Episode 23 – Dying Alone & Postponing Funerals: How Death Takes a Hit During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Hosts & Guests

Mitch Albom

Lisa Goich

Nora Menkin

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About This Episode

Up until recently, when a loved one died, the family would plan a funeral. Family and friends would gather, comfort one another, hug, cry on each other’s shoulders and share in the ever-so-crucial grieving process. But COVID-19 has changed all of that. On today’s episode of Tuesday People, Mitch Albom welcomes guest, Nora Menkin, Executive Director of the People’s Memorial Association and the Co-op Funeral Home in Seattle, WA. Nora discusses how social distancing and the prohibiting of public gatherings has affected the funeral industry and, in turn, how people are able to grieve. With deaths from the coronavirus increasing daily, a new way of memorializing our loved ones will most likely affect you personally in the coming months. This episode is an excellent primer to see where the industry is heading and what you can expect as we all adjust to this new way of living – and dying.