Community Invited to Find Comfort for Grief and Loss at Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service

Sunnyvale, CA — November 13, 2014 – The general community is invited by Pathways Home Health & Hospice to its annual Celebration of Light Memorial Service on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park, off of Highway 92 at Skyline Boulevard, San Mateo, California.

The dark of winter and the upcoming holiday season can seem cold and lonely for those who are grieving. Community members who attend the Pathways Hospice Celebration of Light Memorial Service will find a reflective, caring and quiet environment where they can honor the memory of their loved ones.

celebration-of-light-candleParticipants light a candle of remembrance, join others who understand what they are going through, and listen to inspirational and comforting readings. Attendees may bring a picture or memory object in honor of their loved ones to place on a special memory table during the service. 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. Pathways’ many bereavement 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@pathwayshealth.org.

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 37 years. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a 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 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 2014 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 https://www.pathwayshealth.org/