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Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will hold its annual Light a Life Service of Remembrance and Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 25 at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. Area residents are encouraged to attend the service, which is offered each year by CHPC for residents to memorialize their loved ones.
The evening will begin with the Remembrance program at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located across from the CHPC offices on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. Following the service, participants will move across the street to the CHPC offices to view the lighting of the Memorial Trees and Towers. Music and refreshments will also be a part of the event.
Shauna Anderson, CHPC President and CEO, encourages all community members to participate in the service, regardless of whether or not CHPC was involved in their loved one’s care.
“The holiday season is a difficult time for so many of our friends and neighbors,” says Anderson. “We hope this service and memorial display, which will remain lit throughout the holiday season, will help them in their journey.”
CHPC’s bereavement support programs are open to all community members throughout the year.
In addition to the Light a Life Ceremony, the community is invited to participate in this special time of remembrance by purchasing memorial ornaments. These hand-crafted porcelain keepsakes may be purchased for $25 and $50 at CHPC offices or online at www.chpc.care and will be available up until Christmas. They make tasteful memorial gifts for friends or family members, as well as support CHPC’s mission.
More information is available regarding Light a Life on the CHPC website www.CHPC.care. Inquiries can be made by phone at 338-0033.
Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care provides end-of-life care and education to the residents of Chautauqua County. It also provides community-based palliative care to patients who may be undergoing curative treatment.