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Marlton, N.J. –The community is invited to a special annual tradition.  Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice presents its Tree of Life ceremonies at five area locations. The moving ceremonies serve as an opportune place to gather family and friends to remember loved ones.

The candlelight ceremonies are open to the public and feature inspirational readings and music provided by local musicians and choirs, followed by refreshments and fellowship. Individuals may dedicate a light on the tree in memory of someone who has passed or in honor of someone special in their life. Proceeds from optional donations benefit the patients, families, and programs of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. 

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Tree of Life Ceremonies (in order by date):


Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM
West Deptford Municipal Building
400 Crowne Point Rd., West Deptford, NJ


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Moorestown Friends Meeting
118 E. Main St., Moorestown, NJ

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Medford Memorial Middle School
55 Mill St., Medford, NJ


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Collingswood Senior Community Center
30 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ


Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Hamilton Township Senior Center
409 Cypress La., Hamilton, NJ (Mercer County)

For more information or to dedicate a light, please visit or contact Judy Matthews or Christine Sweetman at (856) 552-3242. 

About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs.  Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information, visit