Tag archives: Hospice of Santa Barbara

The Heroes of Hospice
By Richard Mineards   |   October 4, 2022

Given the intense sunshine, there were so many umbrellas out at the Hilton’s Plaza del Sol for the 10th annual Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara lunch that it looked like a Mary Poppins convention! The bountiful bash for 260 guests, co-hosted by KEYT-TV anchors Beth Farnsworth and C.J. Ward, also featured local lifestyle strategist […]

Kloots on Coping 
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 19, 2022

Hospice of Santa Barbara’s free virtual “Illuminate” Speaker Series steps up the star quotient with its next presentation on Wednesday, April 20: Amanda Kloots, the TV host, Broadway actress, award-winning fitness entrepreneur, and recently a finalist on the 30th season of Dancing with the Stars. Kloots might also be the speaker who has been most […]

A Place to Celebrate the Lives of Those We’ve Lost
By Nick Masuda   |   December 7, 2021

For Sharon Byrne, gazing at the 15-foot tree that stands in the grassy knoll in front of Pierre Lafond in the Upper Village has a new significance in 2021. For the first time, a silver star will have the name of a loved one on it for Byrne — for her father, who passed away […]

Honoring the Heroes of Hospice: For Elizabeth Gilbert, It’s Personal
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 14, 2021

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) could hardly have found a more appropriate keynote speaker for its 9th Annual Heroes of Hospice than Elizabeth Gilbert. The author best known for her memoir Eat Pray Love about her year-long globe-travelling journey to heal from a devastating divorce more recently penned Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, revealing […]

Write On: Journaling to Heal
By Lynda Millner   |   January 2, 2020

Hospice of Santa Barbara has a monthly event called Learn @ Lunch. This month the topic was Journaling to Heal led by local author Diana Raab, Ph.D. She has been called the “Queen of Journaling” and has authored nine books including Writing for Bliss and Healing with Words. Diana has first-hand experience about healing with […]

Heroes of Hospice
By Lynda Millner   |   September 26, 2019

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) gave its 7th annual Heroes of Santa Barbara fundraiser at the Biltmore’s Coral Casino titled “Jewels by the Sea.” Even the dolphins came out to play during wine time, putting on their own show. The silent auction was ecstatically beautiful – the long tables afloat with burlap for earth, driftwood […]

Jewels by the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   September 19, 2019

Hospice of Santa Barbara hosted its 7th annual Jewels by the Sea lunch at the Coral Casino when more than 340 guests helped raise a record $165,000 for the nonprofit. The sun suffused bash, co-chaired by Robin Himovitz, Melinda Goodman-Kemp, and Jill Kitnick, was emceed by KEYT-TV husband and wife anchors CJ Ward and Beth […]

Compassionate Care of Carpinteria
By Lynda Millner   |   June 27, 2019

It was the very first annual luncheon with over one hundred guests for Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC), which is a spin-off of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Their new office is at Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main. Now everything that is offered at Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) is offered in Carpinteria as well. After […]

PHorum Faces Facts on Dreams and Visions
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 14, 2019

Just eight days after Hospice of Santa Barbara brought Zen/Buddhist expert Roshi Joan Halifax to town to speak about compassionate care for the dying, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara presents its annual PHorum: Perspectives in Health Care event featuring Dr. Christopher Kerr speaking about “Validating Dreams and Visions of the Dying.” Dr. […]

Light Up a Life
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 29, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara is celebrating 35 years of its popular and poignant series of tree lighting events, called Light Up a Life. This year, Hospice has announced the addition of a fourth ceremony location: Montecito’s upper village, on the corner green. “We’ve been wanting to add a Montecito location for awhile, and it felt […]

Heroes of Hospice
By Lynda Millner   |   September 20, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) hosted its sixth annual Heroes of Hospice Luncheon at the Coral Casino. It was a perfect venue for the theme “Jewels by the Sea.” A welcome reception was held on the terrace with waves crashing below. One of the reasons we all live in paradise! This luncheon was to honor […]

Shining Light Society
By Lynda Millner   |   July 12, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) gave its summer Kick Off Party for the Shining Light Society at the Wine Cask Tasting Room in El Paseo. That was to say “thank you” to donors who have made a gift of $1,000 or more over the last few years or have made a lifetime gift of more […]

Hospice Gala
By Lynda Millner   |   April 19, 2018

Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. celebrated the opening of a new exhibit in their Leigh Block Gallery and had a reception to celebrate. They were displaying the work of the late David Glenn (Judd) Crouch, whose career spanned 60+ years as an active exhibiting artist. He was also a master scientific illustrator for the University […]

Avenue Q – a Road to Inner Freedom
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 15, 2018

Nearly all the spiritual traditional and psychological systems suggest that suffering comes from how we interpret our experiences. Life is always going to have painful moments – but it’s what we make them mean that determines our level of inner happiness on anguish. There are many paths that aim to help humans alleviate the symptoms […]