Loved ones remembered at ‘Light up a Life’ |

Loved ones remembered at ‘Light up a Life’

Tina Bruess

About the author

Tina Bruess, CGRS is the Hospice Services Coordinator at Barton Home Health & Hospice. Barton Hospice has served South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding communities for more than 36 years and considers itself privileged to have served thousands of individuals and families.

As the days get shorter approaching the winter solstice, we count on the holiday gatherings and Christmas lights in our community to brighten up our lives.

For many people, the parties and celebrations in this season are a poignant reminder of what has changed in the past year. Some of the people that have been part of our traditions are no longer here. What we think should be the “happiest time of the year” just seems all wrong.

In order to give voice to the dissonance that people who are grieving feel, Barton Hospice will be hosting their annual remembrance ceremony called “Light up a Life.” This nondenominational event is intended for anyone who is feeling the loss of a loved one, not just those who were served by hospice.

This year Light up a Life will be held at Edgewood Tahoe on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friends and family will gather for music, mutual comfort, and a time of remembrance.

Hospice staff and volunteers look forward to reminiscing with family members at this event, having shared intense and rich experiences together.

If you wish additional information or have questions, please call 530-543-5581 or email

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