Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service Provides Comfort for Grief and Loss

San Francisco Bay Area community members will find a reflective and quiet environment where they can honor the memory of their loved ones at a non-denominational, candle-lit memorial service. This memorial service is free of charge and open to the general public.

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Pathways Hospice Candles Warm Winter Grief

Pathways Hospice Celebratoin of Light Offers Comfort

Attending this comforting service reminded me that I was not alone in my grief. It was an important step in my healing journey.

San Mateo, California (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

The annual Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2-3:30 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park, off of Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, California. Community members will find a reflective and quiet environment where they can honor the memory of their loved ones at a non-denominational, candle-lit memorial service. This memorial service is free of charge and open to the general public.

Participants light a candle of remembrance, join others who understand, and listen to inspirational and comforting readings. There will be a memory table where attendees can place a picture or memory object in honor of their loved one. The Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service was created to provide a place of light and hope for those who are mourning.

“I attended the Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service just a few months after my wife died,” said Tom Hodges, past Celebration of Light participant. “Attending this comforting service reminded me that I was not alone in my grief. It was an important step in my healing journey.”

Pathways bereavement services are made possible through generous donations from the community to Pathways Home Health & Hospice. Services are available to anyone in the community and include: information and referrals, loss support groups, remembrance events, grief workshops, individual counseling, educational material, and community presentations.

RSVP’s are encouraged to 1(888) 905-2800, ext. 4241 or bereavement(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/grief-support/celebration-of-light.html.

Light refreshments hosted by Skylawn Memorial Park will be served following the program. Directions to Skylawn Memorial Park, off of Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, CA.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization which has served the Bay Area for over 36 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a remarkable group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That first year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in five Bay Area counties

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.