Butterfly Release Will Cap Day of Remembrance on May 31

GREENFIELD — Hospice of Franklin County and Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility invite the community to an inspirational butterfly release and remembrance ceremony on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Charlene Manor in Greenfield.

The ceremony will include the reading of names of those who have passed on, music, and inspired readings. The event will be held rain or shine. Those wishing to participate are asked to call Hospice of Franklin County at (413) 774-2400 by Wednesday, May 27 and include the names of any loved ones they wish to remember. The event will include light refreshments.

Hospice of Franklin County was incorporated as a free-standing, nonprofit, community based hospice in 2004 and joined Berkshire Healthcare in 2014. Created specifically for community members of the Greater Franklin County area, it has has served more than 2,000 individuals and their families since first opening its doors. It is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts.

Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility is a nonprofit organization that has been caring for people in the Greenfield area since 1987. It provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, respite care, and specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Charlene Manor is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a winner of the 2012 American Health Care Assoc. Silver Achievement in Quality Award.