Light Up a Life Honors Loved Ones

Community Care Hospice, an affiliate of Community Visiting Nurse Association, held its annual “Light Up A Life” tree lighting on Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, on the front lawn of the agency’s Victorian house in Somerville. The ceremony was attended by families and friends of individuals who have received care and support from Community Care Hospice.  Members of the hospice staff shared readings and prayers and all joined in song with our Hospice Chaplain, Susan Gunther, as the tree of remembrance was lit.  The ceremony was followed by a reception with refreshments.


“Light Up A Life” is a nationally recognized hospice campaign where a tree is lit in memory of, or in living tribute to, loved ones and friends. Donations help support the mission of Community Care Hospice -- to help individuals and their families who are faced with a life-limiting illness.  A donation, in any amount, enables a loved one to be remembered with a personalized ribbon that is placed on the tree in their honor. “Our beautiful, festive tree is decorated with hundreds of vibrant colored red ribbons, each representing the loving thoughts and precious memories of those who have touched our lives in so many ways,” expressed Alyce Brophy, CEO and President of Community Visiting Nurse Association.


Community Care Hospice provides care through an interdisciplinary team of experienced care givers including a medical director, registered nurses, social workers, a chaplain, home health aide and volunteers who work together to promote comfort for those facing a life-threatening illness.  Donations enable our hospice program to continue to provide comfort to those individuals in need.


If you wish to recognize a loved one, please contact:  Community Care Hospice at (908) 725-9355.