Links

In addition to the many links already embedded in the text of this site, we can recommend the sites below as worthy of your time.

     Organizations

A consumer rights organization providing referral, educational and advocacy services in the field of funeral practices.  The national organization to which Funeral Consumers Alliance of South Central Pennsylvania belongs.  The resources at this site are so extensive we are again affirming its usefulness to you.  You can also download brochures on specific topics. ( www.funerals.org )

Also an alliance, this one of local and national organizations that creates education and action campaigns stressing the importance of deciding to become an organ donor, as well as the importance of informing one’s family of the decision.  A major initiative is correcting misconceptions about donation.  It maintains links to other national organ and tissue donation sites.
(
www.donatelife.net )

 

     Books and booklets

A state-by-state handbook detailing consumer rights for every state.  ( www.amazon.com/Caring-Dead-Your-Final-Love/dp/0942679210 )

 

Documents leading you through end-of-life planning.  Allows you to designate who would want to speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself and to let people know what level of medical treatment you want.  This is another approach to a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.  See ( www.agingwithdignity.org/ )

 

Harris offers a concise exploration of the modern funeral industry and a practical guide to getting to the grave more naturally.  ( www.gravematters.us/ )

 

          Urns and Memorial Art

  • One-of-a-kind cremation urns and memorial art, books and jewelry are handcrafted specifically to honor your loved one.  ( www.shineonbrightly.com  )