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Doing funerals the natural way

Kevin Corrado. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wisconsin social worker Kevin Corrado, MSW, worked in hospitals for 30 years and often counseled patients who were facing death.

This article in the Wisconsin State Journal says after retiring Corrado has chosen a new career that deals with death.

He now helps clients arrange “green,” or environmentally sensitive funerals, for departed family members at the Natural Path Sanctuary in Verona.

Corrado helps clients select coffins made of grasses,  raw pine and other materials that degrade in the soil without releasing chemicals or other contaminants.

“We don’t allow the body to be embalmed as chemicals from the embalming fluid can leach into the soil,” he said.

Social workers help clients and their families deal with the process of dying. To learn more, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Death and Dying website by clicking here.

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