MARCH 2023


Both online & on-site



Wednesday, March 1st / 11:00

Please note out of respect to confidentiality, this group is for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia or memory issues only.

Click to Register for Link


Tuesday, March 14th / 11:00

This group is non-disease specific to encourage caregivers to focus on their own concerns and circumstances.

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Tuesday, March 14th


Frank G. Murray Community Ctr

Located at 125 Wilmington Island Rd

This is an open group for all family caregivers to fellowship and is non-disease specific. For more information, contact The Frank G. Murray Community Center

at 912-898-3320 or

Jill Costello at 912-629-1331


Wednesday, March 15th


Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit

1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah

Your loved one does not have to be under hospice care to attend this group.

Are you gradually feeling more alone — that those around you just don’t seem to get what you are going through? Our drop-in Caregiver Support Group meets at the Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit on Eisenhower and provides a safe place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand. Learn and discover strength, emotional support, and a necessary sense of community with like-minded people. This group is non-disease specific to encourage caregivers to focus on their own concerns and circumstances.


Individual Dementia Caregiver Consultations Available

Do you find yourself blocked and frustrated because you don't know what to do and how to do it when it comes to relating and communicating. Do you wonder why what you both want is not happening?

Learn to anticipate the struggles and how to be better prepared. Recognize your loved one's point of view, understand where they are coming from, comprehend the grieving of loss that comes with dementia, and develop a better understanding of what is possible and what is not.

Jill Costello is a Certified Dementia Consultant and Trainer under Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care® and is available for individual caregiver consultations at no financial cost to you.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Educational content provided by Positive Approach® is used with permission and based on the GEMS® and the techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care created and developed by Positive Approach, LLC.

What is Project Sherpa?

Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with more concerns or questions than before you went in?

Perhaps you felt rushed or were embarrassed, even hesitant to ask for more details?

Would you find it helpful if a doctor accompanied you and/or your care recipient to their next medical appointment to be an advocate on your behalf?

Project Sherpa's retired medical professional volunteers do just that at no charge! Your Sherpa will help ask questions and gather all the facts so that, together, you can make the best medical decisions for you, or your loved one's care.

CLICK HERE for more information or call our office at 912-629-1331.

Project Sherpa is a complimentary service of the Edel Caregiver Institute.



Caregiver Stress Relief: Schedule some relaxation time just for you!

March 2nd - Zoom AND on-site at Demere Center for Living

March 9th - Zoom ONLY

March 16th - Zoom AND on-site at Demere Center for Living

March 23rd - Zoom ONLY

March 30th - No Yoga Class

This is not a stretching class! No previous experience is necessary.

Dress to move and stretch. Mats and equipment provided for on-site class only.

On-site classes are at the Demere Center for Living located at 6000 Business Center Drive off Chatham Pkwy. We are the first building on the right and we don’t look like the other buildings.

To register for class or to participate with our on-line ZOOM class CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The ZOOM link will be emailed the Wednesday prior to Thursday morning’s class.


Exhausted caregivers with a loved one under Hospice Savannah's care are eligible for up to five days of respite each month. Respite care is available for your loved one in our beautifully renovated Inpatient Unit on Eisenhower Drive where they will receive personalized care from our onsite clinical staff. Ask your Hospice Savannah nurse or social worker for more information on how to take advantage of this service.

What are the benefits of respite under Hospice Care? CLICK HERE to find out more! If your loved one is not under Hospice Savannah care, please call 912-629-1088 for information.

CAMP ALOHA - A Camp for Grieving Children

May 5 - 7, 2023

A weekend overnight camp to help children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. Full Circle Grief and Loss Center’s bereavement counselors and volunteers help children normalize their feelings through games, music, yoga, and therapeutic group activities. There is a nominal non-refundable application fee of $25 per child, with scholarships available. Transportation to and from New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon is provided.

Registration is limited. Apply online at or call Full Circle Grief and Loss Center at (912) 303-9442

While there is no charge for our classes or support groups, we gratefully accept and appreciate donations. Please click here and designate "Edel Caregiver Institute" in the drop down menu. Thank you!

The Edel Caregiver Institute is part of the Hospice Savannah Inc. continuum of care. Hospice Savannah is accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard in health care, meaning our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care.

The Edel Caregiver Institute and Hospice Savannah, Inc. are proud partners with the United Way of the Coastal Empire!