Every year come springtime, Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice has its Service of Remembrance to honor those who have passed under the care of hospice in the preceding year. It is also a pivotal time for friends and family to come and re-connect with hospice staff they know while sharing memories of their loved ones.
This year, the service was held at The Congregational Church in Wolfeboro. The Tides of Harmony Choral Group of Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice sang lovely and comforting melodies while the names of those who have passed were read aloud and a candle was lit in their honor.
Staff members took time to talk with families and offer support and comfort while inviting them to enjoy some of the many baked goods provided by generous Hospice Volunteers.
In Laconia, the Service of Remembrance is held every November and also honors those who have passed in the preceding year.
Hospice Director and Chief Clinical Nurse Jennifer Laramie speaks of the service as “A truly moving experience as names are read and loved ones come to light their candles. It is a form of healing while also still mourning. It is one of the many ways we connect with loved ones within our Hospice program”.
In 1990 Grandmaster Dr. George Verigan started the annual Kick for Cancer Martial Arts Tournament. The purpose is to teach students how to give back to their community and to help them to realize that at some point in their lives we will all know someone who will need the services provided by hospice. Each year proceeds of this tournament go to support the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.
“What a great event,” says Brian Winslow, past Director of Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, “I was lucky enough to attend the Kick for Cancer last year and was surprised not just by the number of participants but also by the fact that competitors were coming from all over the country to be part of this event.”
This years’ Kick for Cancer is being held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the White Dragon Martial Arts of New Hampshire located at Gilmanton Elementary School, 1386 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Ironworks.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
Tournament to begin at 10:00 AM
For more information call (603) 387-0779 or (603) 545-2781