Tag archives: hospice

Hospice’s Light Up a Life
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 22, 2022

After two years lost to the pandemic, Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) is gearing up to once again brighten up the holidays in Santa Barbara and neighboring communities with its 39th annual Light Up a Life. The events – which were offered only virtually in 2020 and 2021 – take place live this year at […]

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 […]

Hospice of Santa Barbara
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 21, 2022

Lots of people in Santa Barbara might have only become more aware of Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) over the last two years through one of its responses to the pandemic. And it wasn’t simply because folks were afraid of catching a fatal case of COVID-19 in those early pre-vaccine days, but because of the […]

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 […]

The Christmas Tree Has Arrived
By Sharon Byrne   |   December 17, 2020

Hospice Santa Barbara has installed our Christmas tree in the Upper Village for the third year in a row, and Light Up A Life takes place December 16 at 6 pm. We will be well into Hanukkah, and closing in on the Winter Solstice on December 21, the longest night of the year. Light Up […]

‘Death is But a Dream’
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 5, 2020

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara’s 7th Annual PHorum features the return of Dr. Chris Kerr, neurobiologist and CEO & Chief Medical Officer for the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, New York, whose new book, Death is But a Dream, celebrates our power to reclaim dying as a deeply meaningful […]

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 […]

Charity Regatta Thank You
By Lynda Millner   |   September 12, 2019

Before the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care (VNHC) Charity Regatta given by the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) in early September, they had a special thank you cocktail party for their Regatta sponsors. It’s interesting to note that each organization has been in Santa Barbara for over one hundred years. It was a perfect evening […]

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 […]

Validating Dreams and Visions of the Dying
By Lynda Millner   |   March 28, 2019

“Validating Dreams and Visions of the Dying” was obviously a subject of great interest to many as almost 500 people showed up at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s (VNHC) 6th annual health care symposium. According to president/CEO Lynda Tanner, “VNHC began in 1908 with one nurse providing 140 […]

Kirtan Confab
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 21, 2019

Where can you hear some of the greatest Kirtan/call-and-response chant artists all in one place short of attending a Bahkti gathering? How about Yoga Soup this Friday night, when Sounds into Silence, a feature-length documentary that explores chant meditation, makes its Santa Barbara public debut. Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, […]

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 […]

Perspectives on Healing, Scored with Music
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 8, 2018

Gary Malkin was slated to serve as the centerpiece of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s (VNHC) 5th annual PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare long before the Thomas Fire ignited in Santa Paula Canyon in early December, chewing up houses in Ventura and elsewhere as it snaked its way north in the foothills along the coast. The […]

Charity Regatta
By Lynda Millner   |   September 6, 2018

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) held their annual cocktail party in honor of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) as a “thank you” to sponsors and members of the fundraiser Regatta to be held in September. Admission is open to everyone for an exciting day filled with racing, cruising, music, and games. There’s a […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2018

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) held its 17th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon to honor and remember our mothers in the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. It was a poignant event and totally heartfelt. It began with emcee Pamela Dillman Haskell moderating the lively (cool?) teen-parent fashion show from K.frank. The Santa Barbara Arts Performance […]