December 5, 2022 (Jacksonville, Fla.) - On Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, the annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Services of Remembrance honored the memory of loved ones that have been lost in a beautiful, inspiring program of music, verse, and reflection. Participants were invited to bring a photo of their loved one to display on the memory table.
“This was my 18th year attending the Tree of Life,” said Melissa Schoolcraft. “I started going to honor my father and now have made it a family tradition as my mother now attends to honor her father. I gain so much at this service as it helps me deal with my grief, reflect on fond memories, and makes me feel good knowing I’m honoring my loved ones.”
The Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring campus was illuminated with lights representing each patient served by Community Hospice since 1979. Evergreen trees were also decorated in ivory ribbons personalized with names to honor and pay tribute to cherished loved ones.
About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com
About the Foundation
The Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing philanthropy to enable Community Hospice & Palliative Care to fulfill its mission of being the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in the communities we serve. Funds raised by the Foundation through memorial giving, planned and major gifts, and events support unfunded patient care services and community benefit programs for those facing advanced illness and grief. To learn more, visit Foundation.CommunityHospice.com