Lorna Luft, Broadway star and daughter of legendary actor Judy Garland, will be the keynote speaker at Tidewell Foundation’s 12th Annual Signature Luncheon. Luft is the sister to Joey Luft and half-sister to singer and actress Liza Minelli. Since making her show business debut at 11 years of age, Luft hasContinue Reading


Tidewell Hospice and parent company Stratum Health System announced 2020-2021 officers of the Board of Trustees for each organization after an Oct. 23 virtual board retreat. Stratum Health System Jan Miller, who completed her second term on the Tidewell Hospice board as its Chair, has been named the Chair ofContinue Reading


Tidewell Hospice and GuitarSarasota, two local not-for-profits, have collaborated to create a virtual concert, “Heart Strings: Bringing You the Power of Music,” for the enjoyment of residents within the communities and care facilities Tidewell serves. Music as Therapy Music therapy is one of Tidewell’s wide array of complementary services forContinue Reading


Tidewell Hospice remains committed to serving families with quality care and continuing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite challenges brought on by the halting of traditional in-person engagements, they are innovating to help. Tidewell was able to get creative in bringing its Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center services to itsContinue Reading

Melissa Gilbert Talks To The Suncoast Post On Children's Hospice Care


The turnout was quite impressive at the 11th Annual Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon in Sarasota, which helps fund the services Tidewell provides to more than 9,000 patients annually regardless of their ability to pay. One impressive attendee in particular we were delighted to chat with was the keynote speaker, an icon in Hollywood for almost 5 decades, Melissa Gilbert.