...because every moment matters
Hospice of Laurens County hosts many events throughout the year to honor our patients, families, and veterans served by our staff. Look for these events during key times of the year to help us celebrate the life of your loved one and support Hospice of Laurens County so that we may continue to serve families in need in the years to come.
Jaime’s Tree House
Hospice of Laurens County (HOLC) Children’s Grief Outreach Program
Jaime’s Tree House was founded in 2006 by Hospice of Laurens County in memory of young Miss Jaime Reeder, the youngest daughter of the late Marian Reeder. Marian Reed, who herself died in 2014, served the Laurens County community as the Director of Case Management at Laurens Memorial Hospital for many years and as a Board Member for Hospice of Laurens County. Marian’s youngest daughter, Jaime Reeder, died of a rare childhood cancer, at age 7 in 1994. Her favorite color was RED. The night before Jaime passed away, she drew a picture of her “house in the sky” replete with birds, flowers and butterflies and oddly “on stilts” as if symbolic of her imminent journey to her heavenward home!
Jaime’s Tree House is the program under which Hospice of Laurens County organizes its grief outreach for children who have experienced a death in their family. Through follow-up with families of former hospice patients, outreach efforts by volunteers and hospice staff and through the help of local school systems, Hospice of Laurens County seeks to identify children that have experienced the loss of a significant person in their lives and continue to struggle with the grief associated with that loss. During Jamie’s Tree House Bereavement Day-Camp, counselors interact with children through games, crafts and activities. The interactions are tailored to allow the children to share their stories of loss and experiences with grief. The bereavement camp offers a safe place to voice feelings and achieve progress in dealing with loss.
In addition to the annual day camp, Jaime’s Tree House Grief Groups are another manifestation of HOLC’s Grief Outreach Program. They are organized by professionals in local schools and are facilitated by professional staff from Hospice of Laurens County. The grief groups typically meet once weekly over the course of approximately six weeks in private space provided by the respective school. Jaime’s Tree House Grief Group participants are afforded the opportunity to express their thoughts and emotions in a confidential setting and are provided age appropriate dialogue, activities and education regarding a wide range of social, cultural and spiritual elements associated with loss and subsequent bereavement, grief and mourning.
Grief groups in local schools began in March 2007 at Clinton Elementary and have since been completed at Eastside Elementary, Ford Elementary, Bell Street Middle, Clinton Middle and Clinton High.
As part of the mission of Hospice of Laurens County and the generous support of our community, there are no fees associated with any child’s participation in the Jaime’s Tree House program.
Jaime’s Tree House 2021
Saturday. October 23, 2021
M.S. Bailey Laundry (Event Space)
located on Thornwell Home for Children, Clinton, SC
Flight of the Dove
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Bailey Memorial Stadium
Flight of the Dove is a cycling event that benefits Hospice of Laurens County. Hospice of Laurens County is a local non-profit that serves patients regardless of their ability to pay. All the funds from Flight of the Dove go into out Charity Care Patient program which helps us serve people who need hospice services most but who couldn't afford it otherwise.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Katie Bagwell at [email protected] or 864-833-6287.
Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm
at Ora ARP Church, Gray Court
Every year, Hospice of Laurens County hosts a Butterfly Celebration to help families remember or honor someone special. Each year more than 450 live Painted Lady Butterflies are released. It is an uplifting event as well as a wonderful way to remember or honor a loved one.
Butterflies are $15 each or 5 for $65
Sunday, Date TBD at 3:00pm
Hospice of Laurens County
1304 Springdale Drive, Clinton, SC 29325
Each year, Hospice of Laurens County holds a brick dedication ceremony. Engraved bricks may be purchased throughout the year in honor or memory of a loved one. The brick is engraved with the name of the person to be honored and installed into the Pathway of Remembrance in the Meditation Garden at the Hospice House in Clinton.
Click the link below to purchase a brick to honor your loved one today.
Hospice of Laurens County host a Candle Lighting for the families of patients that have been served during the calendar year. This is an invitation event to honor patients and allow their families a special moment for their loved ones to be remembered.