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Archive | March, 2015

Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 30429!

Hospice of Dayton patients are the recipients of the generosity of Girl Scout Troop 30429  – and the girls are thanking US for the opportunity.  Here’s what was posted on Facebook:
On behalf of Girl Scout Troop 30429, we want to thank Hospice of Dayton and Linda Simpson for taking the time to invest in our girls. The girls decided they wanted to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, by helping Hospice patients and their families. The girls all have experienced a loss of a close love one that had gotten care at Hospice. Hospice has a special place in their hearts, because they know that Hospice was making their love ones comfortable and happy at the end of their journey in this life. So they wanted to help bring comfort and joy to Hospice patients and their families by making BASKETS OF LOVE. They had Family, friends, and their classmates donate items to put in these special baskets. They worked hard and ended up making 50 baskets that are filled with Snacks, drinks, games, coloring books, stuffed animals, and so much more. The girls met with Linda Simpson to deliver the Baskets of Love and take a tour of Hospice of Dayton. Linda did such an AMAZING job with the girls. The girls and the leaders learned so many special things that Hospice does for their patients and their families. The girls love Hospice of Dayton and can’t wait to do more special things to help out . Thank you again for all that you do!

 

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New Event Brings Best of Dayton to One Place for One Night – to Benefit Hospice of Dayton

Steins, Stems and Savories will bring together the best of Dayton in one great night at one great location to benefit Hospice of Dayton services.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 7 to 11 pm, the event brings top chefs from locally owned restaurants Coco’s Bistro, Coldwater Cafe, El Meson, Meadowlark, Roost, Rue Dumaine and Zetland Street together to serve culinary masterpieces; the Stivers Jazz Orchestra entertains while those in attendance swing and sway; and it all takes place in the historic splendor of America’s Packard Museum.   Beverages will be provided by Warped Wing Brewing Company, 5th Street Brew Pub and Rumbleseat Wine.

Reservations are required.  Seating for the event is limited.  Convenient and valet parking is available.  Recommended attire is Urban Chic.  Tickets for Steins, Stems and Savories are available for $90 each, with $70 of that amount tax deductible as proceeds benefit patient care at Hospice of Dayton.

For tickets click here or call Marsha Bernard at 937.258.5537.

 

Nurses Week Invitation

In Celebration of National Nurse’s Week

MONDAY, MAY 11 AT HOSPICE OF DAYTON

5-7 pm (light meal included)

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

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Final Gifts, Messages of Hope

with Author Maggie Callanan

CE  Approval pending

No Cost

 

 

Cast in Bronze

ek4Elefherios Karkadoulias is a man who knows heroes and Gods to their very bones.  He has coaxed their images from bronze and cast them, immortal, for our eyes to behold. His work celebrates the strength and vision to which every man aspires.

Elefherios was born of Greece and born of the Greek traditions. His art form, bronze sculpture, was nurtured as a young apprentice to a family member in his home country.  He immigrated to the United States in 1967, establishing an art studio in Cincinnati. From there, his art has found homes throughout the United States. In Pittsburgh, you can visit his Hygieia, Greek goddess of health.  In Iowa, you can embrace his Icarus, arms flung wide. In Cincinnati, his Cincinnatus stands testament to Gods of War and of the Harvest. His soldier tribute stands guard at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, along with his Icarus Memorial remembering the men and women graduates of the Air Force Institute of Technology who gave their lives in service to our nation. He crafted and supervised placement of the crosses atop the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton.

For every one of his statues, there is a story. Elefherios loved working in bronze to tell those stories because, he says, bronze does not disappear.

In addition to creating his own great works of art, Elefherios labored to restore and preserve the work of other sculptors whose art suffered the ravages of time and the elements.

 

Like those heroes and Gods he has represented, the life work of Elefherios continues to endure and inspire.