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Funeral Consumers Alliance And Consumer Federation...

Death With Dignity?
Nation’s Largest Funeral Home Company Charges High Prices and Refuses to Disclose These Prices On Their Websites Read FCA’s full report on how SCI-owned corporate funeral homes charge up to 72 percent higher prices than independently owned funeral homes. Read more
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Learning from our Fellow Affiliates - A Valentine

by Alison Rector, FCA of Maine “What’s the biggest challenge at your FCA right now?”  This is the question I use to get to know colleagues at our national conference.  I really enjoy the encounters with fellow volunteers at national conferences, meeting new friends from around the USA and Canada.    Read more
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NPR News Investigation - "Despite Decades-Old Law,...

NPR reports on a two part investigation into the funeral industry, which includes interviews with our executive director Josh Slocum, funeral directors, consumers and regulators. NPR says, “We collected price information from around the country and visited providers. Read more
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Meet an Extraordinary Volunteer!

  Art Trimble By Marcy Klein What do you expect to be doing at age 98? Shuffling around in a nursing home or staring at a television set? Maybe not. Take a peek at the life of FCA “volunteer extraordinaire” Art Trimble, of Rochester, New York. Read more
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A new year's giving of yourself

By Karen Smith Most of us who make New Year’s resolutions aim at making ourselves better in one way or another. Rather than an expensive gym membership here’s a way to improve yourself from the inside and show support from someone who may be hurting.   Read more
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The gift of education for the holidays

–John Lantz, FCA National Board of Trustees. I was talking with Kathy Long, Executive Director of Peoples Memorial Association (PMA) and I think she has a really great idea! How about giving the gift of a membership in the local FCA to your nieces, nephews, and friends in the next generation? Read more
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Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine - Volunteers D...

FCA Maine celebrated home funerals and funeral choice at Death Your Way:  Caring for Our Own Dead,  a day of hands-on workshops and lively discussion in November in Brunswick, Maine. You can listen to volunteers from FCA Maine talking about funeral choice on Maine Public radio’s Maine Calling public affairs program.  Read more
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