LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will hold its annual Tree of Memories celebrations on Saturday, Dec. 13 in five towns throughout the Lakes Region.
Ceremonies will occur simultaneously at 11 a.m. at Huggins Hospital Medical Arts Lobby in Wolfeboro, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Main Street Building in Ossipee, and the town halls in Wakefield and Alton. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This event provides an opportunity for family, friends and neighbors to remember a loved one by placing an inscribed porcelain dove, a symbol of serenity, peace and tranquility on a lit tree. At each celebration, the names of those being remembered will be read aloud and prayers will be offered.
Hundreds of doves are requested each year. Proceeds from the Tree of Memories are used to improve the quality of life for people who are served by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.
The hospice philosophy recognizes that the dying process is a part of the normal process of living and focuses on enhancing the quality of remaining life. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a supportive community, individuals and their families discover that though sorrow lingers, love is stronger.
To purchase a dove in the name of a loved one or friend, contact Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice at 603-524-8444 or visit our website www.centralvna.org. Organizers urge that to ensure that a requested dove will be ready for the ceremony, the request should be made by Dec. 8.