I’ve had several readers ask me about a Memorial Service script to use in an eldercare setting. For example, I know that many residences provide a once-a-month celebration of life for residents who have passed away.
I’ve finally finished it! Here is a Celebration of Life / Memorial Service script for you to provide a comforting ritual for elders in your care. As always, it’s suitable for older adults with dementia.
For the singing, you can stream the suggested hymns from my YouTube channel.
If you prefer to use a video, I’ve created that as well. Watch my 27-minute Celebration of Life and Memorial Service here.
Who’s your audience?
Because I’m a Christian chaplain, this memorial service is interdenominational for a Christian audience; it isn’t really suited for a Jewish, Muslim, or other religious expression. Each religious tradition has its own beautiful prayers and rituals pertaining to death, so if you need something for another faith tradition, call your local clergy for help.
Peace be with you,