Community Memorial Services

Hospicare holds special events throughout the year to honor those who have died and to celebrate life. All are welcome to attend these free community memorials. 

Visit our events page for upcoming dates or email for additional information.


June: Our annual spring community memorial program of music and readings. Pathways that wind through the gardens at the Nina K. Miller Hospicare Center glow with luminarias, each dedicated to the memory of someone who has died.

Season of Solace

November 9, 2023: This memorial event takes place on a Sunday in November. All in our community who are grieving, regardless of whether your loved one died on Hospicare’s services, are welcome to stop by for a time of remembrance during the busy holiday season. A remembrance display features names of those being remembered. This year’s event will be from 7 PM to 9 PM at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca at the corner of Buffalo and Aurora in downtown Ithaca.