Hope Hospice announces 22nd annual Tree of Memories ceremony schedule for Cape Cod

Holiday tradition honors loved ones

This year will mark the 22nd year for Hope Hospice's annual Tree of Memories. Each year, ornamental scallop shells are inscribed with the names of love ones and hung on one of seventeen trees located throughout the Cape.

A non-denominational ceremony performed by Hope Hospice chaplains and local clergy will be held at each tree giving attendees the opportunity to remember loved ones through prayer and song.

Shells may be reserved by calling 508-957-0254 or visiting hopehealthco.org and making a donation in any amount.  Shells will be placed on the tree of choice.

Anyone may be honored regardless of whether or not they were in hospice. Following the holidays, many people keep the shells in honor of their loved ones.

The Tree of Memories ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

  • Brewster, TD Bank, 7 Underpass Road, Thursday, December 20, 2:00 p.m.
  • Brockton, Ockers Co., 1340 Belmont Street, Tuesday, December 11, 12:00 p.m.
  • Chatham, Eldredge Public Library, 564 Main Street, Tuesday, December 18, 12:00 p.m.
  • Dennis, TD Bank, 700 Route 6A, Wednesday, December 19, 12:00 p.m.
  • Falmouth, Village Green, Main Street, Falmouth Village, Monday, December 17, 12:00 p.m.
  • Harwich Port, TD Bank, 536 Main Street, Tuesday, December 18, 2:00 p.m.
  • Hyannis, TD Bank, 307 Main Street, Friday, December 14, 3:00 p.m.
  • Mashpee, TD Bank, 14 Bank Street, Mashpee Commons, Monday, December 17, 2:00 p.m.
  • Orleans, Village Green, Main Street & Rte 28, Thursday, December 20, 12:00 p.m.
  • Osterville, Cape Cod Horticultural Society, Armstrong-Kelley Park, 680 Main Street, Friday, December 14, 12:00 p.m.
  • Pocasset, TD Bank, 2 Barlow’s Landing Road, Thursday, December 13, 2:00 p.m.
  • Provincetown, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 236 Commercial Street, Wednesday, December 12, 12:00 p.m.
  • Sandwich, Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Friday, December 21, 12:00 p.m.
  • South Yarmouth, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 1123 Route 28, Wednesday, December 19, 3:00 p.m.
  • Wareham, Wareham Public Library, 59 Marion Road, Thursday, December 13, 12:00 p.m.
  • Wellfleet, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, 2548 Route 6, Wednesday, December 12, 2:00 p.m.
  • Yarmouth Port, Bank of America & The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, 121 Route 6A, Friday, December 21, 3:00 p.m.

Trees of Memories is sponsored by TD Bank.

Hope Hospice is part of HopeHealth, formerly Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod.

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