The Redwood Area Hospital Hospice invites the community to join its annual memorial service May 6. The service not only celebrates the lives of those who were cared for by hospice, but also all loved ones from our area who have died.
“Each year the service brings community members together to support each other through the struggle of losing a loved one,” said Kay Peters, Redwood Area Hospital Home Health and Hos-pice manager.
A special part of the service is the lighting of the memorial candles in honor of loved ones that have died during the past year.
The service is being held at 5:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hos-pital’s education room or outside in the serenity garden if weather permits. Following the memorial service, everyone is invited to a time of fellowship.
The Redwood Area Hospital Hospice program provides comfort and support for terminally ill people of any age and their families.
Hospice emphasizes symptom and pain control as well as comfort and support for the people living with a terminal condition.
Hospice services include emotional support and counseling, medical supplies and equipment, pastoral care-counseling, 24/7 on-call nurse and bereavement follow-up.
For more information about the hospice program and this special event, visit www.redwoodareahospital.org.