VNA & Hospice of SVHC Sponsors Tree of Hope Memorial Service


Eileen Druckenmiller
(802) 447-5558

BENNINGTON — The staff and volunteers of VNA & Hospice of SVHC invite all members of the local community to their Tree of Hope Memorial Service on Saturday, June 12, at 3 p.m. at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). This annual service is in remembrance and celebration of the lives of people who have passed away.

Losing someone you care for is never easy. There is a small, flowering tree of hope planted in a secluded alcove behind SVMC. Every year, friends and family members of those who have passed gather there to honor them. Provided annuals and perennials will be added to the garden in honor of loved ones. Remember and celebrate their legacies by sharing poetry, music, and memories.

A brief reception will follow the service. For more information and to RSVP, call (802) 442-5502.

The VNA & Hospice of SVHC offers a skilled hospice team consisting of physicians, nurses, nurse’s aides, social workers, a chaplain, volunteers and therapists. They provide a full range of nursing, medical, spiritual and support services to clients and their families, wherever the client resides.

They are a not-for-profit organization that makes more than 30,000 home visits each year to residents of Bennington, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, and Woodford. The VNA & Hospice is a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system with a vision to make the communities it serves the healthiest in the nation. To learn more about the VNA and SVHC, visit