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Community Hospice Already Planning Holiday Events
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The local Community Hospice organization has a few events on the schedule in December, looking ahead to the holiday season.

Following is a brief look at the upcoming signature activities.


Fantasy of Trees – Modesto

Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 12:00 p.m. lunch – Designer decorated tree, wreath and centerpiece auction, holiday luncheon and boutique

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Santa shares breakfast

Rediscover the wonder this holiday season. Join the Friends of Community Hospice as they transform The Gallo Center for the Arts into a winter wonderland, filled with designer-decorated trees, unique holiday gifts, tasty treats and a special visit from Santa. For reservations, call the Community Hospice Foundation at (209) 578-6370 or visit


Light Up a Life Holiday Tree Lighting – Modesto

Sunday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Light Up a Life Holiday Tree Lighting at Memorial Medical Center will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3. The big evergreen tree, at the corner of Coffee Road and Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto, is lit to honor, celebrate and remember loved ones. Symbolic lights and ornaments are available for a nominal donation. Immediately following the ceremony, refreshments will be available at a free community reception. If you are interested in purchasing a symbolic light or ornament, call the Community Hospice Foundation at (209) 578-6370. The event is free to attend and open to the community.


Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call (209) 578-6300 or visit

The Community Hospice Foundation is a charitable organization established in 2001 to raise funds and awareness for Community Hospice.