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Join us this Sunday, December 8 at 5:15 p.m. on the outdoor patio at our  Demere Center for Living  to pause and remember your loved ones. This special time of candle lighting, music and readings will be followed by a reception sponsored by  Cape Creations Catering .
 
Tree of Light is open to the entire community at no charge, and donations support year-round bereavement programming provided by Full Circle grief counselors and volunteers. Full information available here.
Words From Our Chief Medical Director
Watch as Dr. Sandy Gordon Kolb explains how Hospice Savannah and/or the Steward Center for Palliative Care can help our friends, families and neighbors who have a serious, progressive illness:

Dr Kolb

A Time To Relax & Be Restored


An opportunity to pause and reflect will be offered on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. when we invite you to disengage from the busyness of the holiday season for an hour of music and restorative relaxation. Experience a "listening lab" of jazz from such greats as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald offered through our partnership with the Savannah VOICE Festival. The event will be held in the Demere Center for Living and there is no charge to attend.
Georgia Medical Society Award

Our Serious Illness Program established in partnership with St. Joseph's/Candler helps redirect patients with congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease away from Emergency Department visits or hospital admissions. Instead, they can be helped by Dr. Laura Farless and her team at the Steward Center for Palliative Care  who offer a blanket of support available years before hospice care needs to be considered. We were honored to have this innovative program recently acknowledged for a 2019 Health Care Hero award by the Georgia Medical Society.

Pictured L to R: VP Ilyce Brinn; Director Tonya Hillis; and Program Manager, Melissa Gaule.
"It Saved My Life"
Caregiver Norma Douglas feels forever grateful to our Edel Caregiver Institute for the help she received while caring for her mother. Click on the image below to watch as she explains during this recent United Way spot on WTOC:
 


Whether you have just begun your caregiving journey or are a seasoned veteran, the Institute's programs and assistance will help reduce your level of stress while maintaining the health and quality of life for both you and your care recipient!
Let Your Phone Do The Walking...

We are grateful for the front page S avannah Morning News  story on our Caregiver and Patient Advocacy app!  Download today to find videos about the Edel Caregiver Institute, how to start conversations about the end of life, palliative care, a list of upcoming events such as yoga classes and caregiver support groups, and sections called "I'm a patient" and "I'm a caregiver" under which are categories of resources. Read the full story here  and if you need help downloading please reach Sandy Mentzel at 912.417.4489. 

Pictured is Jamey Espina VP Development & Community Services, who helped work on the app's concept.
Thrift Shoppe Open House

The Pooler Chamber of Commerce's  December Open House is at our Shoppe and we can't wait to welcome you! We'll have drinks and appetizers, Wheel of Fortune discounts, a 50/50 cash raffle, and bargains galore. $3 for Chamber members and $5 for non-members. Stop by between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 and let's get shopping! Our Thrift Shoppe is located at 329 E. Highway 80 in the Fortune Plaza and the phone number is 912.629.1122.
Save The Date

Mark your calendar for Hospice Savannah's 12th Annual Lecture Series. The Community Coffee and Conversation will be held in Savannah Technical College's Eckburg Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. Irish native Dr. Michael Kearney and his spouse will address the burden of caregiving in a talk entitled "Care for the Caregiver: The Importance of Self-Compassion."
Please Cast Your Vote!

We are grateful to Savannah's Location Gallery for their support of our community non-profits since its inception. Please take a second to vote for Hospice Savannah to be the recipient of the proceeds from the current show! Thank you.
Remembering Craig Harney

We offer sincere condolences to the family of our board member Craig Harney. As his obituary states, Craig "never met a stranger and loved everyone he met. An uncommonly gifted storyteller at WTOC , he was a light to all who knew him and he will shine over this community always."
Giving Tuesday
Show how much your care about Hospice Savannah by making a donation to our year-end appeal in honor of Giving Tuesday! Your gift will help friends and neighbors live more fully through caregiving, progressive illness, end of life, and bereavement. 
  
Make your secure on-line donation by clicking the "Giving Tuesday" image above or call our Foundation at 912.629.1055. Thank you.