Hospice of Light honors former patients with tree planting ceremony

Tears were shed during a tree planting ceremony in Pascagoula in honor of those who died while in hospice.

Every year in November, which is National Hospice Month, the Hospice of Light honors those that passed in the last year.

Families gathered to watch as the names of their loved ones were dropped in a hole around the oak tree being planted near the walking trail at the Singing River Healthplex.

Afterward, families grabbed shovels and helped fill in soil around the tree, as a way to remember their loved ones.

Hospice of Light also offers grief recovery support groups for those that need it. Hospice Medical Director Dr. Lisa Bond said, “I went into medicine to begin with was to be a part of a loving, caring team again, not just for the patient as an individual, but for the families who are involved in that person’s illness and care. To be part of that is such a blessing to each of us on the hospice team.”

Individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one can go to singingriverhealthsystem.com and type bereavement support group in the search bar to get help or more information.

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