CONTACT: Doreen Kelly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Outreach & Volunteer Manager, South Coast Hospice November 19, 2015
541-269-2986 (Office) / 541-297-3241 (Cell)
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES & THE EMPTY CHAIR
As we head into the holiday season we look forward to a variety of family, faith, and community activities. Often, each of us has a role in these cherished traditions. But when a loved one passes, they leave a hole. A chair at the table is empty.
Empty chairs change holiday traditions and the reality of loved ones gone before us becomes very evident. Many desire to find ways to continue to include these family members and friends this time of year.
For those who wish to honor the memory of a loved one, South Coast Hospice is holding “Winter Remembrance” ceremonies in Coos Bay, Bandon and Reedsport this December. It’s an opportunity to share in the remembrance and celebration of the lives of those who were so very important to us. There will be beautiful harp music, refreshments and the lighting of candles. South Coast Hospice Chaplain, John Sheese, will be guiding the ceremonies and those who wish to share their loved ones names and/or stories will be welcomed. Attendees can bring a 4” x 6” or smaller photo that will be displayed prominently. Everyone is invited to attend these free events.
Bandon’s event will take place on Monday, December 7th, at the Barn Community Center in City Park.
More information regarding “Holidays and Grief” and Grief Support Groups in Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille and Reedsport can be found on the South Coast Hospice website, www.schospice.org, at the SCH Community Bereavement & Education Center, or call 541-269-2986.
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