During demanding times, CARP members can alleviate stress with end of life planning

Each day, between work, family and our own personal lives, we’re constantly trying to live life to the fullest. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that many of us put off thinking about the end of our lives any sooner than we absolutely have to. Unfortunately, because of this avoidance, more times than not, the burden of planning our funeral arrangements is left up to our friends or family.

Dignity Memorial® providers – a premier network of more than 1,600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers across North America – is trying to change this common practice by helping people plan for funeral and cemetery services in advance – what they call “preplanning.”

Chris Marsh, a Dignity Memorial representative, elaborates. “We understand how busy people are and how easy it is to put off thinking about something that seems so far away. However, we work with grieving families every day, and we’ve seen how preplanning final arrangements can help make a difficult time easier for families who’ve experienced a loss.”

Not only can planning and paying for funeral and cemetery services in advance help you avoid paying much higher costs in years ahead, but it’s also a very responsible, caring act that can reduce stress for your grieving loved ones. Adds Marsh, “Making decisions now about your final arrangements can also help ensure that your final wishes are honoured.”

And as an added bonus for CARP members and their families, CARP has negotiated special discounts when members use the services of any Dignity Memorial® provider. They also offer members simple and affordable ways to preplan funeral expenses and lock in today’s funeral prices to help avoid higher future costs.

To get started, request a FREE Personal Planning Guide that contains valuable information about making funeral or cremation arrangements, as well as helpful worksheets to get you started in the privacy of your own home.

For your FREE Personal Planning Guide and to learn how CARP members can save an average of $1,000 or more on their funeral and cemetery arrangements, call 1-866-668-1842 or visit the Dignity Memorial website.

* This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other affinity group offers, discounts, savings certificates or promotional programs. The $1,000 savings is based on a 10% discount on funeral related goods and services that value $10,000 or more. Actual savings may vary. The 10% Savings does not apply to third party cash advance items or already discounted Dignity Memorial Plans, rather you would take the higher of the two discounts. This offer is subject to change and may not be available at certain locations. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that comprise the Dignity Memorial Network. The Dignity Memorial Network is comprised of licensed funeral and cemetery providers such as Cresmount Funeral Home – Fennell Chapel, 322 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton, ON L9A 1T2, La Maison Darche Services Funeraires, 505 Boul Cure Poirer Quest, Lonqueuil, QC J4J2H5, Glenhaven memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V5L 1T3, Foster’s Garden Chapel and Crematorium, 3220 – 4th St. NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3A5, Tubman Funeral home, 1005 Boyle St., Indian Head, SK S0G 2K0, Thomas Funeral Home, 669 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0X4, and includes affiliates of Service Corporation International (CANADA) ULC. To find the Dignity Memorial provider nearest you please visit www.DignityMemorial.ca.