The Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS) was formed more than half a century ago by individuals who didn't want to pay the exorbitant fees for funeral services. Formed and run as a non profit co-operative, we arrange discounted funeral plans for our members in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Strathmore, High River, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber and surrounding areas . Members can save on average $2500-$5000 on their funeral arrangements depending on plan selected . Plans can be prepaid to lock in the price or can be paid at time of need. Our service providers must be locally-owned and operated.
DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A MEMBER?
If you are faced with dealing with the death of a family member with a CCMS membership, please contact our service provider in your area. You will receive immediately assistance with no pressure to make additional purchases. The funeral home representative will verify membership and share with you any instructions left by the member. Your next step will be to identify the appropriate plan. Learn more...
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McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
CBC teamed up with the Toronto Star to uncover pushy upselling and huge markups at Arbor Memorial, Canada's largest funeral home chain. Follow the hidden cameras into six funeral homes to see what the sales pitch looks like when you're dealing with the death of a loved one. http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/m/site/
Please note we sometimes receive calls from people thinking the Memorial Society of Alberta is the same as the Calgary Co-operative Memorial Society (CCMS). CCMS is owned by its members. We only contract with locally-owned and operated service providers. While the Memorial Society of Alberta is a legitimately registered society, it is owned by Dignity Memorial. Dignity is a large network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers with thousands of funeral homes across Canada. The parent company of Dignity is Service Corporation International, an American provider of funeral goods and services as well as cemetery property and services. It is headquartered in Neartown, Houston, Texas. SCI operates more than 1500 funeral homes and 400 cemeteries in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico. Read this concerning article on SCI by Bloomberg.
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Healthy Aging Events
September 27, 12:30 - 3:30 at Southland Leisure Centre
Do you ever wonder if there's a secret to aging well? Have you ever wondered what it even means to age well and how to plan for your future? On Thursday, September 27, at Southland Leisure Centre, join with other Calgarians to ask these deep questions and hear about the latest research that answers them.
Dr. Candace Konnert from the Healthy Aging Lab at the University of Calgary will explain what research reveals about aging well. For more information or to RSVP, contact AJ Matsune at email@example.com.
Resilience in Aging: Exploring people, places and policies
October 2 - 3, at the University of Calgary
Registration is now open for this two-day event. Both days are free and open to the public, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and anyone interested, or invested in aging and resilience in older adults.
The forum will host world-class leaders in gerontology, and will explore what resilience looks like, what it means for older adults and what role communities and policies can play in enhancing resilience across the aging population.
This venue is wheelchair-accessible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.210.7208 for more information, if you require support in relation to a sensory disability.
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