• 25 Years of Alive at the Bluebird: How it All Began

    Special Events, Support for Alive

    25 Years of Alive at the Bluebird: How it All Began

    Every song begins with a single note. Twenty-five years ago, the longest running concert series in the history of The Bluebird Cafe began with a single night - or that was the original idea, anyway.

  • One of the Warmest and Fuzziest Parts of Alive: Pet Therapy!

    Volunteer Services

    One of the Warmest and Fuzziest Parts of Alive: Pet Therapy!

    Pet therapy (also known as “animal-assisted activities”) is one of the most beloved parts of our volunteer program. You might say it’s the warmest and fuzziest aspect of Alive, and it’s not hard to see why!

  • How Alive Hospice Saved Our Family

    Our Care, Stories of Alive, Support for Alive

    How Alive Hospice Saved Our Family

    Rick Scarola remembers his grandmother, Ethel Brosgarth, as the family matriarch. She was 4-foot-10 inches tall, but larger than life. She drove until the age of 89. She was feisty, he recalled, something he always loved about her. In many ways, she was the rock of the family. When you were with her, he said, you were home.

  • Does Alive have the solution to a national problem?

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    Does Alive have the solution to a national problem?

    Alive is well known here in Middle Tennessee; we were the first hospice provider in the Southeast, as you may recall. But our star is on the rise because of some of the innovative things we’re doing within the realm of training and education, and we’re attracting attention on the national stage.

  • Alive at the Bluebird 2017

    Special Events, Support for Alive

    Alive at the Bluebird 2017

    The 2017 Alive At The Bluebird concert series was the biggest yet with 36 shows and more than 130 participating songwriters – more than ever before on both counts!

  • 100+ years of combined grief support experience

    Alive Grief Support

    100+ years of combined grief support experience

    Alive Grief Support is comprised of 8 master’s level grief counselors who have more than 100 years of combined experience with caring for grieving families and individuals.

  • Advocacy Focus Groups are yielding valuable insights

    Alive Institute

    Advocacy Focus Groups are yielding valuable insights

    It is no secret that minorities in America are underrepresented in hospice care. Studies have been conducted around the nation to help explain why, but Alive wanted to learn the attitudes and opinions of our local communities. Starting in 2016, we began a series of Advocacy Focus Groups.

  • Not every hospice is Alive Hospice

    Alive News, Our Care

    Not every hospice is Alive Hospice

    Providing loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses is an integral part of the mission at Alive. With every patient and family we serve, we know that the quality of that care is critical.

  • Postcards from Camp

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events

    Postcards from Camp

    Our grief support camps are a safe place for kids ages 6-14 who are grieving the death of someone important in their lives.

  • What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events, Stories of Alive

    What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    The first few years of my tenure at Alive, I observed the closing ceremony for Camp Evergreen, one of our children's grief support camps, from the back of the room.

  • Grief support closer to home

    Alive Grief Support, Alive News

    Grief support closer to home

    One of the things we’ve been most excited about this year is the expansion of our grief support services at Alive’s two new offices in Hendersonville and Lebanon.

  • How the Alive Institute is Working to Change the World Around Us

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    How the Alive Institute is Working to Change the World Around Us

    Alive has been a pioneering organization from the very beginning. Our founders, Dr. and Mrs. David Barton and the late Dr. John Flexner, brought an entire branch of medicine to Tennessee - hospice care - that did not exist here before 1975.

  • Boardchair: Dr. Warren McPherson

    Board of Directors, Recognition

    Boardchair: Dr. Warren McPherson

    For the last six years, Dr. Warren McPherson has been a champion and ambassador for Alive as a board member. He has played a variety of leadership roles, including cochair of our Murfreesboro Advisory Committee and Closer to Home Capital Campaign Committee, which led the effort to build The Residence at Alive Hospice Murfreesboro.

  • Board Member Transitions To New Role At Alive

    Board of Directors, Recognition

    Board Member Transitions To New Role At Alive

    Alive has been dear to Judy Orr for more than 16 years. Touched personally by the care we provide for patients and families, she has been an ambassador for this organization and an advocate for end-of-life planning because she believes the last chapter of life should be embraced, not put out of mind.

  • Alive Palliative Medicine  Provides Inpatient Consult Services to Local Hospitals

    Alive News, Our Care

    Alive Palliative Medicine Provides Inpatient Consult Services to Local Hospitals

    Alive was approached by TriStar Summit Medical Center two years ago to explore whether we would be interested in providing an inpatient palliative care consult service to their patients.

  • Your life’s work can leave a lasting legacy through planned giving

    Support for Alive

    Your life’s work can leave a lasting legacy through planned giving

    Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the purpose of life?” What will endure from the hard work, failures and successes, good decisions and good fortune you have created throughout your life? Do you hope that this world, even if only the small part of the world you reside, is a better place because you lived?

  • Cowan Benefit Services

    Support for Alive

    Cowan Benefit Services

    Every day, Cowan Benefit Services (a division of Hub International Limited) helps companies all across Middle Tennessee take care of their employees as a benefits broker. And every day, as he walks the halls of Cowan Benefit between phone calls and meetings, President Matt Cowan passes by a series of colorful posters with special significance.

  • Jackson National Life Insurance

    Support for Alive

    Jackson National Life Insurance

    You can tell a lot about a company not only by the earnings it generates, but by the good it does. Jackson National Life Insurance Company® (Jackson®) is well established as a provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. Just as consumers invest with Jackson, the company also invests in communities where its associates live and work through a dedicated corporate social responsibility program.

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Contact Us

  • 1718 Patterson Street
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Phone: 615-327-1085
  • Toll Free: 800-327-1085
  • Fax: 615-321-8902
  • Referrals: 615-250-1348
  • Referral fax: 615-963-4807