Wartburg, an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services, hosted a Service of Prayer & Remembrance – A Celebration of Life recently paying tribute to loved ones who had recently passed on including residents, registrants, loved ones and staff within the Wartburg community. The Celebration of Life is a long-standing Wartburg tradition, providing comfort and solace, to all participants as they come together to reflect on the lives of their loved ones.
Rev. Carol E. A. Fryer, Wartburg Director of Spiritual Care and Church Relations and Pastor of United Lutheran Church (Mount Vernon, NY), presided over the celebration in the historic Wartburg Chapel. The celebration was attended by over 50 individuals including Wartburg benefactors, staff, alumni, residents, family and local community members.
The service also included the dedication of Wartburg legacy gifts– benches, trees and bricks – given in honor of or in memory of loved ones over the past year. Nestled among Wartburg’s 34-acre campus, in sitting gardens and along walkways, these legacy gifts offer residents, families and staff outdoor sanctuaries to relax and reflect. These peaceful serenity gardens fulfill our mission – bringing together nature and nurture, a vital part of the continuum of care that holds our Wartburg community together.