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Learn about upcoming events at Agrace where you can honor the life of a special person who died, and view an archive gallery of memorial quilts.
In the gardens at Agrace in Janesville is a beautifully crafted set of wrought-iron trellises called the Butterfly Memorial. Once each year, Agrace hosts a dedication ceremony and adds new personalized butterflies to the memorial, in honor or in memory of special people. The memorial is a peaceful place for visitors to reflect and remember.
You can purchase a butterfly to honor a loved one and support Agrace at the same time. Donations help us fund many important services, including grief support programs. Click here for more details about purchasing a butterfly.
Agrace’s Memorial Brick Walk winds around the fountain and pond on the grounds of our Madison campus. It’s a place of peace and reflection for patients, family members and other visitors. Once each year, Agrace hosts a dedication ceremony for the new bricks added to the walk. It’s a quiet, but meaningful, celebration of those who have left an imprint on our lives.
You can purchase a brick and have it engraved to honor a loved one. Your donation helps support important, much-needed services, including grief support groups.
Click here for details about honoring a loved one by dedicating a brick in their name.
As the holiday season approaches in late fall, Agrace hosts a series of Holiday Remembrance programs. These events are open to families served by Agrace and to anyone in the community who wants a time to reflect on the loss of someone special.
Through music, readings and peaceful gathering, the ceremonies are a way to remember those who have died. You’ll find strength and fellowship, learn coping skills, and explore ways to create new, meaningful holiday rituals.
Holiday Remembrance program dates are usually set in late summer and will be added here, once determined.
2018 Holiday Remembrance Programs
Baraboo: Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Baraboo Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 600 Chestnut Street
Madison: Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway
Janesville: Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 2901 N. Wright Road
Rockford: Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Chapel at Swedish American Hospital, 1401 E State Street, Rockford; in cooperation with Swedish American
RSVP is required by November 10 for all locations, please contact Jody at (608) 327-7118 with location and number of people attending.
From 1993 to 2014, families served by Agrace were invited to create a personalized quilt square in honor of their loved one who died. The squares were lovingly joined into more than 140 quilts, which you can view in the picture gallery below.