The Wings of Hope Butterfly Release provides a unique and special occasion for families, friends, our staff, and the community to come together to honor lost loved ones. The program includes special readings, live music, and a butterfly release.
Each year, this magical and powerful experience brings us together, whether part of the grieving process or as a time to share happy memories with others who endure similar feelings of loss. The sky fills with the delicate winged monarchs as they launch and dance away, some pausing to land on shoulders and fingertips, giving all a sense of peace and uplift. We hope you will join us for this incredible event!
The event is free and open to the public, so you do not need to purchase a butterfly to attend. Proceeds from Wings of Hope support VNH Hospice care across the region.
Music: Kurn Hattin Select Choir, vocalist Kattie Russ, and Scottish Highland Bagpiper Matt Phelps.
Speakers: VNH President & CEO Johanna L. Beliveau, Medical Director for Jack Bryne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care Ruth M. Thomson, VNH Hospice Spiritual Care Counselors Heidi Smith and Gary Shapiro, and Reverend Steve Silver from the First Congregational Church or Lebanon.
Other: Trading Faces Professional Face Painting, Before I Die Wall, Reading of the Names, Release of over 400 Monarch butterflies.
Visit vnhcare.org/wingsofhope or call (888) 300-8853 for more information and to reserve your butterflies in honor or in memory of loved ones.
ABOUT VNH –Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH) is a non‐profit organization that has provided home health and hospice care services in Vermont and New Hampshire since 1907. The agency is dedicated to delivering outstanding home- and community-based health and hospice services that enrich the lives of the people they serve. VNH makes home visits to people of all ages and all stages of life – regardless of ability to pay – and also provides communities with education and wellness programs.
Currently, VNH serves more than 160 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire and covers 4,000 square miles. VNH caregivers provide services for more than 5,000 people each year and makes more than 150,000 home visits to people of all ages and at all stages of life. Visit www.vnhcare.org for more information.