MAY REMINDER of Classes and Support Groups
...helping caregivers so they can better help their loved ones.
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Making Sense of Caregiving
Wednesday, May 22nd 10:00 - 11:00am

Do you have thoughts and feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, guilt and even resentment? These could be signs of caregiver burden and even caregiver burnout! Join our instructor Dr. TimMarie C. Williams, Ph.D., MCG – Gerontology Program Director; Georgia Southern University Armstrong to explore the psychological consequences of caregiving and to receive some practical solutions.
This class is only offered quarterly so please take one hour for yourself BEFORE you get burned out!
Learn About CBD and Hemp Oil with Peter Brodhead
Join us on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:30 - 8:00pm as the Edel Caregiver Institute welcomes Peter Brodhead from Brighter Day Natural Food Market. Peter will discuss the growing interest and curiosity surrounding CBD and Hemp Oil.
With recent changes in medical, recreational, and agricultural legislation there is a growing interest in the health and medical benefit claims associated with CBD and Hemp oil and related products.
Is it legal and how?
What are the benefits?
What are the drawbacks?
Is there a difference in the various brands now flooding the market?
What is my Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how is it affected by CBD and Hemp Oil?
Join us at the Edel Caregiver Institute located at 6000 Business Center Drive
(off Chatham Pkwy in the Parkway Business Center, first building on the right).
Caregiver Support Group
Are you gradually feeling more alone?
Do those around you just not seem to get what you are going through? 
How about an hour to focus on YOUR needs while meeting like-minded caregivers to share information and coping skills? Our Caregiver Support Group  provides a safe place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand. These groups are non-disease specific to encourage caregivers to focus on their own concerns and circumstances. If you are a caregiver in need of support, please join us at any or all of the following monthly meetings:
Demere Center for Living
Tues the 14th from 10-11am
No Fourth Monday Group this month due to Memorial Day
6000 Business Center Dr., Savannah
Contact Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or
The following facilities have generously offered to accommodate your loved one as a complimentary service while you attend their caregiver support group.
Pre-registration is required.
** The Oaks at Pooler
Tuesday the 14th from 1-2pm
125 Southern Junction Blvd., #800, Pooler
Contact Garrett Slemmons at 912-348-2360 or email: Garrett@OaksSeniorLiving.com to register your loved one for care as you attend support group.
** Summer Breeze
Monday the 20th from 10-11am
351 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah
Contact Kelly Hagan at 912-898-9387 or email: KHagan@SummerBreezeSeniorLiving.com to register your loved one for care as you attend support group.
** Shepherd Living at
Savannah Quarters
Tuesday the 28th 10-11am
101 Shepherd Way, Pooler
Contact Viv Rahn at 912-663-5026 or email: VRahn@LiveShepherd.com to register your loved one for care as you attend support group.
Caregiver Stress Relief: Schedule some relaxation time just for you!   

 Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation
Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30am

Join fellow caregivers for a yoga session that is focused on relaxation and quieting the mind.  This is not a stretching class , instead props such as bolsters and blankets are used to support the body. This allows the breath to move freely, encouraging the muscles to relax, and the mind to quiet. Within a short time, this practice encourages you to become submerged in a deeply relaxed state and drop into the silent space within.  No previous experience is necessary. Dress comfortably.
While there is no charge for our classes or support groups, we gratefully accept donations.
Please register in advance by contacting Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or e-mailing JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org with your name and contact information.

Unless otherwise noted all classes are held at the Edel Caregiver Institute located at 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah 31405.
Visit us online at www.EdelCaregiverInstitute.org

The Edel Caregiver Institute is part of the Hospice Savannah, Inc. continuum of care.