Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s 31st Annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Service of Remembrance

November 16, 2021 (Jacksonville, Fla.) - On Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, and Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, from 5:45 to 7 p.m., the annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Services of Remembrance will honor the memory of the loved ones that have been lost in a beautiful, inspiring program of music, verse, and reflection. Participants are invited to bring a photo of their loved one to display on the memory table. The Hadlow Campus will be illuminated with lights representing each patient served by Community Hospice since 1979. Our Chapman Campus will also be adorned with lights and both campuses will have evergreen trees decorated in white ribbons personalized with the names of loved ones.

“This year will be my 17th 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.”

Community Hospice warmly invites you to remember your loved ones at the 31st Annual Tree of Life celebration. You can participate in this meaningful and reflective event by attending one of the services:

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring
4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Stephen R. Chapman Family Community Campus
1355 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32084

5:45 to 6 p.m. Prelude Performance
6 to 7 p.m. Service of Remembrance

In addition to attending one of the ceremonies, you can purchase one of the gifts available to commemorate someone dear to you as part of this special evening and help support quality, compassionate care for the 1,600 patients and families we help guide each day.

For more information call 904.886.3883 or visit

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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


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