Daughters Without Mothers Spring Tea and Seminar, an annual event presented by Oxford Hospice, will be held on Saturday, April 18 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 925 E. Seminole Street in Springfield.

This free event is from 1:00-3:30 p.m. and features special door prizes and gifts donated from local businesses, plus sandwiches, fruits and teas catered by Aviary Café and Creperie.

Renee Jenkins, Bereavement Coordinator for Oxford HealthCare Hospice, says the Spring Tea is purposefully held before Mother’s Day. “For many women whose mothers have died, Mother’s Day can be especially painful and bring a sense of isolation and loneliness. Our desire is to create an atmosphere of comfort, acceptance and support. Because of this, many women look forward to returning year after year and have shared that it helps them look forward to Mother’s Day instead of dreading it.”

Oxford Hospice offers this event free of charge to the community to encourage daughters and cultivate warm memories of their mothers. To RSVP, contact Renee Jenkins at 417-883-7500.

Oxford HealthCare, an affiliate of CoxHealth, is the leading home health care agency in southwest Missouri providing the care individuals need to remain in the comfort of home.