Holidays can be difficult times for those who have lost a loved one, especially if it is the first holiday season after the death. The Palladino Family Cancer Center is planning its annual Eve of Remembrance to honor lost love ones. This non-denominational service will be held on Wednesday, December 5, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center.
The service will feature readings, music, and the opportunity for individual names to be read and family members and friends invited to remember their loved one in a special way. Information on coping during the holiday season will also be distributed. Light refreshments will follow. Some people consider not celebrating the holidays as a sign of respect; others want to celebrate the season as a way of honoring the memory of the loved one who has died. Deciding the best way to celebrate is very individual. We offer Eve of Remembrance to our community to allow us to take a brief amount of time during a busy holiday season to remember those we have lost.