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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Light a candle, share a Christmas story – remember a loved one

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Family members, friends and other loved ones. They may be gone but their memories endure within us.

And that is why Franciscan VNS St. Francis Hospice is hosting Season of Sharing – Christmas Remembrance, Thursday, Dec. 10, at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd.

The event, which starts at 7 p.m., invites the community to a gathering to remember loved ones during a special candle-lighting ceremony, offers families a chance to share an anecdote or memory about a loved one.

Each family is encouraged to bring a photo and display it on the table of honor. There also will be special choir and soloist music and the singing of Christmas carols, along with refreshments.

For more information about this event, contact Karla Riggs Norton at 317-528-2636; or Jeff Hauersperger at 317-528-2099

Franciscan VNS St. Francis Hospice provides a sense of dignity and compassion to both the patient and the family. Our team of professionals and volunteers provides kind and competent hospice care to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. 

Franciscan Hospice House recently was completed and is expected to accept patients in January 2016.