Bailey-Boushay House to Host Memorial Service Nov 1

In 1992, Bailey-Boushay House became America's first skilled nursing facility specifically created to care for people living with HIV/AIDs and their unique needs. In the past 18 years, more than half of all people who have died of AIDS in King County have passed away in the care of the staff and loved ones at Bailey-Boushay House.

On Monday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Bailey-Boushay House will hold a memorial service for the families and friends of clients who have died at the facility. The memorial service will include blessings from Bailey-Boushay House spiritual coordinator Jill Spruce, as well as community clergy. Special remembrance of individuals who passed away from 2003 to 2010 will be included in the service. Participants will be given an opportunity to share remembrances of any individual cared for at Bailey-Boushay House.

"Bailey-Boushay House holds a special place in the hearts and minds of families and friends who lost loved ones to AIDS or other diseases," said Brian Knowles, executive director of Bailey-Boushay House. "This memorial service provides a special opportunity to remember those individuals and reunite with this community that embraced and cared for them in their final days."

All are welcome to attend. RSVP is appreciated. Call (206) 720-2331 or e-mail

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