Forrest General Hospice, Asbury Hospice House, and Forrest General’s Palliative and Supportive Care hosts Annual Memorial Service
Forrest General Hospice, Asbury Hospice House, and Palliative and Supportive Care held their annual memorial service on Saturday, March 9, at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center to honor the memory of patients who passed away while on hospice and palliative care services this past year. All family members and friends of those patients were invited to attend. There was a balloon and butterfly release and reception following the service.
“Our annual Hospice and Palliative Care memorial service is a celebration of life and precious memories of the loved ones lost over the past year. Our staff and volunteers reconnect with family members, and this is an important part of bereavement and emotional support. The service is very special to all who attend,” said Rebecca Pardue, director of Forrest General’s Home Hospice and Asbury Hospice House.
During times of serious illness and loss, hospice is instrumental in providing care and improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice care emphasizes maintaining dignity, improving quality of life and providing compassionate care and comfort during a difficult time.
“Our annual hospice memorial service is a day of reflection and remembrance and an opportunity for our staff to celebrate the lives and memories of our patients with their loved ones. It serves as a ministry opportunity highlighting hospice and palliative care in our community,” Rev. Ken Roberts, chaplain and bereavement coordinator for Forrest General Hospice and Asbury Hospice House.
For more information on Forrest General Hospice, call 601-288-2500.
Caption: Nicole Rayburn, office manager, Asbury Hospice House, releases butterflies as guests look on after the memorial.