Big Bend Hospice invites you to a Mother’s Day Remembrance Service on Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM in the conference room of the Elaine C. Bartelt Hospice Center, located at 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, in Tallahassee. This special service will feature music, reflection and prayer and is open to the public at no charge. “Mother’s Day can be a particularly difficult holiday; there are greeting cards and commercials that serve as a constant reminder that your mother is no longer with you. It is a time of year that brings back your loss in a very real way,” said Wendy Vargo, a Grief and Loss Counselor at Big Bend Hospice. “This special time for reflection will allow those attending to remember their mothers in a special candle lighting service and find comfort and joy in their memories,” Vargo concluded. Again this year, attendees are invited to bring a photo of their loved one to display during the Service. Special children’s activities will be provided by the Caring Tree. Following the service, light refreshments will be served.
The first Mother’s Day Remembrance Service was held at Big Bend Hospice 6 years ago. “I appreciated that even though my Mother passed away many years ago, I can celebrate her life at this Remembrance Service,” said attendee Mary Powell. “I brought a framed photograph of her to last year’s service and it was really touching to see it displayed with photos of other mothers being remembered.”
Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end of life care. The Big Bend Hospice grief and loss counselors are available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla county who is grieving. If you would like additional information about the service, please contact Connie Palmer at (850) 878-5310, X735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.