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20th Anniversary of Perrysburg Center Showcases Art of Hospice

Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Barb Sharek

Hospice of Northwest Ohio will mark the 20th anniversary of the Edward and Marion Knight Hospice Center on May 20 from 5-7:00 p.m. in the gardens of the facility, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg. More than 175 specially invited friends and supporters of the agency will enjoy music, refreshments and tours of the art collection that enhances the Center and the grounds. In addition, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration, the general public is welcome to stop by the Center on Sunday afternoons on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 2-4:00 p.m. to tour our collection.

Opened in 1995, the Perrysburg Hospice Center is among the first of its kind, and, in fact, has become a prototype for other hospices around the nation. Built on 20 acres of donated land, the 25-bed Hospice Center cost $4.5 million dollars to construct and furnish. It was completely funded by donations from the community before its opening.

Artwork Leaves an Impression

Over the years, many amazing pieces of artwork have been donated and displayed both inside and outside of the building. While the artwork is always available for patients, families and visitors to admire, guests at the anniversary celebration will have the opportunity to learn more about the art, the artists and how the pieces came to reside at the Perrysburg Center.

Among the works, are oils, watercolors and sculptures by local artists including Lanna Pendleton Hall, Michael Romanowicz, Laurel Egnew, Sally Hobbib Rumman and James Havens.

Many wonderful pieces of art also adorn the Virginia Clifford - Toledo Hospice Center on Detroit Avenue.

Hospice Centers a Haven for Families

Says executive director Judy Seibenick, “The community is blessed to have these inpatient resources as they enable our hospice to provide every possible level of care to the patients and families we serve. And, we are blessed to have the ongoing support of the community that allows both of our Hospice Centers to remain extraordinary havens for those facing the end of life.”

Plan to View Artwork?

Anyone planning to stop by the Perrysburg Center to view the art is asked to stop at the main reception desk upon arrival. The receptionist will provide visitors with a colorful, informative guide to some of the most notable pieces. We ask also that you respect the privacy of our patients and families while inside the building.

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