Oakland, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Pathways Home Health & Hospice invites individuals who are grieving to remember and honor a loved one in the company of others at an Evening of Remembrance Memorial Service, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 3-4 pm at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.
The Evening of Remembrance Memorial Service is non-denominational, and includes a short program with music, readings and support. Open to the public and free of charge, RSVP’s are encouraged but not required to 1(888) 905-2800, ext. 4241 or bereavement(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org.
The Evening of Remembrance program includes the creation of a remembrance bouquet. Pathways will have flowers available, but please feel free to bring a special or significant flower in honor of a loved one to place in the bouquet. Each individual flower in the bouquet represents a loved one and together the bouquet will remind us all of the beauty and love they brought to our lives.
“Grief can be very isolating. The loss of a loved one is particularly painful during special times, such as holidays, graduations and weddings,” said Chris Taich, Director of Bereavement Services. “Individuals who are grieving will find a place of comfort at our Evening of Remembrance Memorial Service. It is a good place to gain support and begin to heal from loss.”
For more information go to our website at http://www.pathwayshealth.org/grief-support/evening-of-remembrance.html
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, grief support groups, remembrance events, grief workshops, individual counseling, educational material, and community presentations.
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 36 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa 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 2012 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.
For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/