SHERIDAN — Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Hospice of the Big Horns held its annual Celebration of Life ceremony Sunday evening at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.
Approximately 80 people gathered with hospice staff and volunteers to celebrate the lives of the patients that HBH has served over the last year.
The event included music, artwork and candles lit by those in attendance in honor of their loved ones.
Nearly 80 candles were lit including 56 for current hospice families.
Hospice care is an approach to caring for terminally ill individuals whose goals of care are quality of life, not just its length, and helping patients to remain as alert and comfortable as possible so their final days may be a meaningful time for them and their loved ones.
With hospice, care continues after the death of the patient through a bereavement program designed to address the particular needs of surviving family and friends. The Celebration of Life ceremony is partially reflective of that care.
The Hospice Care Team includes a number of volunteers. To find out more about volunteer opportunities contact Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Baker at 672-1083.