Also honors caregivers
On Thursday, Aug. 9, more than 125 folks from the community joined together with Angel Medical Center (AMC) staff, volunteers and physicians to honor hospice caregivers and in memory of hospice patients. Beth Hunter, an AMC volunteer and certified Hospice musician, played the harp.
James Bross, CEO, opened the service with the affirmation of the quality and dignity of life at the end of life. Jean Sprinkle, Angel Home Health and Hospice Director; Jennifer Wells, AMC Hospice Social Worker; Rev. Vic Greene, AMC Hospice Chaplain; and Bette Balmer, AMC Hospice Bereavement Coordinator all took part in leading the service sharing inspirational verses and thoughts.
Jean Hayes played Amazing Grace with the bagpipes, as the 500 butterflies were released.
The service concluded with, “All we can really do is try to love each other and forgive each other.
In doing so, maybe we can fulfill God’s wish for us and live each moment. And when life comes to an end, perhaps the kindest thing we can do is to be there, in whatever capacity we can, holding our loved one’s hands as they walk this sacred journey.”