Each holiday season Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care presents our Light A Life Memorial as a tribute to loved ones who are no longer with us. This is a time of remembrance not just for the families we have served; we invite all community members to participate regardless of whether or not we cared for their loved one. There are several ways to participate- pick the one that’s right for you:
As we did last year we will be decorating our Memorial Trees with beautiful, three-dimensional reflective stars. A suggested $10 contribution will reserve an ornament in memory of your loved one and their name will be included in our printed program and Light Towers.
Keepsake porcelain ornaments are available for purchase. $50 round hand-cast cardinal ornaments are hollow and made of translucent porcelain that glow beautifully when a small tree light illuminates it. $25 porcelain hanging flower bells can hang on your tree or make a beautiful stand-alone memorial display. Those memorialized with the purchase of these ornaments will also be remembered with a reflective star on the Memorial Trees, as well as in our printed program and on Light Towers.
Memorial Service and Tree Lighting Ceremony
On Saturday November 25th at 6pm we will hold our Light A Life Memorial Service at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church across from our offices on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. Following this service we will move across the street for our Memorial Tree and Light Tower lighting ceremony. Music and light refreshments will allow additional time for reflection and fellowship.
Beautiful light towers in the yard of our offices will be illuminated with the names of all those individuals memorialized in our Light A Life program. The towers will be revealed and illuminated at the Memorial Service and remain illuminated through the holiday season for individual reflection.