July 1: Virtual Visits, a Reimagine Festival Conversation

Jun 24, 2020 | 0 comments

AFTR Reimagine Event

On July 1, join in the online conversation introducing AFTR, technology that helps with modern-day mourning. With funerals and in-person interactions impacted by social distancing, AFTR provides a new way to stay connected. This event is part of Reimagine: Life, Loss & Love, a Worldwide Virtual Festival.

Virtual Visits: A New Concept in After Death Care, takes place at noon EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 1. Sign up at this page to participate.

Funerals, memorial services and mourning have been dramatically affected by social distancing requirements to fight the coronavirus pandemic. With mourning traditions disrupted, new technology and apps can help us stay connected to our loved ones in meaningful ways.

How can technology help? Join in this virtual conversation with Joseph Schechter, founder and CEO of AFTR in New York City, Omer Haim, AFTR’s Director of Global Business Operations in Tel Aviv, and Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

AFTR has created an app to virtually visit the resting places of loved ones, using solar-powered cameras in cemeteries. They also offer AFTR Messaging, enabling people to share digital messages and videos with loved ones after death has occurred. Learn how you can stay connected forever.

Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love is a global community of interested artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, faith and community leaders, organizations and individuals, banding together to launch a Worldwide Virtual Festival on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully, during COVID-19 to amplify the end-of-life conversation. Review and register for all Festival events here.

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