...helping caregivers so they can better help their loved ones.
Yoga Relay to Support
Family Caregivers
Friday, September 20, 2019 at
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to join us 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 Doors Open | 6:00 pm Sun Salutations begin
Online silent auction to begin prior to event | 8:00 pm bidding closes
$35 per person
Can’t make it to the event, but want to donate? Follow this link: www.HospiceSavannah.org/YogaRelay
Each ticket includes 1 beer ticket & music by City Hotel
Big Bon Pizza food truck on site!

Location: Service Brewing Company
574 Indian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Venue is 21+ ; Under 21 may sit at outdoor tables
All proceeds will be donated to Hospice Savannah’s Edel Caregiver Institute.
Last year we raised $10,000.
Let’s raise the bar again this year!
For more information, contact: Ophelia Rodriguez, Hospice Savannah Foundation, 912.629.1027
Caregiver Support Groups
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? 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 facilitated by the Edel Caregiver Institute ... ALL GROUPS ARE OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.
Demere Center for Living
Tuesday, September 10th : 10-11am
Monday, September 23rd : 1-2pm
6000 Business Center Dr., Savannah
Additional Info: Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org
Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church
Thursday, September 5th: 1-2pm
Thursday, September 19th: 1-2pm
Skidaway Island
54 Diamond Causeway, Savannah
Additional Info: Haley O'Reilly with Coastal Care Partners at 912-484-0118 or Haley@CoastalCarePartners.com
Summer Breeze
Monday, September 23rd : 10-11am
Wilmington Island
351 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah
Additional Info: Kelly Hagan at 912-898-9387 or KHagan@SummerBreezeSeniorLiving.com
The ALS Association holds their monthly support group at the Demere Center for Living on the second Tuesday of each month.
Please contact the ALS Care Services team if you have any questions: 888-636-9940 or 404-636-9909 or  careservices@alsaga.org
On-Site Caregiver Assistance for Resident Families
The Edel Caregiver Institute is partnering with the following assisted living facilities to provide one-on-one care consulting for resident families. Please note the specified times and contact information for more information.
Savannah Commons
First Monday of the month from 10:30am - 1:30pm
Contact Joyce Crowder-McBride at 912-927-0500 or email: Joyce.Crowder-McBride@savannahcommons.com for more information.
Oaks at Pooler
Second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact Kim Keough at 912-348-2360 or email: Kim.Keough@OaksSeniorLiving.com for more information.
Buckingham South
Second Wednesday of the month from 12:30 - 2:30pm
Contact Janet Sweeney at 912-355-5550 for more information.
Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters
Third Monday of the month from 1:00 - 3:30pm we will be available for one-on-one caregiver consulting followed b y caregiver fellowship from 3:30 - 4:30pm .
Please contact the Shepherd Living concierge at 844-8-POOLER for more information.
Caregiver Assistance at the
Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
Monday, September 9th
11:30am - 1:30pm

LCRP is located at 225 Candler Drive in Savannah.
Please contact Sarah Copeland at 912-819-5167 or email: CopelandSa@sjchs.org for more information.
WE ARE NOW IN EFFINGHAM!
The Edel Caregiver Institute will now be available to meet with caregivers at the United Way Service Center in Rincon twice monthly on the second and third Thursday from 11:00am - 3:00pm.
The United Way is located at 711 Zitterour Road in Rincon.
Please contact Jill Costello at 912-629-1331 or email: JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org for more information or to schedule an office appointment.
DAY OF CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

Tuesday, September 17th
from 8:30am - 1:00pm

At the Demere Center for Living / Edel Caregiver Institute located at 6000 Business Center Drive (off Chatham Pkwy) in Savannah.

Caregivers ... take some time out for yourself and join us for an entertaining, relaxing, and informative event with good food and great door prizes!

This is a FREE event!
We only ask that you please RSVP to 912-437-0813 by Thursday September 12th.
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Caregiver Stress Relief: Schedule some relaxation time just for you!    

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

Join us 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.
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?
Project Sherpa
A complimentary service of the Edel Caregiver Institute

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 your, or your loved one's care.  Click here  for more information or call our office at 912-629-1331.
The Edel Caregiver Institute Caregiver & Patient Advocacy app is available for download on your iOS or Android phone!

This app offers local resources and information to help all non-professional caregivers learn how to best deal with impending or current caregiving challenges and needs. It also offers resources and helpful links for patients themselves. We are grateful to our local partners – primarily  St. Joseph’s/Candler , the  United Way of the Coastal Empire  and many other service agencies for their collaboration on this ground-breaking community resource. We know you will find it useful in your medical or caregiving journey. Download it today!

For Android users, please  visit this link to download.
For iOS users, the app will be available in the Apple Store soon. In the interim, access by opening your Safari browser to  visit this link , then just click on the icon below and “Add to Home Screen.”
While there is no charge for our classes or support groups, we gratefully accept donations.
Please contact Jill at 912-629-1331 or by e-mailing JCostello@EdelCaregiverInstitute.org with questions or concerns.

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.