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Originally published: 2013-11-13 14:58:37
Last modified: 2013-11-13 14:59:19

Hospice to hold community memorial service

by Staff Reports

Medi Home Hospice of Watauga County (formerly High Country Hospice) will recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month with a memorial service for local families who have lost loved ones in the last year.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at First Baptist Church of Boone's auxiliary chapel in honor of anyone who has died between October 2012 and October 2013.

The National Honor Guard will present the colors in honor of fallen veterans, and the First Baptist Church choir will provide special music. Hospice staff will offer a message of hope, and light refreshments will be served afterward in the church fellowship hall.

Anyone who has suffered loss in the past year is welcome to attend.

Hospice is a holistic approach to health care that offers quality of life and dignity to those diagnosed with a terminal illness. The organization strives to provide the best in physical, mental and spiritual care to patients and their families.