Please join us in person as we come together as a community for our annual ANGELS AMONG US remembrance service to honor those who have passed away and continue to live on in our memories.
Remember your loved ones with music, meaningful reflections, candle lighting, ornaments to personalize, and refreshments. All family and friends are welcome.
We also invite you to join our online 2022 CANDLELIGHT TRIBUTE where the name of your loved one will shine online through the holidays. Please send us the name(s) of your remembered loved one(s) by December 1st by going online to vna.health/aau2022.
See our 2021 Candlelight Tribute and our 2020 Candlelight Tribute.
The need for bereavement care and support is greatest throughout the holiday season, as memories and traditions can bring up grief and loss. As we are nearing three years of living through the COVID pandemic, the power of gathering together, even remotely, is profound for our community.
We share the names of those who have died and who live in our memory. We light candles in their honor. We acknowledge the humanness of our unique relationships — the possible hurts as well as the joys — and the range of emotions (sorrow, gratitude, anger, regret, anxiety, disbelief and many others) that may be present.
We weep — and we smile — knowing our beloved friends and family who have died are with us still, in our hearts. We refresh our souls with heartfelt stories and music. Most of all, we know we are not alone, and we feel the strength and solidarity of our beloved community.
The VNA Health Bereavement team has been acutely aware of the collective grief, pain and stress the pandemic has caused. We have felt the worry, fear and uncertainty in ourselves as well as in the many people we serve. But we are still a community, and we are all in this together.
We invite you to participate in these additional opportunities to help you during these difficult times. Click here for more information about our Programs and Events.
Loss of any kind is never easy, but it may help knowing where you can turn during this difficult time.
Our Bereavement Care team will continue to support you with telehealth grief counseling, advice, and other resources, free of charge and open to the community. Please know that we are here for you and that we understand the need to grieve and feel less alone. From our hearts to yours, we send strength and peace.
To view online resources for grief and loss please click here.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a bereavement counselor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our general bereavement number 805.308.9602.
Una consejera bilingüe está disponible para proveer consejeria del duelo sin costo en español. Llame a Mara Petrick, LCSW al (805) 690-6296 o envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com.