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Remembering loved ones at Pomerene Hospital

Annual Memory Garden Memorial and Butterfly Release is Sunday, June 25

Published: June 24, 2017 5:00 AM
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MILLERSBURG -- Pomerene Hospital is hosting its annual Memory Garden Memorial and Butterfly Release on Sunday, June 25. The ceremony will include a butterfly release and special music. All are welcome. The memory garden is situated behind the Amish House and employee parking lot.

The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Music begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a devotional placement of new memorial stones and a monarch butterfly release. The event will take place rain or shine and those attending will be shaded under a tent. A dessert reception will immediately follow.

The memory garden, which was constructed in 2011, serves as a place where families can go to pray and remember their loved one. Families can sign a memory book and enjoy the serenity of the garden.

The memory garden is a part of Pomerene Hospital's bereavement program called "Lifting Hearts." The program addresses individual needs of families who have experienced an early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant death. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach to reach out to grieving families from the moment their baby dies through the period of grieving.

For more information on the memorial and butterfly release, please call Pomerene Bereavement Coordinator Toni Mishler at 330-231-8530.

The Pomerene Hospital Community Outreach screening scheduled for July 4 in the Mount Hope Medical Center will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 11. Times will remain the same, 7 to 10 a.m. For more information on Pomerene Hospital's community outreach screenings, call 330-674-1584, ext. 1764.


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