We don't like to think about children needing hospice care, but it's a true blessing to have this extra layer of supportive services while the baby or child still receives surgeries or treatments. Watch this four-minute video to learn about our Butterfly Program:
A Beautiful Partnership with SCAD
We hope you saw last month's
Savannah Morning News story about Hospice Savannah volunteer and SCAD Professor Teri Yarbrow and her students who are providing "bucket-list" Virtual Reality experiences to our patients. If not, read it here. Additionally, we are happy to partner with SCAD Serve students who recently created portraits of our patients as part of their "Drawing From The Heart" program.
Golfing for Hospice Savannah
This summer there are two opportunities to have fun on the greens while supporting our life-enriching programs and services! The Robbie Smith Golf Outing is at the Club at Savannah Harbor on Saturday, August 10 and the Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services will be at the Landings Club's Plantation course on Friday, September 6. Full sponsorship and registration information is at this link, or call our Foundation's Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027.
Family Support After A Violent Death
Join other families who have lost a loved one to murder, suicide or gun violence for a free dinner and free support in a friendly, non-threatening and professional environment.
Full Circle bereavement manager Betsy (above left) and volunteers will provide tools to help you, your child, or your teen to better communicate about how this trauma has affected your family.
"We the Living" Family Dinners will be offered on July 22, August 26, Sept. 23, Oct.28 and November 25. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the program runs from 6:15 to 7:15. Pre-register for dinner by calling Full Circle at 912.303.9442. You may attend one or all sessions. Please share these events with families who would benefit from this support.
Thanks to everyone who donated items, played music, attended, hosted or supported the Midtown Pickers' Summer Nights party last month! Over $8,000 was raised to support our Healing Arts of Music and Massage Therapy. Pictured above are Mayor Eddie DeLoach, volunteer Faye Allen and Midtown Picker Chris Desa.
There is still time to plan a Summer Nights party on our behalf. Details are hereand/or you may call our Foundation's Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027 for ideas!
Have YOU checked out Our Thrift Shoppe?
Hospice Savannah Thrift Shoppe is located at 331 East Highway 80 In Pooler and is open Tuesday through Saturday. Manager Pam is always interested in both donations and more volunteers! Reach her at 912.629.1122.
Dealing With Dementia?
We understand the stress you are under if you live with a loved one with dementia. Our Edel Caregiver Institute's coordinator Jill (pictured above) is a Certified Dementia Coach and is here to help. She provides a gentle, compassionate presence and a listening ear while offering practical help and resources to prepare you for the months and years ahead. Please take advantage of this free community resource by reaching her at 912.629.1331.
If you have not yet met our dynamic and passionate President & CEO, Dr. Kathleen Benton, you can get a feel for her energy and enthusiasm by reading her story in the summer issue of
Chatham County Living Magazine. Check out pages 56-64.