Jacksonville, FL (Nov. 27, 2018) –This holiday season, Community Hospice is giving the gift of hope to anyone in the community struggling with grief, and remembrance to those who have lost a loved one in our care.

After 40 years of compassionately caring for our communities, Community Hospice knows the holiday season can be challenging when grieving the loss of a loved one. People sometimes find themselves torn between the need to grieve and pressure to get into the holiday spirit.

“Your community is our community,” said Community Hospice 3A Regional Director Belena “Billie” Adkins. “We are members of your community, and you know us. We are your friends and neighbors, and it is our wish to help you through one of life’s most difficult journeys. So for this holiday season, we are spreading hope and remembrance as a way to say ‘thank you’ for allowing us to be your Compassionate Guide.”  

Leading up to Christmas, Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Columbia (December 13) and Community Hospice & Palliative Care of Putnam (December 17) and are offering Hope for the Holidays gatherings. These free, open-to-the-public workshops at Community Hospice offices share tools and techniques to help with feelings of grief and loss, refocusing energies on positive activities to honor and remember their loved ones.

For those who lost a loved one in the care of Community Hospice, they can visit its Putnam and Columbia offices to write the name of their loved one on a ribbon in remembrance, or Community Hospice can do it for them. Trees with remembrance ribbons will light up the entrance to each office, as a reminder of the lives entrusted to our care. 

The next Community Hospice office will open in Gainesville in the coming months, furthering outreach in North Central Florida. Members of the community are always welcome to join the staff or volunteer by giving back through sharing their time and talents. Veteran volunteers are needed to conduct veteran-to-veteran pinnings, honoring fellow veterans throughout the communities we serve for their service and sacrifice.

To sign up for a Hope for the Holidays gathering, go to CommunityHospice.Com/Events. To join our staff or become a volunteer, go to CommunityHospice.com.