Light a Life

View the 2021 program below, or CLICK HERE to download a .pdf version.

Each holiday season Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care presents our Light A Life Memorial & Service of Remembrance as a tribute to loved ones who have passed. This is a time of remembrance not just for the families we have served; we invite all community members to participate regardless of whether or not we cared for their loved one.

Memorial Service and Tree Lighting

2021 Light a Life will be live streamed on 12/4/2020.

On Saturday, December 4th at 6pm we will hold our Light a Life Memorial Service and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. This year’s service will be streamed live online on CHPC’s Facebook page. The video link will be available on our Facebook page and the recording will be available on our website after the service. Our Memorial Tree and Light Towers will be illuminated at the service.

Loved ones’ names will be included in the Event Program and Light Towers. CHPC patients who have passed in the last year will be included automatically. Anyone can memorialize a loved one and have their name included if an ornament is purchased in their memory or if their name is submitted to us on the LAL event page of our website. Any community member can be included, regardless of whether or not they were cared for by CHPC. Digital LAL programs will be available on this page on the day of the event.

Holiday Ornaments

We’re excited to announce a change to our holiday ornaments. Supply chain issues and other COVID related concerns forced us to reassess our typical ornament order. After considering several options, CHPC has decided to support local merchant, John’s Wood, who will be producing our new ornament choices for 2021. 

John’s Wood is based in Ashville, NY and specializes in wood cut decorations. We have worked with them to design one wood cut, two layer, hand painted butterfly ornament, which will cost $25. They have also worked to produce a 10 layer larger butterfly decoration that will cost $150. We’re proud to keep our money local and look forward to a continued partnership with John’s wood.

Ornament orders must be received by November 29th to be included in the Memorial Program and Light Towers. Orders received after December 5th may not arrive before Christmas.

Purchase ornaments using this link:

Here are some more photos of the butterfly ornaments and larger dimensional butterfly. Each of these is hand painted, so you will notice a variety of styles and color combinations. CHPC did select a palate, so all butterflies will contain some combination of the colors seen below. Given the variations, it is difficult to take specific requests for color, so ornaments/art will be given randomly on each order. Thank you for understanding and supporting both CHPC and John’s Wood!