This year, because of your love and compassion, Hospice Savannah is celebrating 40 years of being here when our community needed us most. In these four decades, you have helped more than 40,000 of our friends and neighbors to live more fully through caregiving, chronic illness, end-of-life, and bereavement. Whether you are a volunteer, donor, patient, family member, or community partner, you have touched each and every one of their lives.

The video above was filmed to celebrate our 30th year. Sadly, the featured pioneering founders have since passed on, but their message, introduced by our former CEO, is still timely.
Our Message Today...
And now watch as our newly appointed President & CEO Dr. Kathleen Benton passionately explains how our Steward Center for Palliative Care helps friends and neighbors with Progressive Illnesses such as COPD, cancer, congestive heart failure, etc. years before they need consider end-of-life care... 

Kathleen was interviewed during our Annual Lecture Series with Vatican Appointee, Msgr Renzo Pegoraro. Click below to watch an edited 35-minute video of their talk The Art of Living & The Art of Dying; Dignity at End of Life.

Vatican appointee Msgr. Renzo Pegoraro: Dignity at the End of Life

Earlier access to Palliative or Progressive Care is the loving thing to do for yourself and your loved ones!
Grief: Just Another Name For Love
Mr. Robbins

Our Full Circle bereavement counselors are here to help on Valentine's Day and every day when the loss of a loved one becomes too much to bear. See our full list of grief support groups here or call 912.303.9442 for more information. Did you know we offer a free drop-in support group for those who have lost a spouse or life partner? It meets each Thursday from 11 to noon at Full Circle.
Oyster Roast this Sunday!

Valentine's Week seems a fitting week to host the 2nd Annual Hospice Savannah Oyster Roast in memory of beloved Isle of Hope resident Sammy Moore (pictured here with his ever-present camera).

$50 tickets are available through Eventbrite, at the front desk of Hospice House or by calling 912.629.1027 and include oysters, chili, dessert, two drink tickets, music and a silent auction to benefit our life-enriching programs and services.  We hope to see you on at the Isle of Hope Marina on Sunday, February 18.  Full details on tickets and sponsors is available  here.
One Third of U.S. Workers Have Left A Job Due to Caregiving Responsibilities 

This recent article  clearly lays out the toll facing caregivers who try to also hold down a career. Our Edel Caregiver Institute exists to help with that burden - whether through a support group, a referral to a coach to help you care for a loved one with dementia, a referral to a home health aide or respite service, a stress relaxation class, or more. Schedule a free and confidential consultation by calling 912.629.1331 and give yourself some love this Valentine's week.
Feeling The Love!

Thanks to these community-minded folks for generously donating their time to pressure wash our Hospice House ! Our gratitude is extended to Water Works (Mike Lee), Pro Wash (Travis Painter), K & I (Kevin Grogan) and A+ (Mark Lee).