FCA Events

FCAGR Annual Conference
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm
JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave, Auditorium "C"

Talk: 21st Century Funeral Shopping
Do you want to pay $800 for a simple cremation—or $3,000? You do have that choice. FCA's Josh Slocum will highlight the results of a 10-city survey of funeral homes that evaluated prices and price transparency. Just seeing the incredible price difference for the same cremation at three different funeral homes will get you up out of your seat. Then, he'll hit the high notes of the FCA of Greater Rochester's price survey and show you how to use it to help not just your own family, but neighbors, in-laws, and other church members. Bring your grown children, or a friend you trust with your final arrangements. Don't take your funeral shopping smarts to the grave with you!


Speaker: Josh Slocum
Josh has been Executive Director of National FCA for 14 years. He has appeared as an expert on funeral issues in national media such as the New York Times, AARP Magazine and CBS News. Josh also has written articles in mainstream and funeral trade publications. Before joining FCA he worked as a newspaper reporter, and earned awards for business and financial writing and for coverage of law and justice issues.

The event is free and open to the public.