The holidays offer a time for family gatherings and celebration, as well
as a time to reflect upon the loss of loved ones. As a support, St. John’s
Hospice offers the following events and programs.
Light Up a Life: December 7
The annual Light Up a Life tree-lighting ceremony to remember and honor
loved ones takes place on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm in a new location:
Hansen Hall in St. John’s Episcopal Church at 170 N. Glenwood. The
ceremony will be accompanied by local musicians including Big City Broadway,
Christine Langdon and Phil Round, and St. John’s Medical Center
associates Amy Robinson, De Hunter, and Beth Furlong. Light refreshments
will be available after the ceremony.
To have your loved one’s name read during the ceremony, donate $20
online by December 6. Funds benefit programs for St. John’s Hospice patients.
Blue Christmas Service: December 21
Because the holidays can be difficult for those who are grieving, St.
John's Hospice is offering a special non-denominational service on
Wednesday, December 21 from 6 to 7 pm in the St. John's Medical Center
boardroom. Pastor Ben Nardi, retired from the United Methodist Church,
will conduct the service, which offers a time to worship and remember
in a quiet and reflective way.
Growing Through Grief support program begins December 8
St. John's Hospice is beginning a new eight-week support program for
anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. Led by licensed clinical
social worker Christina Riley, “Growing Through Grief” will
meet on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, beginning December 8. Each week
will include a different discussion topic and activity, such as mindfulness
practice or guided imagery, as well as voluntary homework assignments.
Enrollment is limited. To sign up, call Christina Riley at 307-739-7482
by December 5.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered,
clinical excellence, and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
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