Support for Alive

  • Alive & The Bluebird Returns!

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    Alive & The Bluebird Returns!

    We're reimagining the traditions and events that we love. Read on for more updates to this annual event.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Jacques Sirois

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Jacques Sirois

    Longtime Alive volunteer, Jacques Sirois, has been with us for 10 years and is always going above and beyond! Read on for his favorite part of volunteering.

  • Celebrating 45 Years, Happy Birthday Alive!

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    Celebrating 45 Years, Happy Birthday Alive!

    Alive staff share their favorite memories from throughout the years.

  • 2020 Employee of the Year

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    2020 Employee of the Year

    Read on to see who has been awarded our 2020 Employee of the Year award!

  • Alive Hospice Hires Administrator of Nashville In-patient Unit

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    Alive Hospice Hires Administrator of Nashville In-patient Unit

    Alive, the only non-profit hospice in Middle Tennessee, continues to expand its services and has just announced Danielle Buchanan as the new Administrator for our Nashville in-patient unit.

  • Alive's Butterfly Houses Take Off!

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    Alive's Butterfly Houses Take Off!

    When is a butterfly house more than a house? When it’s a movement! Alive butterfly houses are creating community during the pandemic.

  • Building a Legacy at The Bluebird Cafe

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    Building a Legacy at The Bluebird Cafe

    Erika Wollam Nichols, President/GM of The Bluebird Cafe, gives us a look behind the scenes.

  • Alive Hospice doubles its telehospice presence amid pandemic

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    Alive Hospice doubles its telehospice presence amid pandemic

    President/CEO, Kimberly Goessele, shares more on the expansion of Alive's Henry Hooker Connect telehospice program.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Christman

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Christman

    Our volunteer, Julia Christman, has been sharing her sewing talents with Alive for years. During the pandemic, these skills have been even more of a help to families and friends of patients.

  • Caring for Pop in His Final Weeks Leads to Legacy for Alive Board Member

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    Caring for Pop in His Final Weeks Leads to Legacy for Alive Board Member

    Alive Board Member and volunteer, Frank Gluck, shares how his father's death and legacy became the catalyst for his life's work, end-of-life interests, and the legacy he will leave for others.

  • 2019 Annual Report

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    2019 Annual Report

    How many can say that their legacy is a better ending to a life story? Our donors can. Read our annual report to see your impact.

  • Turn Your Calling into a Career

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    Turn Your Calling into a Career

    Do you have a calling to change the world one patient at a time? Join our growing team of amazing nurses!

  • Alive Memorial Butterfly Release at Home

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    Alive Memorial Butterfly Release at Home

    Each year, we host a memorial butterfly release, to remember those we have lost. This year, Alive is providing a safe alternative with at home butterfly releases.

  • Donate and Make a Difference Today

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    Donate and Make a Difference Today

    As the only non-profit hospice in the region, we are able to go above and beyond Medicare requirements with special services that others can’t match. And it’s all because of generous donors like you!

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Sellick 

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Annie Sellick 

    Annie is a Nashville native and acclaimed jazz musician. She volunteers with patients at our Nashville residence and hosted a benefit Christmas concert for Alive in 2019.

  • Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine

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    Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine

    We are over the moon at being included as a beneficiary by the Prine family in this livestream tribute to John Prine. We are incredibly honored!

  • The Big Payback 2020

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    The Big Payback 2020

    Can you make a gift to help our patients and families? The Big Payback, Tennessee's day of philanthropy, returns May 6, and any gifts you make may be matched by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

  • Donate to Telehospice Now

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    Donate to Telehospice Now

    It’s more important than ever for us to stay connected. This is especially true for patients and caregivers who are isolated in quarantine during this frightening pandemic.

  • The Bluebird Cafe and Singer/Songwriters Raise Funds for Alive

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    The Bluebird Cafe and Singer/Songwriters Raise Funds for Alive

    Alive, the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services for Middle Tennessee, kicks off its 27th annual benefit concert series, Alive at The Bluebird.

  • Alive Featured in Lebanon Democrat

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    Alive Featured in Lebanon Democrat

    The Democrat spoke with Alive volunteers to see what inspires them.

  • Painter and Grammy-Award Winner Ray Stephenson Creates Art for Alive Event

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    Painter and Grammy-Award Winner Ray Stephenson Creates Art for Alive Event

    “On some level we are all the same thing, and we wall want and need the same things,” says Grammy winning songwriter and acclaimed painter Ray Stephenson. “Helping others is helping yourself.”

