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Light up a Life Remembrance Offers Live & Virtual Events

During the winter holidays, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice has historically hosted a celebration called Light up a Life in Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport. This annual event brings people together to remember loved ones who have passed and to support hospice patients and their families.

This year’s event will offer both in person and virtual participation options. For those wishing to attend in person and pay tribute to their loved ones, remembrances will be held at the following locations, all commencing at 6 p.m.:

  • Lincoln City Cultural Center — Friday, Nov. 3.
  • Center for Health Education in Newport — Friday, Nov. 10.
  • Boulder Falls Event Center in Lebanon — Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 17, you can join us online at for a virtual remembrance of a loved one. Viewers will be able to customize their experience by clicking through reflections from hospice chaplains, a memorial slideshow of hospice patients and a candle lighting video.

“The holiday season can be difficult when grieving a loss. With comfort and end-of-life care being amongst the most essential services, our Evergreen Hospice philosophy affirms life and supports the dying and grieving processes,” said Cindy Thelen, bereavement coordinator at Evergreen Hospice House in Albany. “Our autumn Light up a Life ceremonies, both in person and virtual, are moving occasions to pause and comfort each other, share the journey of loss, grief, love and healing, as well as mourn those who have gone before us. The virtual event link will be live for up to a year, so the ceremony can be shared at gatherings such as Thanksgiving or during a springtime visit from a friend.”

Add a Loved One to This Year’s Remembrance

Although Light up a Life focuses on Samaritan Evergreen Hospice patients who have passed away during the previous year, it is also open to community members who wish to donate in someone’s memory. Visit, select the hospital foundation you would like to support and complete the donation form to make your gift in memory of someone special. Names received after Monday, Oct. 30, may not be read at the in-person ceremonies but will be included in the virtual events.

Your gifts to any of the Samaritan Foundations’ Hospice Funds help provide care and comfort to patients and their families, including mental health and massage therapy, nutritional beverages and caregiver respite. Thank you for your generosity.

To make a donation visit or call 844-768-4256">844-768-4256. For more information, email