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November 30, 2016

VNA hosts Tree of Remembrance ceremony in Howe Center

Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) will host its 28th annual Tree of Remembrance ceremony at the Franklin Conference Center, Howe Square in Rutland on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, a snow date of Dec. 13 has been set.

The Tree of Remembrance ceremony is a way for community members to reflect, honor and celebrate loved ones and friends who have passed away. The ceremony will feature music by the Hospice Trillium choir, remarks by Hospice medical director Allan Eisemann, M.D., recitation of loved ones’ names, the lighting of the tree, refreshments and fellowship.

“This ceremony is about families who have lost a loved one and their legacy,” says Nicole Moran, MSN, BA, RN and director of the Hospice program. “Our caregivers, volunteers and staff care deeply for the families of our patients and offer a variety of services to them to help deal with grief and loss. This ceremony is a beloved annual event and is just one of the many ways we want to honor and remember their loved ones for years to come.”

To add a loved one’s name to the wall of remembrance, to RSVP, or for event questions, please call 802-775-0568.

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