November 2, 2021

Granite VNA to Host Lights, Life and Memories Virtual Memorial Service and Annual Campaign to Support Hospice Care

Granite VNA, the largest home health and hospice provider in New Hampshire, is offering community members an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones and friends through the agency’s Lights, Life and Memories campaign and memorial service. 

This year, Granite VNA combined hospice traditions from CRVNA and Central VNA– Lights of Life and Tree of Memories, respectively – to honor and remember those in the community who have died. Community members are invited to participate in one or both traditions by placing the names(s) of loved ones on the online Honor Roll and/or on a porcelain dove to be added to an evergreen tree at one of the Lights, Life and Memories locations in Alton, Concord, Meredith, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. 

“We recognize the meaning that the Hospice Lights of Life and Tree of Memories events hold for hundreds of community members who participate to honor and remember loved ones each year, and we are honored to continue the legacy by combining these traditions under a new name: Granite VNA Lights, Life and Memories,” said Beth Slepian, President and CEO, Granite VNA. “In addition to the remembrance traditions, Lights, Life and Memories raises awareness of hospice care, and across the 82 communities we serve.”

For the second consecutive year, the Community Memorial Service will be held virtually via Zoom and will feature music, readings, reflection and remembrance. The service can be viewed at www.granitevna.org/lights beginning December 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. Also in December, the windows of businesses throughout Concord and surrounding communities will be illuminated by Lights, Life and Memories purple candles to honor the lives of those who have passed and bring awareness to hospice services.

Granite VNA invites the public to participate in one or all of these special remembrance opportunities and welcomes donations to support Granite VNA Hospice services. To participate, please visit www.granitevna.org/lights

Since 1899, Granite VNA has been caring for people in their homes and leading the way in population health. The agency provides hospice services throughout the 82 communities it serves in patients’ homes, in skilled nursing settings, and at Hospice House on Pleasant Street in Concord, which was the first facility of its kind in New Hampshire. 

Granite VNA’s more than 450 highly skilled clinicians and staff members provide unmatched care across the entire life span – from birth to end-of-life. The agency provides a broad array of services, including home care, hospice care, palliative care, pediatric and maternal child health, and personal home services, as well as community clinics and wellness programs. 

For more information about Hospice services offered by Granite VNA, please visit www.granitevna.org/services/hospice