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The holidays can be a very difficult and even lonely time for those who are grieving. What started out as a single tree being lit in Titusville as a way to give families a place to reflect and honor their loved ones that passed away during the year, has grown over the past 3 years to include five cities in Brevard County. We changed the name of the event to Reflections of Love to align with the purpose of the event, reflecting on those we have loved and lost.

Reflections of Love tree lightings are open to everyone in the community to honor a loved one. The event will feature musicians and special readings from community members and elected officials from each of the cities. There is no charge to attend the event. To honor your loved one you can make a small donation and a gift will be sent to you as a reminder of the event. The tree lightings will be held over three days in November, giving you the opportunity to attend the event of your choice, and will remain lit until January 30th.

  • November 1 – Rockledge Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockledge City Hall
  • November 1 – West Melbourne Tree Lighting Ceremony at West Melbourne Community Park
  • November 3 – Titusville Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Historic Pritchard House
  • November 3 – Palm Bay Tree Lighting Ceremony at Palm Bay City Hall
  • November 4 – Cocoa Tree Lighting Ceremony at 750 Brevard Ave, Cocoa

We appreciate the support of our local cities allowing us to honor our community members in such a special way. Due to COVID concerns, we ask that you RSVP so we can plan for the number of attendees. Each location will allow a different number of attendees based on size of venue. More information is available at ReflectionsLSC.org/ReflectionsofLove.

Reflections of Life Articles: April 2022

Calling All Hearts

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All You Need is Love

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We PAWS to Honor Ruth

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Hats Off means the FUN is ON

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The Doctor Is In – Elementary School

The weather may have been gloomy outside, but inside the Children’s Center in Titusville it was all fun and education. Children received a special teddy bear who was their patient for the day. As the “doctors”, the children able to take vitals on the patient and see an x-ray of him. They bandaged his wounds …

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Centered Around what Matters Most – YOU

Over the last several months St. Francis Reflections has opened our second inpatient care center and provided sneak peeks of another in Brevard County. Our very first care center was built on gifted land from Edward M. Poe, who knew how important an inpatient care center would be to his hometown of Titusville. In 2015, …

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A Gift of Service – A Life of Honor

Sonata Viera Assisted Living Facility honored their Veterans with the help of St. Francis Reflection’s Christine Tate, the Veterans Coordinator. She was joined by Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 who raised the POW/MIA flag, and the colors presentation was provided by Viera High School JROTC Color Guard. The Star-Spangled Banner, and later God Bless America …

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E is for Empathy

There are three Es in the history of St. Francis Reflections that spells Empathy. It began in 1977 when Emilie Sasko saw that her neighbors in end of life where walking that road alone. As an RN with great Empathy she stepped forward when most of the country was not doing anything like this in …

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Heart of Hospice

The 2022 Heart of Hospice Awards were held at the USSSA Space Coast Complex with staff members and family on hand to celebrate 10 very special honorees. The honorees are selected because they go above and beyond their jobs uplifting patients and others in our community. They live out our mission of uplifting lives, uplifting …

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