Good News: First Friday Concert Series

By: David Crumpler, The Florida Times-Union

On the first Friday of each month prior to COVID-19, local musicians and volunteers performed a mini-concert for Community Hospice & Palliative Care patients and their families at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring. Because of the virus pandemic, Betsy Miller, volunteer engagement specialist, proposed that the May concert go out virtually on social media. Local musician Scott T. Horowitz accepted immediately when Miller approached him to play. Chris Underdal joined Horowitz for the mini-concert.

“The purpose of these uplifting concerts is to provide an experience that enhances the lives of our patients, their families, visitors and staff through the power of music,” Miller said.

Horowitz recently became a volunteer at Community Hospice. Since 2014, he has held The Scott T. Holiday Jamboree, which brings together music, food and people to celebrate life and raise money for Community Hospice & Palliative Care.