A Wonderful Place to Engage at Every Age

Shelves line a wall of the playroom, where the toys wait for the Bancrofts’ grandchildren to visit. A bulletin board displays the grandchildren’s artwork.

EDITOR’S NOTE: May is celebrated nationally as Older American’s Month. “The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The 2018 theme, Engage READ MORE

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