  • Alive Honors Community Leaders in End-of-Life Care and Education

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    Alive Honors Community Leaders in End-of-Life Care and Education

    Alive, the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services for Middle Tennessee, is honoring Middle Tennessee community leaders for their advocacy of end-of-life care and education with Alive Heart of Hospice Awards. The inaugural awards ceremony will take place November 5.

  • Longtime Supporter and Volunteer Sponsors New Grief Group Counseling Room

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    Longtime Supporter and Volunteer Sponsors New Grief Group Counseling Room

    Joni Werthan, a longtime supporter and volunteer at Alive Hospice, supplied the funds necessary to bring a dedicated grief group counseling room to Alive’s new Franklin location.

  • Thank you, Preds!

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    Thank you, Preds!

    This spring we unveiled the updated and redecorated kids space at The Residence at Alive – Nashville, complete with a visit from Gnash.

  • Healing Grief with Yoga

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    Healing Grief with Yoga

    Maggie Spaulding knew her life would be changed forever after her 27-year-old son died from an accidental overdose. The shock and grief from his loss was overwhelming at times.

  • 26th Annual Alive at the Bluebird Raises Funds for Alive’s Community Services

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    26th Annual Alive at the Bluebird Raises Funds for Alive’s Community Services

    Alive’s annual benefit concert series, Alive at The Bluebird, returned this January for its 26th year. Partipants included old friends like Kathy Mattea, Kent Blazy, Steve Wariner, Pat Alger, Don Schlitz, Vince Gill, and Amy Grant along with newer friends like Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and Charles Esten.

  • Nashville Star Charles Esten Sings for Alive Patients with Musicians on Call

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    Nashville Star Charles Esten Sings for Alive Patients with Musicians on Call

    Alive patients and family members at the Nashville residence had a wonderful surprise last fall when Charles Esten, “Deacon” on the hit series Nashville, stopped by to give private, in-room concerts to anyone who wanted one.

  • New Gift Supports Alive’s Services

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    New Gift Supports Alive’s Services

    Alive is now offering beautiful stained-glass butterflies for sale in its online store.

  • Alive at the Bluebird 2019

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    Alive at the Bluebird 2019

    Alive at The Bluebird Benefit Concert Series Features Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Charles Esten, and More Than 100 of Nashville’s Finest Singer/Songwriters

  • Lynn Thompson Memorial Garden

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    Lynn Thompson Memorial Garden

    If you have been to Alive’s Nashville office, you may have noticed a small cat waiting alongside a brick walkway that winds through a garden at the side entrance of the building.

  • Need for Charity Care is Growing

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    Need for Charity Care is Growing

    Alive currently provides half of the charity hospice care in our region and 21 percent of the charity care for the entire state. This year we have already experienced a 90 percent increase in demand over last year.

  • Nashville Athletes Give Back to Help Kids Deal with Loss

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    Nashville Athletes Give Back to Help Kids Deal with Loss

    Alive is so grateful to these outstanding athletes who have generously donated to support our mission.

  • Artist Paul Harmon Supports Alive with Limited Edition Print Offering

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    Artist Paul Harmon Supports Alive with Limited Edition Print Offering

    Artist Paul Harmon welcomed us into his cozy log cabin studio in Brentwood, Tennessee, where paintings and sculptures brightly layer the walls from floor to ceiling. In his 70’s, Harmon’s curiosity and delight in the creative journey is as strong as ever.

  • Songwriter Team Headlines 25th Anniversary Show

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    Songwriter Team Headlines 25th Anniversary Show

    When Alive’s President/CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal started planning the 25th anniversary showcase of Alive at the Bluebird, she knew it needed to be something really special, and she knew she needed a little help from friends.

  • Art Galleries Bring Comfort, Support Alive Programs

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    Art Galleries Bring Comfort, Support Alive Programs

    In 1860, Florence Nightingale wrote about the importance of art for comfort and healing in her Notes on Nursing. “Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the objects presented to patients are actual means of recovery.”

  • Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones Supports Grief Services for Kids

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    Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones Supports Grief Services for Kids

    Alive was honored to become a beneficiary of the second annual Ben Jones Clay Shoot this spring. Hosted by Tennessee Titans Center Ben Jones and his wife, Alex, the outdoor sporting event supports local nonprofits that enrich the lives of youth.

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

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    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.

  • How Alive Hospice Saved Our Family

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    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.

  • Alive at the Bluebird 2017

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    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!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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We rely on charitable donations to fund indigent care, those without insurance coverage, our Institute education and outreach programs, and our comprehensive bereavement support program.

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