Meinig Park site of 2021 Time of Remembering
Last year, because of the pandemic, Mt. Hood Hospice's Time of Remembering took on an online format to serve those in need of a space to grieve and honor lost loved ones. This year, that virtual format will live on in November, but before then Bereavement Coordinator Laura Lirette has something new in mind.
From 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, community members are invited to stop by Meinig Memorial Park, 17670 Meinig Ave., Sandy, for a self-guided version of the longstanding Time of Remembering.
The event will be comprised of multiple reflective activities through which Lirette hopes people will be able to find peace in their time of grief. Each station will have directions so attendees can go through the event on their own and at their own pace.
Those who plan to attend the virtual event at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 can send in photos and names until Oct. 14. Registration is required for the virtual event.
"We're going to maintain (the virtual event) in November because last year it was successful," Lirette said. "It's a great option for out-of-area family and friends. That was one of the most impressive parts of last year. People from six states and 22 different cities attended. Just because COVID's (mostly) over, that doesn't mean (virtual events) aren't still a valuable resource. And we still want to recognize that we miss our people before the holiday season takes over."
Volunteers to help direct the outdoor event in August are appreciated and those interested can contact Lirette for more information.
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