Direct Cremation Online—A discussion with Cremstar.com CEO JG Sandom
When: Thursday, June 10, 7:30 pm Eastern, 2021
Cremstar.com sells direct cremations to consumers with all arrangements and payment taking place over the Internet. Read more
Peoples Memorial Association is a charter founding member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance federation, based in Seattle. They have a number of online workshops coming up!
To sign up, go here.
—5/25: The Story of Green Burial (presented by Brian Flowers from Moles Farewell Tributes)
—5/26: Aquamation and Evelyn (presented by Rachel LeBlanc from The Co-op Funeral Home)
—5/27: Choosing Natural Organic Reduction (presented by Morgan Yarborough from Recompose)
—5/28: Epilogues: Talking Death in Books (conversation between myself and Nancy Slote from Seattle Public Library followed by facilitated discussion with attendees)
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it will begin applications for reimbursement for funeral expenses of deaths due to Covid.
Here are some questions and answers. Please know that the details below are all the details we have. Read more
Hats off to Georgia legislator Marvin Lim, and to the Memorial Society of Georgia and the FCA of Georgia. Rep. Lim has introduced House Bill 525, which would require funeral homes with websites to post their General Price List prominently on that site. Read more
—Special thanks to the Consumer Federation of America for making this brochure possible.
Making funeral arrangements at the last minute can be stressful, expensive, and disappointing in terms of services received. Planning ahead can provide the following benefits:
—Significant cost savings, quite possibly cutting funeral costs by half. Read more
Senate Bill 1424 would require any funeral home manager to be a licensed embalmer. This restriction serves no consumer protection purpose. Instead, it protects and favors embalmers (as compared to non-embalmer funeral directors) who do not want job competition from non-embalmers. Read more
How to save hundreds of dollars on funeral expenses
With the unemployment rates still on the rise and household incomes decreasing, access to affordable funeral services is more important than ever.
A comprehensive survey of funeral home prices in Washington State shows that a family can save hundreds to thousands of dollars on funeral services by simply shopping around. Read more