The holidays can be a difficult time for those who’ve lost loved ones. In an expression of honor, remembrance and celebration of loved ones, Hospice of Mercy will be lighting its Love Lights trees on Thurs., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
The lighting of the Hospice of Mercy Love Lights trees is an annual tradition at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Ave., Hiawatha. Each light signifies a gracious gift of support in honor of a loved one, helping Hospice of Mercy to serve patients on their final journeys, and their family members. To learn more about making a gift of support, call the Mercy Foundation at 319-398-6206 or visit www.mercycare.org/hospice.
The Love Lights celebration will include the tree lighting ceremony, carols, cocoa and cookies to honor Hospice of Mercy patients, families, staff, volunteers and the community.
About Hospice of Mercy
More than thirty years ago, Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of Mercy founded Hospice of Mercy – only the second hospice program in the state of Iowa. Since that day, Hospice of Mercy has provided compassionate, professional, end-of-life care to thousands of families in our community. The Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, at 315 18th Avenue in Hiawatha, is the only hospice house in the Cedar Rapids area.