Originality and Uniqueness
How will you BeRemembered? What are the words of wisdom that you’d like to pass on to your siblings, children, grandchildren, and other loved ones? What goals or wishes are on your bucket list? If you could send a message to someone you love, that’s securely delivered after you pass away, what would you say? Aurora’s BeRemembered.com is the place where you can record the stories, pictures, and lessons of your life to share with family, friends, and future generations – even after you leave this life. Launched in April, 2014, BeRemembered.com is already changing the way consumers think about end of life and funeral or memorial planning. BeRemembered.com is the first online community initiative in the funeral industry which allows consumers to record their life story in their own words AND plan their end of life celebration to share with family, loved ones, and a funeral professional who can bring their “Last Goodbye” to life. Tell your family about the important childhood memories with the My Biography questionnaire. Upload all of those old family photos to My Life in Pictures. Create a Bucket List to share with family or even Facebook friends. Record a video Private Message from your tablet or smartphone that gets delivered to loved ones after you pass away. Create a Timeline of milestone events that shaped your life. List your Favorite Things – songs, places, movies, foods. Consider how you want your Last Goodbye. What would you want guests at your funeral or memorial event to see, hear, or smell? What’s most important about your funeral or memorial event? Visitors to BeRemembered.com can record these stories and share with Guardians who unlock this content and share with family, future generations – and funeral professionals. Funeral professionals use BeRemembered.com to connect with families in new ways, from pre-need marketing to community partnerships with hospice, nursing homes, Veterans groups, church groups and more.
Practicality & Sustainability
When a loved one passes away, what happens to the stories, the lessons that only they can share? BeRemembered.com offers a way for you to record the stories of your life, in your words, to share with family, friends, and even future generations. When you create a free profile at BeRemembered.com, you are encouraged to nominate Guardians. You can share this content with Guardians before you pass away, or allow the Guardians to unlock this content after you die. Members control the privacy of their information, sharing only what they want with their Guardians, other friends or loved ones, or their entire Facebook network. Aurora, a leading funeral service supplier since 1890, has created this site to help families celebrate the unique lives that we remember and to create healing moments that last long after the 2 or 3 days of a funeral or memorial event. As a free service to consumers, anyone can start their profile and start to record the stories, pictures, and lessons of their life.
Quality and Design
BeRemembered.com helps consumers record and share their stories, pictures and lessons – in their words. The website design incorporates features for uploading pictures and video from tablets and smartphones. Imagine recording your granddaughter’s recital to your Life in Pictures, or recording a video message to your entire family that gets delivered on the first Thanksgiving that you will no longer be there for. BeRemembered.com securely stores user data, giving members complete control over who they share their stories and pictures with. The site also enables different ways to share information, via email or with Facebook, Twitter or Google + networks.
Benefit & Value
BeRemembered.com is of great value to the funeral director because it offers a competitive advantage to funeral homes. Aurora customers use BeRemembered.com to grow market share and revenue by creating more meaningful, personal funeral events, improving pre-need marketing and community outreach and building relationships with local hospices, nursing homes, veteran’s organizations, church groups and other community partners. While virtually every funeral home in America is listed in the Funeral Services Locator, funeral homes who want to become Preferred Partners receive tools to help them connect with families in their community. Beyond the value that BeRemembered.com provides to funeral directors, the site offers tremendous value to consumers – the ability to record and share their story, their life, in their words. Imagine the stories that so many U.S. Veterans have to tell, or the lessons that a grandfather wants to leave to his grandson, or a final “I love you,” that so many of us fail to say enough. The ability to describe the type of funeral or memorial event that I really want, but would never talk about. These are the real benefits and value of BeRemembered.com.