The Adirondacks are full of people that are quick to lend a helping hand and give to others in need. Local businesses have shown time and time again the importance of investing and supporting other agencies. 

This past January, the Adirondack Artists Guild hosted “Transition,” an art show to benefit High Peaks Hospice. Each member of the Guild donated pieces of art in a silent auction event. The show raised over $1,150 for High Peaks Hospice. The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake, is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region. 

On Thursday, May 12th, representatives of High Peaks Hospice visited the Village of Saranac Lake to provide a Certificate of Appreciation to the Guild and its members.

Pictured from left to right: Shayna Paradis, LMSW and Development Coordinator at High Peaks Hospice, Eleanor Sweeney, One of the Founding Members of the Adirondack Artist Guild, and Sara DeSimone, Marketing and Development Supervisor at High Peaks Hospice. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild.

Nicholas George, Executive Director of High Peaks Hospice shares “Our organization cannot thank the Adirondack Artist Guild enough for hosting such a lovely event and for all of those who contributed. Funds received will help us bring comfort, peace, and support to terminally ill patients and their families alike. As knowledge about our compassionate care spreads, families benefit from connecting with hospice services sooner.”

High Peaks Hospice recognizes the degree to which support from the community helps them achieve their goals. In return, they strive to continually provide the best care and services possible to their patients and families at a time when it is needed most. They hope to continually educate and be a resource to the community for generations to come.

Local community members and organizations remind us through their actions: “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan

To learn how you or your organization can help support High Peaks Hospice click here.  For more information on the Adirondack Artist Guild, please visit