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Hospice Butterfly Release
Submitted by Scott Richardson on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 10:16am
Aug 21 2012 6:30 pm
Location:Northfield Hospital & Clinics Long Term Care Center
Northfield Hospice will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a butterfly release at a special commemorative event Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Long Term Care Center patio at Northfield Hospital.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
The butterfly release is designed to honor the memory of loved ones who have died. Susan Lohmann, director of Northfield Hospice, said the butterflies will add a spiritual element to the event.
“Butterflies are often seen as a symbol of transformation,” Lohmann said. “We hope this event will acknowledge in a meaningful way the mystery and even beauty that can emerge in the journey of losing someone we care about.”
The hospice program was created in 1982 to provide a circle of care for terminally ill patients and their families. Hospice emphasizes helping the patients live well and with dignity until death comes, whether it is in their homes, in a hospital or in a long-term care setting. Over time, hospice teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, pastors and volunteers have served more than 1,000 patients and their families.
People who want to honor a loved one in this way can reserve a butterfly with a $15 donation to Northfield Hospice. To order, call 507-646-1106.
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