Annual Remembrance to Honor and Remember Loved Ones

Muskegon, Michigan – The Bob & Merle Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice invites the community to their Annual Community Remembrance on Monday, September 20 beginning at 6:00 pm. This is a program encompassing beautiful music, readings, and bulb planting to help individuals and families in our community to both mourn the death and honor the life of a loved one.  

The program will be held at the Heritage Memorial Garden located at 545 West Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. This program annually welcomes 80-100 attendees and is open to anyone who has had a loss and need not have had hospice care. 

Local community supporter, Pam Babbitt developed the beautiful garden in honor of her late husband; a haven located in downtown Muskegon and an incredible representation of the love that remains even after a person dies.

“I’m so thankful to now have a special place where I can go to remember my loved one any time of the year.”

2020 attendee

Grief counselors for the Scolnik Healing Center, Laura Ecker and Beth Bolthouse, describe “It makes such a difference to come together with others in our community, feel a genuine connection and be supported, knowing we are not alone in our grief.  This event provides an opportunity for sharing love and healing in meaningful ways.”

In our culture, mourning is becoming increasingly taboo. Grief is a natural and normal response to loss, and mourning is how one heals.  It is our privilege to offer this opportunity to mourn and heal in an environment of acceptance and understanding. 

If you would like to participate in this meaningful event, please RSVP by Monday, September 13, by calling the Scolnik Healing Center of Harbor Hospice at 231.728.3442 or 1.800.497.9559.