by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
The weather has grown cold (hello, polar vortex!), we’re starting to see holiday decorations in the stores, and gift-idea-loaded commercials are turning up on TV. That can only mean one thing. Our Light Up A Life gatherings are on the way!
What? Not what you were expecting? That’s fine. Light Up A Life might not be on the top of your priority list, but I’m here to tell you that attending one of these gatherings would be a great way to commemorate the beginning of your holiday activities. It will ground you; make you appropriately grateful for the great love of friends and family you’ve had in your life.
At our Light Up A Life gatherings, you’ll hear thoughtful readings, listen to beautiful music, and light a candle in memory of someone you’ve lost. You’ll feel a wash of emotions — sadness, love, regret, nostalgia, happiness. But ultimately, you’ll feel peace. It’s a gentle, cathartic experience that will set the tone for the coming weeks; Light Up A Life can become a place in your heart and mind that you can revisit when the crazy, hectic pace of the holidays starts to overwhelm you.
Our first Light Up A Life gathering took place last weekend, but we’ve got several more scheduled throughout the service area of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. The way I see it, you have two options. You could sit at home and watch another commercial for holiday shopping and get stressed out about how behind you are. Or, you could come spend some time with us and let the peace of love and memories surround you, protect you, and remind you of what’s truly important.
Join us at the following Light Up A Life gatherings:
Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Road, Charlotte
Tuesday, December 2, 7pm
Lincolnton Cultural Center
403 East Main Street, Lincolnton
Thursday, December 4, 6pm
Elder Art Gallery
1520 South Tryon Street, Charlotte
Thursday, December 4 , 7pm
Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster
8919 Park Road, Charlotte
Saturday, December 6, 3pm
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
19600 Zion Street, Cornelius
Tuesday, December 9, 6:30pm
For more information, visit our website at hpccr.org.