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Light up a Life

We invite you to join us this Friday, January 5th to celebrate and honor the lives of your loved ones at Hospice of Santa Barbara's Light up a Life ceremony in Carpinteria.

The ceremony will feature special speakers and guests, entertainment, cookies, and hot chocolate and the lighting of a memorial tree.

Stars will be available on site for a suggested donation of $15 or more. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Barbara.

Seal Fountain at Linden Plaza, Carpinteria

The Light up a Life ceremony will be part of the Unity in the Community Event, which includes a Heroes ceremony honoring those who've stepped in to help others - followed by music and entertainment at the Carpinteria Art Center.  

Click here  f or more information. 

When I look back on the year that has passed, I'm amazed, encouraged, and inspired by all of Hospice of Santa Barbara's staff and stakeholders who've committed themselves to helping families dealing with loss and serious illnesses.

As we move forward into 2018, it is truly a joy to think about all the opportunities ahead we have to build relationships and bring light into the lives of those going through the most difficult of times.
And as we continue to heal from the impact of the devastating Thomas Fire, I'm touched to see how this commitment to compassion continues to echo throughout our community.

First and foremost, I'm thankful for the first responders and firefighters who've spent countless hours battling the flames. I'm also heartened by the many selfless individuals in our beautiful city who've donated their time and resources to help those impacted by this disaster. My heart is always full when I see a spirit of generosity shining through all the wonderful people in our community.

Thanks to our unwavering supporters, our staff and volunteers are able to continue addressing the needs of those in our community, as well as bring some joy into their lives.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Save the Date

 We're welcoming local artists from Slingshot Forum to the Leigh Block Gallery with an art reception! SlingShot is an art studio and gallery for artists with developmental disabilities who want to  create and sell art. The work is notable for its influenced raw creativity. SlingShot is designed to encourage creative expression and on-site gallery offers an exhibition space that
fosters a  supportive link the the Santa Barbara community. 

Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate our new exhibit. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 
5:30-7:30 PM 

Hospice of Santa Barbara 
2050 Alameda padre Serra, Suite 100 

25% of sales will be donated to Hospice of Santa Barbara

"Shift," a Poem by Susan Cochran

Susan became familiar with Hospice of Santa Barbara when her husband of thirty years died suddenly from a heart attack on July 4, 2010. She participated in the Widows and Widowers' Group, Healing through Poetry Group and the Year to Live Workshop and various events and workshops.

Susan recently published a small creative book entitled "In the Sea of Grief and Love"
that chronicles her challenges and successes. She takes the reader through the
shock of  an unprepared heart full of grief to learning to live fully with an open
filled with acceptance and loving memories. Her poetry has been
used to 
help those healing  from loss. 

Click here   to read Susan's poem and learn how you can join "Healing Through Poetry."
 Support Groups
Pet Loss 
Wednesday Afternoons | Jan. 10 - Jan. 31
The unconditional love, companionship and joy our pets bring us is priceless. Equally hard is the heartache, loss and emptiness we feel when we lose our animal companion.
Widow/Widowers Support Group 
1st & 3rd Thursday Afternoons OR
2nd & 4th Monday Evenings
We offer day and evening support groups for adults who have lost a spouse or partner. This is a supportive environment in which you can connect with others facing similar losses.

Survivors of Suicide
1st & 3rd Thursday Evenings
For people healing from the death of a
loved one by suicide. In this group, members will share their grief and
develop strategies for coping
with their loss.
Healing from the Loss of
an Adult Child 

Tuesday Afternoons 
| Feb. 6 - April 10
For parents grieving the loss of an adult child. Please call 805-563-8820 to register. 

Un Año Para Vivir
Comenzando Jan. 4
Cómo sería sí usted solamente tuvíera
un año para vívír?  Está ínteresado en enriquecer su vída personal, y saborear cada momento de la vída?  Juntos vívíremos este año como si fuera el últímo.

A Year to Live

Starts Friday, January 12
2nd Friday Each Month
(A one-year commitment)
How would you choose to spend your last year on earth?  B ased on Stephen Levine's book, A Year to Live.

Date limited groups require registration prior to first session. No drop-ins please. To register, please contact the intake coordinator at (805) 563-3320 ext. 110. All groups are free of charge with donations gratefully accepted.

Thank You to our Wonderful Volunteers!

We are so grateful to have a fantastic team of volunteers with a desire to give back to 
the community.  On December 4th, HSB hosted an appreciation party at the Glen Annie Gold Club 
in honor of our hardworking hospice volunteers. 
Thank you for all that you do! 
Help Fulfill Our Wish List:

  • Gift cards to Michael's for Children and Family Services' therapeutic art projects
  • Books: See HSB's Amazon Wish List for details
  • Gift certificates for ice cream or frozen yogurt, movie passes, museum passes and Zodo's Bowling passes for 'I Have a Friend' Program 
  • Massage gift certificates for our clients
  • Ornaments for HSB's Christmas tree
  • Dinner for 35 parents and children for our Parenting After Loss group starting in January
  • Grocery store and gas gift cards
  • Bakery gift certificates (Our families celebrate birthdays and death anniversaries of their loved ones)
Thank You!

Thank you to the Santa Barbara Choral Society for donating tickets to their
holiday concert for HSB clients and staff.

Thank you to Yoga Soup for their ongoing support to HSB staff.

Thank you to Whole Foods for their weekly donation of flower bouquets to our clients.

Thank you for all that you do to support our work! 

It is a remarkable privilege to witness the difference we make for those we serve on a daily basis. It is only through your generosity that we can accomplish all that we do and will do in the future. 
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