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Tree of Remembrance ceremony to be hosted Dec. 4

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.—RUTLAND— The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) will host its 30th annual Tree of Remembrance ceremony at the Franklin Conference Center, Howe Square in Rutland on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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 special guest speaker, Kris Francoeur, author of, “Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude Returning to Hope and Joy from a Shattered Life,” 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,” said 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 more information, call 802-775-0568.

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