An overwhelming crowd of elders, stakeholders, and family members assembled in our dining room today for a special Memorial Service to honor all elders that have passed in 2014. Director of Spirituality Phillip Ramey conducted this special service that consisted of prayer, singing, and a candle lighting ceremony to honor those we have lost. Different departments were represented during the candle ceremony with everyone from nursing to dietary and nearly every other department participating in the lighting of candles. Our administrator commented on the wonderful privilege we had been given in caring for those who have passed. Our dietary department provided refreshments afterwards as everyone stayed to share stories and memories of those we gathered to honor.