This is the question that is will determine the future of the funeral industry:”Are Baby Boomers hurting or helping the Funeral Industry? For the Funeral Industry?” this is the funeral industry question of the decade? Will it be cremation, Alkaline hydrolysis(green cremation)? Will they go for Walmart caskets? Will the dead live on online? Will the boomers avoid digital death?
So with the Boomers’ history in mind, the following questions come to mind: Will funeral homes remain relevant? How many Boomers will chose to be cremated? Will the somber tones and creepy music of the traditional funeral be replaced with celebration and rock ‘n’ roll? Will there be religious services? Or, if it’s available, will they buy a funeral kit online or at Wal-Mart // [WMT 51.30 -1.74 (-3.28%) ]// and handle their own funerals? Will funeral services be cyber rather than in-person? Will the deceased live on as avatars? How will funeral directors communicate with Generation Y kids as they make funeral arrangements for their Boomer parents?
The funeral industry is at a crossroads, with change bearing down on it. The next five years or so will be defining. Demand will most certainly increase and the progressive contingent will prepare, change and dramatically prosper.
Bob Dylan pondered this idea when he penned the lyrics, “The times, they are a changing….” And how!
Another important question is how will funeral directors approach generation y?
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