WINSTON-SALEM, ed N.C., April 20, 2012 – Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will sponsor the community opening of the Glenn & Wilma Pettyjohn Meditation Garden & Labyrinth on Saturday, May 5, 2012, in coordination with World Labyrinth Day. People around the world will “Walk as One at 1,” with labyrinth walks scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in all time zones. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will hold its community opening of the labyrinth from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to stop by during these hours to walk this outdoor labyrinth and celebrate this special gift to Hospice and the Winston-Salem community. In the event of rain, the opening will be rescheduled for a later time.
The 5-circuit labyrinth is located behind the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, located at 101 Hospice Lane, and is carefully designed to respect the natural beauty found on Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Winston-Salem campus. The garden is dedicated to the memory of the late H. Glenn Pettyjohn by his wife, Wilma Kiger Pettyjohn.
Labyrinths have existed for more than 4,000 years and are found in many cultures throughout the world. They have long been used as a place for rest and reflection. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has only one path leading into the center and back out again. There are no dead ends or decisions that must be made to determine the course. The journey in and out of the labyrinth is often viewed as a metaphor for life, and provides opportunities for contemplation, meditation, and self-care.
For more information about the labyrinth or the World Labyrinth Day community opening, call Hospice & Palliative CareCenter at (336) 331-1331.
Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been committed to providing quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and families who face a serious illness – regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment. Today, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides these services in a 13-county area from four offices (Mocksville, Walnut Cove, and Salisbury in addition to Winston-Salem) and the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Grief Counseling Services offers bereavement services to families of Hospice patients as well as grief counseling to the community at large. Hospice also offers pediatric palliative care to infants, children and their families. For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, contact Ann Gauthreaux, public relations director, at 336-768-3972, or see Hospice’s website at www.hospicecarecenter.org.