The joy of the holiday season can be marked by sadness for those with loved ones who have passed away. Remembering our loved ones and including them in our observances keeps them alive in our hearts and celebrates their legacy that continues to live on.

For the twelfth year, the Home Nursing Agency Foundation Lights of Love tribute event invites you to “shine your own special light” for someone you love. Selected trees at the UPMC Home Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania offices in Altoona and Ebensburg are being lit with bright lights. White lights represent Family Hospice, and blue lights represent grief services for children, adults and families, including those served through the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program. Trees will be lit Nov. 21 – Jan. 6. All gifts benefit Family Hospice & Grief Services.

CLICK HERE to make a donation and post a dedication


Remember Your Loved One

WINDOW CLING ($25 or more)
Donors receive a 3" x 5" window cling that can be customized by writing the name of your loved one. Post on a window or mirror as you treasure thoughts of a special loved one.

GLASS ORNAMENT ($100 or more)
Adorn your tree with this custom ornament as a reminder of your loved one's special place in your holiday celebrations or enjoy it as an everyday decoration after the holidays are over.

Three heart-shaped ornaments made of clothing or fabric from your loved one. Sewing volunteers will use the fabric/clothing you provide to create a set of three handmade ornaments that you can keep or share. Fabric or clothing item must be mailed in or dropped off at a UPMC Home Healthcare/Family Hospice office by Nov. 30.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Lights of Love 2022 is supported by UPMCUPMC Health Plan, Quality Services The Lakemont Partnership, and WTAJ TV.

Light displays are featured in the following areas:

  • UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA Corporate Office, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona (along Plank Road)
  • UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA Cambria Office, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg (along Route 22)

Donations of any amount can be given to honor or memorialize your loved one. All proceeds from Lights of Love benefit Family Hospice and Grief Services. 

If you choose, the individual you honored or family of the deceased can receive a card of recognition to acknowledge your generous gift. 

Write a personal dedication in memory or honor of your loved one. The dedication will be featured on an interactive tree. Click here to make a donation and post your dedication.


Submit Your Fabric/Clothing

Fabric/clothing for remembrance ornaments (gifts of $100 or more) must be received by Nov. 30. It can be mailed to Home Nursing Agency Foundation, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601. Fabric/clothing can also be dropped off at a UPMC Home Healthcare/Family Hospice office Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

20 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601

227 Hospital Drive, Suite 2
Everett, PA 15537

118 Ebony Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931

6680 Town Centre Blvd.
Huntingdon, PA 16652

450 Windmere Drive, Suite 100
State College, PA 16801


The Home Nursing Agency Foundation welcomes all private and public donations, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information about Lights of Love, please contact Kim Helsel at 814-947-7024.

The official registration and financial information of Home Nursing Agency may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.