As the community’s free grief services provider, Tidewell Hospice and its colleagues are keenly aware of how many people are struggling with unprocessed grief due to COVID-19 restrictions. Families who have experienced such loss have missed out on funerals, celebrations of life and weddings.
Knowing how many people in our community have not had the opportunity to publicly gather and process their grief, Tidewell Hospice and the Tidewell Foundation are hosting free community celebration of life ceremonies.
The events provide a brief ceremony and an opportunity to gather to honor the loss of a loved one, friend, caregiver, coworker or even a beloved pet or change in life status.
The ceremonies begin with music played as guests arrive, followed by the program. Guests may have the name of a loved one read aloud. To have the name read, please bring the name written on a piece of paper and turn the paper in at the registration table.
Social distancing will be enforced and unvaccinated guests will be asked to wear a mask to ensure the safety of participants. The events will be outdoors and, in the event of rain, canceled and rescheduled for a later date. No RSVP is required. For more information, call 941-552-7546.