St. John’s Hospice is offering a number of upcoming events for the
public, for those grieving the loss of a loved one, and for people interested
in volunteering for hospice.
Light Up a Life: December 9
The Light Up a Life tree-lighting ceremony to remember and honor loved
ones on Wednesday, December 9 at 6:00 pm in the St. John’s Medical
Center lobby. The ceremony will be accompanied by an selection of music
by local performers. Light refreshments will be available after the ceremony.
A $20 donation celebrates a loved one and benefits programs for St. John’s
Hospice patients. Donations can be made online at stjohnshospitalfoundation.org/light-life-donation-form.
Hospice volunteer applications due December 11
Hospice volunteer trainings will take place on Mondays from 4 to 6 pm,
beginning on January 4 and continuing through February 15. People interested
in becoming hospice volunteers are invited to complete an online application,
due December 11. The form is available at
teton hospital hospice. An integral part of St. John's Hospice program, hospice volunteers
provide companionship and emotional support to patients and families and
offer needed respite to family members and caregivers.
Winter Solstice Chapel Service: December 21
Because the holidays can be difficult for those who are grieving, St.
John's Hospice is offering a special non-denominational chapel service
on Monday, December 21 from 7 to 8 pm in the St. John's Medical Center
chapel. Reverend Inger Hanson, pastor at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran
Church, will conduct the "Blue Christmas" service, titled "The
Longest Night/Night of Remembrance and Healing." The service offers
a time to worship and remember in a quiet and reflective way.
Growing Through Grief support group begins January 13, 2016
St. John's Hospice is beginning a new six-week Growing Through Grief
guided support group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one.
The group will meet on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 pm, beginning January
13, 2016 and continuing through February 24. Enrollment is limited. Call
Christina Riley, LCSW, at 307-739-7482.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit