
Join in October 7, 2021 when Michael Nash, Director of Sales & Customer Support for Wilbert Funeral Services; Mike Forbes, Vice President of Wilbert Memorials; and Craig Neal, Regional Vice President of Wilbert Funeral Services, present “The Three Omegas: Interment, Inurnment and Entombment.” This presentation will be broken down into three separate sessions to concentrate on education of the interment, inurnment, and entombment processes.
The first portion of the presentation will be a suggested overview of outer burial container terminology used daily by funeral professionals. It will go over the importance of educating families about outer burial containers and how that factors into the overall satisfaction level they have with their selection. As a funeral professional, your knowledge informs and educates the families you serve. Part one of the presentation will also discuss what happens at the cemetery during the interment process and how a Treasured Tribute will be such an important final honor to a family’s loved one.
Secondly, as more people choose cremation, today’s funeral professionals need to be prepared to provide or suggest options for final disposition. Rather than leave cremated remains to a surviving family member or friend, it is our duty to educate and help people make their wishes known so that cremains don’t end up on the closet shelf or left in a storage unit. What are some other choices available today, and what are the benefits of these choices?
Finally, cemeteries spend millions of dollars to construct community mausoleums with high-end materials such as granite and marble. Families spend thousands of dollars on crypt spaces in these community buildings as well as in private estate mausoleums. What is being done to protect those buildings, their crypt spaces, cemetery employees, and the caskets of the beloved deceased that they hold in eternity? This course presents the challenges of mausoleum protection and how best to address them. Join us October 7th for this three-part seminar!
On October 21st Pierce’s Rick Rork will present another educational webinar about embalming. Rick works with Pierce serving the states of Missouri and Illinois and has served as a guest lecturer for many state, national, and international funeral service organizations as well as several mortuary colleges throughout the US and South America.
Rick’s topic is “Embalming the Jaundice Case.” In the realm of embalming cases classified as “difficult,” jaundice certainly ranks near the top. During this seminar he will discuss how the condition can adversely affect the presentation of the deceased. Further breakdown of the topic will include: health conditions where jaundice is commonly seen, possible safety concerns and misconceptions regarding “jaundice fluids,” embalming technique, solution volume, the importance of proper drainage, and the use of pre-injection chemicals and cosmetic dyes.
Jaundice is often a difficult condition to successfully overcome, therefore, the use of cosmetics will also be discussed, to include, airbrushing and the use of alcohol activated and latex-based cosmetics. Another great topic for funeral service!