Why Your Funeral Director Will Likely Be Female

Funeral director Jan Smith of Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis guides a casket into a hearse. [Photo credit: courtesy of Jan Smith]

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Jan Smith was in the final semester of her training to be a funeral director when her 8-year-old nephew died after a heart transplant.

Her family’s heartbreak deepened her understanding of the value of the work READ MORE

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next Avenue

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained READ MORE

Founder’s Day celebrates 69 years of senior service

Alice Kalb, a widow who requested a home for seniors, helps break ground in Newton, Kan., at the site that would become the first Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America community.

Employees of Wichita Presbyterian Manor will observe the founding of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America this month, as the company celebrates 69 years of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values. The company has locations in Kansas READ MORE