Volunteer Faye Allen is a winner!

Our nominee for this year's United Way annual volunteer appreciation awards was Faye Allen, an exuberant and passionate Hospice Savannah homecare volunteer and advocate. She is pictured with girlfriends Bonnie and Pat to her right, homecare volunteer coordinator Christy to her immediate left, and our Foundation's Ophelia and Jennifer. Read her full nomination here.

For three years Faye has partnered with the Midtown Pickers to host a Summer Nights party on our behalf. This year their Habersham Village party is on the evening of Saturday, June 9. If you may be interested in hosting a party of any kind please join us for a wine and cheese informational meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at Hospice House. Full details here .
5 reasons to accept Hospice Savannah's care
1. Hospice care extends life. A study of 4,493 Medicare patients shows that the 47% who received hospice care extended their survival by 81 days (Congestive Heart Failure); 39 days (lung cancer); 21 days (pancreatic cancer); 33 days (colon cancer). Connor SR, et al. J Pain Symptom Management, 2007

2. Sometimes patients feel they are "disappointing" family because their disease is progressing and sometimes caregivers think they will "disappoint" by needing help. Hospice is a way to help your loved one by providing a safety net under the love and care you already provide.

3. You are entitled to hospice care as a benefit you have already paid for through insurance and Medicare taxes.

4. You and your loved ones deserve every available resource and hospice can assist in coordination of those resources.

5. You can try it for a while to see if it helps. If you're not happy, hospice care can be discontinued at any time!

For more information, please call our Referral Center at 912.629.1088.
TEDxSavannah Watch Party

When was the last time you took a day to disconnect from your routine and learn about exciting ideas worth sharing? That's exactly what will happen at the Watch Party at our Demere Center on Friday, May 11. Join us between 9 and 5 for some or all of the live-streamed local talks. Snacks and drinks provided. More information here.
Therapy dog Honey's first day on the job!
Yellow Labrador Retriever Honey had an exciting first day as a certified therapy dog at Hospice House . She and her owner, veterinarian and new Hug-a-Pet volunteer Kristine, participated in our latest social media video which you can view above. Good girl Honey - you did a great job!
Thrift Shoppe deals in May
This month we feature 20% off housewares and 25% off frames and artwork, plus we're changing our furniture inventory on an almost daily basis! Stop by to see what's new! We're located at 331 E. Highway 80 in Pooler and open Tuesday through Saturday. Click here to find out more about shopping, volunteering, or donating. Furniture pickup is available by appointment: call the store at 912.629.1122.
The toll of dementia

A recent poignant 60 Minutes segment chronicled the 10-year story of a couple who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease, capturing both their agony and their inspiring love after more than 50 years of marriage.  Watch the segment here to gain a vivid sense of Carol's personality and her bond with her husband and caregiver Mike. The pressure on the couple is palpable.

Our Edel Caregiver Institute  was created to help couples just like the Daly's. Find out about free practical help, hands-on classes and resources, and sign up for the next "Dealing with Dementia" class on June 20 at  these web pages or call 912.629.1331.
Honoring or remembering Mom

As Mother's Day approaches, you may want to consider honoring or remembering her by donating a commemorative brick on our Hospice House or Demere Center walkways, or a brass leaf on one of our Trees of Remembrance. Call our Foundation at 912. 629.1055 or donate here.

We are proud to have earned Guidestar ' s Gold Star of Transparency, helping ensure donors feel good about their support of our life-enriching programs and services. Warm thanks to those who made a gift last month; read their names here.
Still time to see our Gallery's fiber arts show
Did you know there are three woven wall hangings which incorporate lines of poetry written by the weaver's mother, a patient who died with us at Hospice House? Come view them and all the creative Saori woven art pieces and clothing in our current show at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.  Pictured are the artists Suzy, Treesa and Deborah at their opening reception.

Local artists are reminded of our call-for-entries for the Miniature Masterpieces show and silent auction.  Deadline to submit is July 16 and entry form is available here.
"We the Living" -help for children impacted by gun violence
Watch as bereavement counselor Betsy Kammerud talks about our Full Circle Grief and Loss Center' s work with children in our community who have lost a loved one to homicide. For free bereavement support, please contact the counselors at 912.303.9442. (Betsy was filmed shortly after shaving her head to raise funds for childhood cancer research).
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