Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is inviting members of the community to remember and honor their loved ones through its Lights of Remembrance memorial trees during the Christmas season at locations in Wooster, Orrville, Millersburg and Ashland.
“The Christmas memorial tree is an opportunity for those in the community to remember a loved one who has passed,” said David Hargrave, LSW, CCTP, CGCS, bereavement counseling professional with Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “We are honored and privileged to offer our Lights of Remembrance memorial trees to all members of the communities we serve.”
The memorial trees are located at the following locations:
- Wayne County Public Library (220 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio 44691)
- Orrville Public Library (230 N. Main St., Orrville, Ohio 44667)
- Holmes County Public Library (3102 Glen Dr., Millersburg, Ohio 44654)
Community members are invited to write the names of their loved ones on one of the cardstock ornaments by the memorial trees and place it on the trees. They also may share holiday memories or rituals that were enjoyed by them and their loved ones. The memorial trees will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 31.
If any community members would like to have their loved one’s name printed in The Daily Record on Christmas Eve, they should add their name to the Christmas book located next to the memorial trees. Names need to be recorded in the book no later than noon on Monday, Dec. 5.
For more information or grief support services, please call Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare at 330.264.4899 to speak with a bereavement counseling professional.
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.