“Pets Honoring Patriots” at Skyline Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
Portland, OR – People have come to bond with their pets in much the same way they bond with people. Pets are treated and loved like family members and they comfort their owners much like a close friend or relative. It is no wonder then that during one of the most important and challenging life stages — the end-of-life journey — pets can play a critical role. Have you known someone who was on hospice and struggled to keep their pet by their side due to their illness? Have you wondered what happens with the pets of patients in hospice? Skyline Memorial Gardens is hosting a fun, family friendly free event, “Pets Honoring Patriots,” where you can learn more and the best way to support Legacy Hospice’s Pet Pals program.
Bring a picnic and a blanket along with your pet, costumes encouraged! Enjoy pet related fun, pet contsts, raffle baskets, food and music for all. This year the event will be held Memorial Day weekend and both Legacy Hospice and Dignity Memorial work together in the We Honor Veterans program, this event will include veteran related support services. The event will be held at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97229, on May 26, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, www.skylinememorialgardens.com the event is free and open to the public.
Skyline Memorial is honored to be a part of such incredible and innovative program like Legacy Hospice Pet Pals program.
Legacy Hospice in partnership with Banfield Charitable Trust have a great program which supports pets of hospice patients. This ground-breaking national program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey.
For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition lead to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Their pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it’s needed most, when friends and family aren’t seen as frequently or when words are too hard to say.
Through the Banfield Charitable Trust, Legacy Hospice is able to extend care to even the non-human members of the family. Knowing the unconditional love the pets provide to their owners is priceless medicine for both patients and families living with a terminal illness.
Pet Pals is designed to help provide many services that are necessary to keep patients and their pets together throughout the end of life journey. Legacy Hospice trains volunteers to assist with the needs of the pet and helps with financial assistance to meet the pets’ needs. Pets Honoring Patriots at Skyline Memorial Gardens is one way for the community to learn about and support this wonderful program that keeps pets and hospice patients together.
“We believe in hosting events at Skyline Memorial for programs that serve our community,” says Lisa Diamond, manager of Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. “This is our fourth year hosting a program like this for Legacy Hospice, the last years have been fun and provided much needed exposure for Pet Pals as well as financial assistance.”
Established in 1952, Skyline Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home has one of the most outstanding vistas in Portland and is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America. Skyline Memorial offers advanced funeral and memorialization planning, customized celebrations of life, cremation choices, catering, receptions and much more. This community event is a natural complement of their company vision and elevates the level of service they provide to local families and the community. For more information, visit www.skylinememorialgardens.com, stop by 4101 NW Skyline Blvd., Portland or call 503-292-6611.