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Hospice Light Up a Life - Tree Lighting, November 21

Adventist Health Hospice serving Tillamook County will hold the holiday tree lighting ceremony that kicks off its annual Light Up a Life fundraising campaign on Monday, November 21 at noon at the Tillamook County Creamery Association Visitors Center (Cheese Factory). Featuring special music by the Sacred Heart folk group singers, this celebration honors the mission of hospice while lighting up the holiday season with remembrances of people in our lives, both past and present, who are shining stars. A display with the names remembered holds a place of honor next to the holiday tree in the Visitors Center main dining room.

Light up a Life, Hospice’s only public fundraiser, officially starts with the Tree Lighting ceremony in November and runs through the Reading of the Names ceremony that will be held this year on Monday, January 9, 2017.

A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps to ensure that hospice care is available to anyone in our community with a terminal illness. Donations are gratefully accepted: by mail to PO Box 188 in Tillamook; in person at the Hospice office, located at 980 Third Street, Suite 400, in Tillamook: and online at AdventistHealth.org/TRMC/giving.

Hospice provides compassionate end of life care, including medications related to the terminal illness, equipment required to care for a person at home, and professional services to around 100 patients throughout the Tillamook region each year. The Hospice team, which includes a physician, nurses, aides for personal care, a social worker and chaplain, as well as volunteers, has as their sole focus supporting the person and their loved one along the last journey of learning, loving and reflecting together. While most insurances cover hospice care, each year there are some individuals who receive financial assistance for some or all of the services they need.

Family and friends caring for a loved one at home who is on Hospice appreciate as the Hospice team comes alongside to give care and support. As one person shared, “The difference from non-hospice to Hospice is like night and day…God’s blessings to your team!”

For more information, please call the Tillamook Hospice office at (503) 815-2486.