The Healing Life Society at ALMH values the natural and spiritual aspects of healing at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Annual and life memberships provide the funds needed to serve the Healing Life Society’s three purposes:
- Maintain the healing gardens around ALMH
- Support an active spiritual care program for patients and families
- Host an annual Service of Remembrance for families who have lost a loved one at ALMH in the past year
You have the opportunity to become a member of the Healing Life Society as a life member for a $1000 donation or an annual member for a $100 per year donation. Dues can be sent to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656. You can also make your donation online.
Each spring, the Healing Life Society replenishes the annual planters, freshens the mulch, and adds bulbs, perennials and trees to the landscape. ALMH’s healing gardens currently feature colorful tulips in the spring, planters overflowing with annuals and a wide variety of perennials, shrubs, grasses and trees.
There are many benches, walkways and patios for patients, their families and ALMH employees to pause for solace and reflection in moments of pain, stress or sadness. Offering a pleasing and peaceful outdoor environment helps ALMH live its mission to improve the health of the people and communities it serves.
The Healing Life Society ensures that an ALMH Pastoral Care chaplain is available to serve as a prayer partner and a counselor and administer The Sacraments. A variety of Bibles and devotional materials are kept on hand to meet the needs of patients from all faiths. Additionally, the chapel is always available for anyone desiring a quiet place for prayer and reflection.
Service of Remembrance
The Healing Life Society annually hosts a Service of Remembrance for family and friends to remember their loved ones who have passed away at ALMH in the prior year. A ceremony combining music, words of comfort and a solemn reading of names helps families heal after a loss. The families join together to establish a permanent reminder of their loved ones through the planting of new life in the garden. A release of butterflies follows, symbolizing connection and letting go.