Les Wilkes, Volunteer Photographer

" I have been a photographer since the eighth grade, and I also had a successful career as an orthopedic surgeon for over 40 years. There have been many honors and accolades, but for me my most complete satisfaction comes from the letters and comments from families who have been touched by my work....I want to provide families with high quality portraits as a lasting tribute to their loved one long after life's struggle is finished."

Join Les at his reception in our Art Gallery on Sunday, July 15 between 3 and 5:00 p.m. He will show work from his decade of volunteering, and is particularly proud of his We Honor Veterans images thanking veteran patients for their patriotic service. To make a gift to honor Les' work on behalf of our "We Honor Veterans" program please   click here.
Pooler Thrift Shoppe Celebrates First Year

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our first birthday bash! Pictured are former HR Director Ron and Board Chair Maura. Our Thrift Shoppe at 331 East Highway 80 is an upscale store featuring clothing, housewares, books and furniture. Inventory changes often so please stop by when you can. For information on donating, shopping or volunteering click here .
A Life, A Loss, A Story

Watch as volunteer Debbie and Full Circle Grief and Loss Center's coordinator Holland talk about Debbie's new bereavement support and writing class, A Life, A Loss, A Story: Unpacking Your Grief, One Story At A Time which begins this Wednesday, July 11. Please call 912.303.9442 to pre-register.
Why Don't More Doctors Order Palliative Care?

L ong before end-of-life hospice care is needed, palliative care aims to relieve the symptoms and stress of serious illness with the goal of improving quality of life, and it functions as an extra layer of support for patients and their families. A recent article in the Sacramento Bee   explains the many benefits of palliative care and seeks to explain why doctors don't order it more often - especially when it saves our healthcare system so much money.

We are fortunate in our community to have world-class palliative care offered through our Steward Center for Palliative CarePlease call 912. 354.8014 If you think this could be the kind of help you or a loved one needs. Pictured is Medical Director Dr. Laura Farless, Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Yoga Relay  & Two Golf Outings
Golfers are invited to play the Robbie Smith Golf Outing at the Westin Savannah Harbor on August 11 and/or the Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament, presented by USI Insurance, at The Landings' Plantation Course on September 7.

And if you like yoga, or if you simply like beer(!), please join us for the 3rd annual Yoga Relay presented by Savannah Power Yoga in support of our Edel Caregiver Institute. This year's Relay and silent auction will be held at Service Brewery at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24. Sign up here- full details next month!
Called To Serve; Called To Give

Watch as Connie, our Hospice Savannah Foundation Board chair, explains why she feels called to be an advocate for our programs and services. We warmly thank her and all our donors for their support. Click here to read a list of those who gave last month.
Thank You Debra

Debra Anthony Larson , Hospice Savannah's CEO & President, recently announced her plans to retire effective December 21. A Search and Selecti on Committee will be formed to begin finding the best candidate to lead this complex and much needed legacy hospice which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Debra has provided outstanding leadership for the past 11 years and we wish her well in her retirement.  (Debra is pictured with volunteer photographer Les Wilkes, mentioned in the top article.)