Tree of Life Lighting Ceremony and Memorial Service
The Crozer-Keystone Hospice team, above,
hosts a free light ceremony each December
to celebrate their former patients' lives.
The 2013 Tree of Life shined brightly over the holiday season in the lobby of Taylor Hospital as a month long remembrance of the 2,000 lives of patients who had passed away in the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Program over the past five years. The 2013 Tree of Life program received close to 300 gifts totaling almost $13,000 to provide amenities for 2,000 terminally ill patients and their loved ones served by the hospice program.
At the tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 4, family and friends each recited the name of a loved one who had died and hung an ornament inscribed with their loved one’s name on the tree as the Haverford High School Singers sang choral music of the holiday season. The tree remained lighted until early January, when family and friends were given their ornaments as mementos.
Each year, the tree is lighted in the lobby of one of Crozer-Keystone’s four hospitals.
For more information about the Tree of Life or Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Hospice Program, call 610-284-0700 or visit the “Classes and Events” page of www.crozerkeystone.org.