The community is invited to share in warm and loving tributes to family and friends who have died, at Hospice of Kona’s annual Circle of Remembrance. Free to the public, and hosted at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Wednesday, January 24, 5pm – 7pm, this year’s program includes live music, inspirational readings and more. Complimentary heavy pupus and soft beverages will be available. The program is open to the community but space is limited so please RSVP to Hospice of Kona at 324-7700. Those attending are invited to send their loved ones’ names and photos to jschroedel (@) hospiceofkona.org, to be commemorated in a “Recitation of Loved Ones” memorial slideshow.
“Our clients, friends and neighbors tell us they appreciate this celebration because it allows them to share tears, memories, laughter and smiles with our community ohana,” said Laura Varney, Hospice of Kona’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Circle of Remembrance has provided encouragement and hope to hundreds of local residents and visitors for more than 10 years.
Hospice of Kona provides family-centered support, education and care for those approaching the end of life. The organization is recognized as the best resource to support and advocate for the terminally ill and their caregivers and to educate professionals, volunteers and the general public about hospice care and palliative care.