While we cannot gather in person today, we are happy that you have chosen to join us virtually as we spend time reflecting and remembering loved ones we have lost. This is our 12th annual Memorial Walk for Hope & Healing, but first conducted in a virtual format!
Part One begins with a short welcome and introduction of the FamilyMeans Center for Grief & Loss staff. Then enjoy the poem, Wild Geese by Mary Oliver, and lighting of a flame of remembrance.(Duration 5:37)
Between Part One and Two, we encourage you to go on a short walk or enjoy nature in another way. Being outside helps to heal and ground you as we continue in our event today.
If you are unable to get outside, take a virtual walk by clicking the button below. This is a great alternative to physically being outside. Can you hear the birds chirping and wind blowing?
Historically, the Women's Drum Center preforms at the Memorial Walk while participants stroll around Lake Como. This gentle rhythm aids guests' movement and reflection. Click the button below to view a special performance for this year's Memorial Walk. (Duration 4:55)
The second part of the Memorial Walk for Hope & Healing includes poem, We Remember Them by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer, reading of names in remembrance of those we have lost, and time for quiet reflection. (Duration 11:58)
Thank you for joining us today. We wish peace, health, and happiness to you and those you love.
The FamilyMeans Center for Grief & Loss staff are available to support you in your journey through grief, loss, and life transition. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are needing support in any way.