Grand Lake Hospice first annual memorial flower planting

Staff report

ST. MARYS — Grand Lake Hospice would like to invite the public the first annual flower planting of the Healing Memories Garden.

On Tuesday, May 24 at 5 p.m., the group will meet at the High Street shelter house in St. Marys, Ohio. Together everyone will plant flowers at the entrance of this area in memory of their loved ones. Volunteers and staff will be available to plant the flower for anyone who is unable. The flowers have been donated for this event.

Following the planting, there will be a prayer of dedication and a ceremonial balloon release. Cookies and drinks will then be provided for a time of fellowship in the shelter house. Please RSVP by calling 419-394-3387, ext. 4035 so they will have the flowers and balloons ready to recognize your loved one.

Grand Lake Hospice provides care through a multi-disciplinary team who work together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family in need of end-of-life care. This specialized care provides symptom management, emotional support, spiritual support and psycho-social intervention. Grand Lake Hospice addresses issues most important to the patient’s needs and wants at the end of their life focusing on improving the patient’s quality of life.

Grand Lake Hospice is dedicated to meeting the needs of patients in Auglaize, Mercer and parts of Allen and Shelby counties. This dedication includes being there for families in need of bereavement support.

We encourage you to be a part of this inaugural event and plant a flower in memory of your friend or loved one. For additional information contact: 419-394-3387, ext. 2810.

Staff report