New York State Funeral Directors Association

Students attending Ulster BOCES Health Occupations Explorations Program (HOEP) at the Career & Technical Center had a unique experience exploring the career responsibilities of a funeral director.

At first glance, the career of a funeral director may not seem closely related to heath occupations.

However, coursework in anatomy, physiology, and pathology are often required for practitioners, linking the field very closely with the HOEP curriculum.

Youths in Halloween Costumes

This blog usually focuses on death and dying, but the candy corn must have gotten to me.

My thoughts are stuck on this week’s pseudo holiday Halloween – once considered “hallowed evening,” so that’s my focus this week.

It wouldn’t take an outsider long to figure out that Halloween in America has turned into another commercialized excuse to celebrate – and there’s actually nothing to really celebrate.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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