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Concerts and Art Auctions!

Don't miss these engaging ways to support Hospice Savannah! Join us this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a free Voice Boxx concert at Savannah's Unitarian Universalist Church. " The Limit of our Sight " explores the last stage of the circle of life. $20 suggested donation.

Then on Friday, November 3, drop by Location Gallery  to see the silent art auction jointly benefiting ARC and Hospice Savannah. The reception for the one-night " Under the Influence show will feature paintings and ceramics by more than 20 artists, and is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 
Finally, on November 15, there is a Sanctuary Concert at Savannah's Trinity United Methodist Church featuring the fresh new bluegrass band Mile Twelve; local band City Hotel will open. Beloved volunteer photographer Les Wilkes will have several images available through a silent auction. Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased from our Foundation by calling 912.629.1027 or directly at this link.
Our winning caregiving volunteer

One of the many ways our Edel Caregiver Institute helps unpaid family caregivers is by providing volunteer support. The grateful daughter of a gentleman living with a debilitating movement disorder recently wrote such a glowing nomination that Laney Pollock, pictured above, received the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving Volunteer Caregiver award for the Coastal Care-Net region. Read the daughter's words here.

If you would like to volunteer to help lighten the burden of the child or spouse of a family member with a serious illness, disability or dementia, we would love to have you join us! Please call program coordinator Tonya Hillis at 912.298.0303 to find out more.
Save-the-date for Tree of Light
2014 Tree of Light
Each year our  Full Circle Grief and Loss Center hosts a community-wide memorial gathering on the patio of the Demere Center for Living . Join us on Sunday, December 3, at 5:15 p.m. to remember or honor your loved one by lighting a candle, listening to words of reflection and the musical talents of our certified music therapist Sara Breyfogle , J.J. Collins and Leslie Adair. Consider making a donation in your loved one's memory and have their name listed in the event program if we receive by Thanksgiving.

Bereavement counselor Barbara Moss will host a "Grief and Holidays" session at the Rincon United Way building on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. and Betsy Kammerud will host one at Full Circle in Savannah at 6:00 p.m. on November 9. Please join them if the upcoming holidays will be difficult for you to face.
Remembering Anne Stewart

Our founder and first executive director, Anne K. Stewart, died October 22 after a lengthy illness. Anne chaired the United Way Task Force that organized Hospice Savannah in 1979, served as the first Board president and became our first executive director in 1981. We extend our sincere gratitude and condolences to her family. Here is the link to  Anne's obituary

Click on the video link below to watch a  wonderful interview we had with Anne and other founding volunteers on the occasion of Hospice Savannah's 30th anniversary.
 
Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament next Friday

We are grateful to USI Insurance for again hosting a tournament on our behalf at The Landings Club's Plantation course. Download a registration form here or call USI's Daniel Sims at 912.436.0756. Tee off is at 1:15 p.m next Friday.

We also extend our gratitude to Robert Smith, his family and committee who recently donated proceeds from August's Robbie Smith Golf Outing totaling $10,000. Presenting the check to our Foundation's Ophelia Rodriguez are Robbie's brother and father, pictured by "Robbie's Tree" planted in front of Hospice House where Robbie died. 
Planning a Holiday Party?

Did you know that the beautiful Demere Center is one of Savannah's most versatile venue spaces? Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown and from the airport, our Foundation rents function rooms and/or the attractive patio for weddings, parties, or corporate events. Call our venue coordinator Lisha at 912.629.1024, or email events@DemereCenter.org for details and attractive rates.  
Hospice Savannah Tree at Oglethorpe Mall
In just three short weeks, the Oglethorpe Mall's tree in center court will again be decorated as a "Tree of Love" for the holiday season. Stop by between the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to chat with our board members, staff or volunteers about our services and buy a paper dove to hang in memory of your loved ones.   We appreciate  all the various ways the community supports us! Click here to read the full list of donors from last month. Thank you.
So much more than hospice!

Click on the image above to see a short video donated by Walker Media Management. Don't be one of the families who say, "We wished we'd call you sooner!"