Formerly Optimal Hospice Foundation

Light Up A Life 2021

Our 2021 Light Up a Life Ceremonies were once again streamed live due to COVID 19. As a healthcare agency our Board of Directors feel strongly we must make the health and wellness of our communities our top priority.  Four ceremonies were held broken down by county. 

 Viewing Links for Recordings of Live Streams

KERN COUNTY – Was held on December 1st hosted by Greenlawn Funeral Homes Bakersfield

To View Ceremony  – CLICK HERE

FRESNO/KINGS/MADERA/TULARE COUNTIES – Was held on December 2nd  hosted by Soma Community Church Fresno

To View Ceremony –  CLICK HERE

STANISLAUS/SAN JOAQUIN /MERCED COUNTIESWas held on December 7th hosted by Oakdale Riverbank Memorial Chapel

To View Ceremony – CLICK HERE

LA/ORANGE COUNTIES – Was held on December 9th hosted by Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

To View Ceremony – CLICK HERE



Foundation Update

Since 1979 the Optimal Hospice Foundation has been committed to our Mission to ensure hospice care and other compassionate programs are available for families facing a life-limiting illness. Programs include outreach & education, hospice care funding for the uninsured and bereavement support including an annual Kids Camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. To fullfil this Mission the Foundation has partnered with Optimal Hospice Care. In 2018, Optimal Hospice Care was purchased by Bristol Hospice and in October of this year all Optimal locations changed their name to Bristol Hospice.

To reflect our continued partnership we are excited to announce that on January 1, 2021 the Optimal Hospice Foundation changed its name to Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA. We will continue to fulfill our Mission, programs, services and events with same team of staff and volunteers. This change allows us to grow and serve more families as we will partner with all California Bristol locations – growing from 8 community office locations to 19.


Memorial and General Donations

Donate through our website or download our charitable contribution form and mail with a check.

Kids Camp

Learn more about our summer program for children who have expeience the loss of a loved one.


Read through our archive of past newsletters to learn more about our foundation.