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 event provides 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. An optional walk will be offered after the ceremony to provide an opportunity for those who would like to reflect in guided meditation.
Social distancing and wearing of masks will be enforced to ensure the safety of participants.The event 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.