October 2023

Page A33 OCTOBER 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Section A www.ocularmelanoma.org Please Help us Support the Research and Treatment of Ocular Melanoma www.ampli.com 1-800-267-5486 In Memory of Nancy Roth, wife of Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox. Nancy recently lost her battle with ocular melanoma. Please help fight this disease with a generous contribution to: www.etrf.org Thank You for your support. Call: 661-250-1507 • Visit: www.XLIndustries.com Available Through Quality Suppliers Made in USA It’s time to upgrade your Display Stands! Providing the Best-Designed Tools for Your Services Since 1926. Dozens of products that give you years of service and store compactly when not in use. Lightweight and easy to take to gravesides or churches. Portable Folding Display Table Basket Stands “A” Floral Rack Nesting Stands Made in the USA in the USA Proudly made in our own local workshops Check out our blog: blog.ampli.com ampli.com • 1-800-267-5486 Multimedia ADA Lecterns PAs CUSTOMIZE any Lectern with your Company Logo At AmpliVox, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality Lecterns and Portable PA Systems, manufactured in the USA, for your funeral home and gravesite services CANA Launches Digital Badges and Certificates NEWS Educational Announcing Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Fall 2023 Speaking Schedule FORT COLLINS,CO— The Center for Loss and Life Transition has announced the locations of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2023 Fall educational keynotes and workshops. The content of these programs helps participants understand their own grief, learn how to companion others in their grief, understand the natural complications of grief, and recognize the significance of how when words are inadequate have meaningful ceremonies. Sponsors include hospices, hospitals, universities, funeral homes, and a variety of community agencies. Workshop locations include: Baton Rouge, LA; October 3-4, Omaha, NE; October 11, Cedar Rapids, IA; October 12, Des Moines, IA; October 1619, Fort Collins, CO; November 8, Las Vegas, NV; November 13-16, Scottsdale, AZ; November 28, Batesville, IN (Virtual); November 29, Pittsburgh, PA (Virtual); November 30, Victoria, BC (Virtual); and December 4-7 Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people. WHEELING,IL— For forty years, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has provided training for the modern cremation business. From the very first crematory operations certification to online education courses to the newest CANA-Certified Cremation Specialist program, CANA has proven itself an innovative and forward-thinking association. Now, CANA has partnered with Accredible to issue proof of this valuable training—digitally. Accredible allows associations and educators around the world to issue digital badges and certificates. Starting in September 2023, CANA-Certified Cremation Specialists and Crematory Operators will receive digital badges and certificates to demonstrate their achievements. Rather than relying on mail, certificates will be distributed by email in a format suitable for printing at the office and showcasing on social media or a resume. Displaying accomplishments is easier than ever with digital badges that attach to social channels like LinkedIn and Twitter or can be added to a website or an email signature. “It’s all about promoting personal achievement,” explains CANA Education Director Jennifer Werthman. “Recognizing the hard work of these crematory operators and celebrating their success. The badge on their profile shows their dedication to this profession and the families they serve.” Plus, these credentials are protected by blockchain security and cannot be copied or faked. Both employers and regulators can now verify that a printed certificate is legitimate and current from a unique QR code included on each certificate. These new digital badges and certificates provide convenient access, confidence and verification, and social proof of achievement. 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