December 16, 2011
Sandy Beran displays the selection of holiday ornaments available for participants in the Celebration of Life Tree event, hosted Thursday by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Beran, a spiritual care and bereavement care coordinator with the VNA, said the event allows people to commemorate the lives of family and friends who have passed away and share their experiences with others feeling grief during the holiday season.
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It’s not unusual to see an evergreen decked with shiny balls of red, blue, gold, silver and other colors during the holiday season. While such decorations may have special meanings for people, the ornaments hanging from the boughs of the tree at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig mean a whole lot. The VNA’s fifth annual Celebration of Life Tree event offered residents an opportunity to slow down from the fast-paced holiday fervor and take some time to remember those that they won’t be seeing in person at Christmas.