Nathan Adelson Hospice, the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Nevada, will host a virtual “Luminary Lighting” event at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Participants are invited to donate and personalize luminary bags to honor those who have passed and those still living, who bring light to our lives.
During this unprecedented pandemic holiday season, it is difficult for those in the community to recognize and celebrate a loved one. The luminary event, featuring short remarks by Nathan Adelson Hospice’s President and CEO Karen Rubel and a hospice chaplain, will be highlighted with a special online video presentation.
The tradition of the luminary became popular throughout New Mexico, Utah and Nevada. Now, communities across the nation emulate this radiant Southwestern tradition.
“The grieving process is never easy, especially during the holidays,” Rubel said. “A luminary lighting can be a comforting ceremony, letting people know they are a part of a community with others who have experienced something similar. Even though we cannot be together in person, we are honored to continue this annual tradition.”
Donations from the personalized luminaries help provide dignified and compassionate care to the terminally ill and their families. Luminary bags need to be reserved before Monday, Dec. 14 to ensure they can be personalized and featured in the Tuesday, Dec. 22 online event. In addition to the virtual event, the luminaries will continue to memorialize loved ones at both Nathan Adelson Hospice inpatient units through early January.
To donate and reserve a luminary bag, visit www.nah.org/events, or call 702-796-3141.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada. Founded in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides comprehensive end-of-life care to more than 400 patients and families every day. Recognized as a national model for superior care, the vision of Nathan Adelson Hospice is simple; no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. The Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation is incorporated in Nevada for charitable purposes. As an IRS-approved 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charity, all donations may be tax-deductible.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org, or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.