As we celebrate our 32nd Tree of Lights, we invite you to join us as we commemorate our loved ones who remain in our hearts with an honorary light.
Your gift will light up the evening sky and support Care Dimensions’ programs and services for terminally ill patients and their families in our community. A Tribute Book with the names of those honored will be available to view at receptions* after the lightings and on our website at CareDimensions.org/TributeBook
Care Dimensions will host four lighting ceremonies this December offering the community the opportunity to gather and reflect.
Please join us as we remember, treasure and honor our patients and their loved ones.
Cape Ann Ceremony
Monday, December 5, 2022, 5:00 pm
Please gather at the outdoor tree at BankGloucester, 160 Main Street, Gloucester.
* Full event will be held outdoors *
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 5:00 pm
Please gather at the outdoor tree at M&T Bank, 1 Conant Street in Danvers Square.
Reception immediately following.
Lincoln Ceremony - Combined with the Service of Remembrance
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6:00 pm
Please gather at 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln.
Reception immediately following.
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 5:00 pm
Swampscott Town Hall & The First Church in Swampscott Congregational
Please gather at Swampscott Town Hall, 22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott.
Reception immediately following at the church.
*Names must be received by November 25th to appear in the printed Tribute Book.
After this date, gifts are greatly appreciated and names will be added to our online Tribute Book
Margaret Taddeo died last February, and this will be her family's first holiday season without her. There was never a doubt that they would carry on a Tree of Lights tradition in her memory.
Maryjane Long, a long-time supporter of the Tree of Lights, has lit many lights in the names of her family members and friends. “I was forever changed by my first Tree of Lights experience in Gloucester. I realized it is a wondrous way to remember all the people I met as a Care Dimensions volunteer."
Donor Elvira Borsari participates in Tree of Lights ceremonies in memory of her husband and her mom and in gratitude for the support from the Care Dimensions hospice teams, "which made a world of difference to me and my family. I'm proud to support the Care Dimensions mission."
In memory of their beloved mother, Danielle and her siblings placed a tribute brick along the walking path in the Garden of Remembrance at the Care Dimensions Hospice House and attended Tree of Lights. "We're especially grateful to support the expert and compassionate care other familes need at the end of life," she says.
To honor her best friend, Joe McKeown, Karen Hanks of Charlestown became a Care Dimensions Tree of Lights supporter in 2019, and continues to donate in his memory.
Eighteen years ago, Tom Lattof of Gloucester met a local friend who worked as a hospice nurse for Care Dimensions. Then and now, Tom serves on the Board of Directors of BankGloucester.
His nurse friend asked Tom if he would help to bring the Care Dimensions Tree of Lights event to Cape Ann. Tom agreed, and this would be the start of a professional, personal and philanthropic relationship.
Following her husband Fred's death at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2016, Sue Thorne of Manchester-by-the-Sea continues her family's commitment to support Care Dimensions' work and mission in caring for people with advanced illness.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.