Service of Remembrance 2016


Ed Schwartz, Social Worker with Regional Hospice places a flower in memory of a patient

sorgroup250On a sunny Sunday in September, Regional Hospice hosted its annual Service of Remembrance in the Memorial Gardens at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing. Over 160 loved ones of patients who died on our hospice services attended the memorial ceremony led by Reverand Samuel Dexter, Manager of Spiritual Care. Set to the backdrop of melodious flute music, the service included short readings and words of reflection, and culminated with the reading of patient names. As each name was read, a member of the hospice care team placed a single rose in a vase symbolizing how we come together as a community to celebrate the memory of our loved ones.

Immediately following the service, attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the Chefs at the Center for Comfort Care & Healing, providing the opportunity to reconnect with the staff who cared for their loved one.

Regional Hospice gives a special thanks to the Fairfield County Flute Choir for donating their time and providing beautiful music for the ceremony and the National Charity League of Redding for donating their time at the service and supplying delicious homemade desserts.


Members of the Fairfield County Flute Choir


Mothers & daughters from the Redding National Charity League