Michael Anderson, owner of Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian Michigan, announces the recent renewal of the Certified Preplanning Consultant Designation for Sharon Rickaby, an employee for more than 20 years.
Online PR News – 15-November-2013 – Adrian/Michigan – Many families seek help with funeral preplanning, and they value working with a specialist who upholds the highest levels of integrity and standards of conduct when planning funerals in advance. Michael Anderson, owner of Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian Michigan, announces the recent renewal of the Certified Preplanning Consultant Designation for Sharon Rickaby, an employee for more than 20 years.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who assist with funeral pre-arranging. In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, candidates must meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. CPC’s must demonstrate their ongoing professional commitment by fulfilling specific requirements as they renew their certification every four years.
“While working for our three funeral home locations, Sharon has helped thousands of people take care of their funeral prearrangements,” said Anderson. “She shows true compassion and a caring personality while helping people with these important end-of-life decisions. Many families have approached us after losing their loved ones, thanking us for helping them through the process and commenting that they could have a calm closure to the relationship because all the funeral details were handled in advance.”
Funeral preplanning helps people think through some decisions that may be difficult for family members later, when the stress of losing a loved one seems overwhelming. The process helps individuals gather vital information and voice their preferences about funeral services or memorial ceremonies, down to the finite details if they wish. It also helps individuals consider future needs for their loved ones, so that they can have peace of mind about settling important matters now, before they are physically or mentally unable to.
NFDA’s Certified Preplanning Consultant program was established in 1997. “Those who have earned the CPC designation have achieved a unique career distinction that is highly valued by families that want to plan meaningful funerals in advance,” according Colleen Murphy Klein, who manages the program.
About Anderson Funeral Home
For over 25 years, Anderson Funeral Home has provided Lenawee County, Michigan with a variety of funeral preplanning services, and they continue their “Heritage of Caring” by giving back to the community through support programs, charity drives, and event sponsorship. First-generation funeral directors and their staff at Anderson Funeral Home have locations in Adrian, Tecumseh, and Blissfield Michigan.