to Support Family Caregivers!

You are invited to join Savannah Power Yoga and the Edel Caregiver Institute in raising support for our local caregivers by joining together in a yoga relay! What’s a Yoga Relay? We will do 100 sun salutations together - you can do them all yourself, or create a relay team and tag in and out as needed.
A caregiver is someone who provides care to another person who is elderly, ill, or disabled. Family caregivers receive little training on how to deliver complicated care. Not surprisingly, research shows that family caregivers are at increased risk for health, emotional, financial, and work-related problems. Hospice Savannah’s Edel Caregiver Institute is your community’s resource for hands-on training and support for family caregivers.
5:30 pm Event Begins | 6:00 pm Sun Salutations begin
Bring your yoga mat, a hand towel, water bottle... or just come out and enjoy the evening as a spectator.
Masks encouraged, but not required.

Five Spot's food truck will be on-site serving up your favorite dishes and Johnny Ganem's will be bartending. 
Friday, October 15th
5:30 - 9:00pm
Isle of Hope Marina
50 W. Bluff Drive, Savannah

$40 entry per relay participant
All proceeds will be donated to Hospice Savannah's Edel Caregiver Institute.
Can't make it to the event but would like to make a donation?
ONLINE: Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Wednesday, October 6th from
11:00 - Noon
Whether you are caring for your loved one at home or they reside in a facility, the stress of caring for a loved one with dementia, especially during this time, can be overwhelming with uncertainty. 
From the comfort of your own home, you are invited to fellowship with other caregivers sharing your concerns and struggles that come with caring for your loved one living with dementia. Please note out of respect to confidentiality, this group is for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia or memory issues only.

Evening Caregiver Support Group at Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit on Eisenhower
Located at 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah
Wednesday, October 6th from 6:00 - 7:00pm
Learn and discover strength, emotional support, and a necessary sense of community with like-minded people.
This group is non-disease specific and your loved one does not have to presently be under hospice care for you to join us.
Pre-registration not required, however, due to current Covid restrictions, masks will be required.
ONLINE: General Caregiver Support Group
Tuesday, October 12th from
11:00 - Noon
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 monthly and provides a safe place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand. This group is non-disease specific to encourage caregivers to focus on their own concerns and circumstances.

Our Caregiver Fellowship provides a sense of community by connecting with other caregivers who truly understand. Learn, share and discover strength and emotional support with like-minded people.
Pre-registration not required, however, due to current Covid restrictions, masks will be required.
Frank G. Murray Community Center
Located at 125 Wilmington Island Rd
Tuesday, October 12th from 1:00 - 2:30pm
Rincon First Christian Church
Located at 5835 Hwy 21 South, Rincon
Thursday, October 14th from 1:00 - 2:30pm
Individual Dementia Caregiver Consultations Available
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia and 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 under Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care and is available for individual caregiver consultations at no financial cost to you.
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.
Restorative Yoga Returns to Zoom Only
Caregiver Stress Relief: Schedule some relaxation time just for you!  
Due to reinstated Covid restrictions, Caregiver Restorative Yoga will be returning to Zoom only for the time being. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any confusion and frustration.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and in return receive the link to join us online.

Class is every Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30am
Zoom link will be emailed out the Wednesday prior to the day of 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.
Don't forget to set up your phone's voice mail account and to make sure you occasionally empty it so others can leave a message. You never know who may be unable to reach you! Thanks!
Do you know a caregiver who could benefit from the services of the
Edel Caregiver Institute?
Simply text "EdelCaregiver" to 22828
to start receiving our caregiver newsletter and announcements.
The Edel Caregiver Institute is located at 6000 Business Center Drive.
We are also available by appointment to meet at our Hospice Savannah In-Patient Unit at 1352 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.

For individual consultations, assistance, questions or concerns please contact:
Jill Costello, MA at 912-629-1331 /
or Marilyn Johnson at 912-629-1327 /
For more information on the Edel Caregiver Institute, please visit our website:

While there is no charge for our classes or support groups, we gratefully accept donations.
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!