|Welcome to the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Rochester: serving Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, and parts of Orleans, Seneca, and Yates counties since 1957.
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Rochester, Inc. (FCAGR) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian association of consumers, dedicated to informing its members and the general public about funeral practices in New York. Members share the belief that simple and affordable funeral and memorial arrangements can best be achieved by careful planning. The Alliance, founded in 1957 as the Rochester Memorial Society, is one of more than 100 similar societies affiliated with the Funeral Consumers Alliance, Inc.
IF you believe...
that money spent on elaborate funerals could be spent more wisely.
IF you prefer...
a funeral that is simple, dignified and reasonably priced.
IF you agree...
that it is better to make plans in advance and put them in writing.
IF you wish...
to spare your family and friends from making the difficult decisions that must be made at the time of your death.
you will want to be a knowledgeable consumer and become a member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Rochester.
If you have ever purchased life insurance or made a will, you've already faced the fact that you will, one day, die. Out of consideration for your family you have designated how your earthly goods are to be disposed of. The FCAGR urges you to take the next step and designate how your body is to be disposed of when you die.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
As a new member of the Alliance you will receive a packet of information explaining the various options available to our members including:
Information on funeral planning from a consumer's point of view.
Forms to fill out that provide your survivors with specific instructions about the type of funeral you prefer.
A list of cooperating funeral homes and the prices each charge to provide final arrangements for Alliance members.
Continuing benefits include:
An annual newsletter about FCAGR activities and related topics.
An invitation to the annual business meeting of Alliance, which includes election of officers, and speakers or panels discussing subjects of general interest to our members.
The satisfaction of supporting an organization committed to consumer education and consumer protection.
Peace of mind knowing that you have made it easier for survivors to make arrangements at the time of your death.