The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is a membership organization comprised of organizations in nearly all areas of the death care industry.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime: An Outreach Program to Encourage Important Conversations
Have the Talk of a Lifetime is an outreach program and series of materials designed to encourage families to talk with loved ones about life, the things that matter most, and how they want to be remembered after death occurs. We have created resources for families to begin these important conversations and they are available at www.talkofalifetime.org. Many of our resources are available as free downloads.
Non-Member Group Orders for Brochures and Workbooks
Many groups from hospice homes, senior care centers, religious organizations, and others have found that the Have the Talk of a Lifetime brochures and workbooks are beneficial for use in group discussions regarding end-of-life planning. You, too, can include these resources in your discussions by ordering a supply of printed versions, at cost, with a minimum order of 50 copies.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime brochures and workbooks can be used in conjunction with our other resources including a planning checklist and activity guides, also available at www.talkofalifetime.org.
These materials are written to help family members thoughtfully share stories, remember what is important to loved ones and plan a meaningful, personalized memorialization in a sensitive and encouraging manner. Whether in group settings or in one-on-one discussions, Have the Talk of a Lifetime resources can help provide clarity during the hardest conversations.
The FAMIC Study
89% of adults over the age of 40 feel a dicussion about their end-of-life wishes would be meaningful
A majority of Americans believe funerals and memorial services are a valuable and important part of healing after the death of a loved one – and that funeral professionals can help them meaningfully honor a life.
The goal of this research is to better understand the personal values driving decision-making behavior as it pertains to funeral service and to learn more about attitudes toward pre-planning, cremation, monuments, cemeteries and other aspects of memorialization.