“Meet Me Where I Am,” a recently published collection of creative expressions, is now available at Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Pkwy. on Hilton Head Island.
A debut party was held in October to introduce the book.
“Meet Me Where I Am” is a lush, hardbound book full of Lowcountry photographs, art, poems, anecdotes, and humorous, touching stories from contributors across the area.
The book had its beginnings in early 2014 among a group of caregivers whose loved ones were participants in the social day program at Memory Matters.
As they talked together about their common experiences of caring for someone with dementia, finding humor and inspiration among their difficulties, the idea was born to create an uplifting book to capture their expressions.
As the idea blossomed, the friends approached Memory Matters executive director Edwina Hoyle about publishing a book that would include input from others who had travelled similar paths.
Sales of the book would benefit the organization that has been so helpful to so many families in need.
A widespread appeal went out as the group invited others to submit their words and their art for consideration. Regional photographers and artists were asked to supplement the book with their favorite scenes of the Lowcountry.
Many months of collaboration has now resulted in this hardbound edition published by Lydia Inglett Publishing/Starbooks.biz of Hilton Head Island. Lynne Cope Hummell, editor of the The Bluffton Sun and The Hilton Head Sun newspapers and former board member of Memory Matters, served as editor.
Books are available for purchase for $29.95 each at Memory Matters during weekday operating hours and online at www. memory-matters.org. Books can also be purchased at www.starbooks.biz.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the community of caregivers and their loved ones by Memory Matters.
For more information, call 843-842-6688.