November News
Tree of Light 2020: Honoring our Loved Ones

For many, this year has been filled with loss. We may be grieving the death of a loved one - even, perhaps, the death of a loved one to COVID-19. We may be grieving the loss of a job or income. And we are all grieving the loss of our normal way of life.

Join the Mayor of Savannah, Rabbi Robert Hass, Rev. Thurmond Tillman, Rev. Billy Hester, performers from the Savannah VOICE Festival and, of course, our Full Circle bereavement counselors for a healing time of reflection, music, and remembrance.

Additionally, we will be joined by daughter Ann as she honors the memory of parents and community philanthropists, Lorlee and Arnold Tenenbaum.

Our 2020 Tree of Light, presented by Gulfstream, will stream at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 at the Tree of Light page on our website. Visit it now to find out how you can have your loved one’s name scroll, or their picture shown, during the event. All donations and sponsorships help fund Full Circle’s year-long bereavement programming offered at no charge to anyone in our community.

A Final Fishing Trip

Our patients, and brothers, Fred and Michael, wanted to enjoy one last fishing trip together. Thanks to the kindness of Cpt. Robert Brown of Miss Judy Charters, they were able to do just that! We are so honored and pleased when we can make our patients’ wishes come true.
Upcoming PBS Documentary

We were honored to work with filmmaker Keith Famie, recipient of eleven Michigan Chapter Emmy awards and to be part of his upcoming PBS documentary “End of Life Transitioning: How hospice changed how we care for those who are passing on.”  Our thanks to our team members, patients and their caregivers who agreed to be part of the project. Over 40 images from last week’s shoot can be found by clicking below.
New Guard 2020

We are so proud that our CEO, Dr. Kathleen Benton has been selected as a member of Savannah Magazine’s New Guard 2020. “Leading during this pandemic has been one of the most difficult opportunities I have ever embarked upon, and it has certainly forced me to tap into every out-of-the-box idea I never knew I had. I find resilience in the impactful, heartwarming letters I receive from families who were finally able to see their dying loved ones with this virus the day they entered care at Hospice Savannah after being isolated from them for weeks or months prior.” 
Helping Family Caregivers

Thanks to Kate Doran and her Savannah Power Yoga family for hosting the 5th Annual Yoga Relay to help fund the support we offer to unpaid family caregivers. We are grateful to the yogis who participated, to those who donated in honor of their teacher Katherine Johnson, to those who purchased tee-shirts or facemasks, and to our speaker Cam Mathis who so beautifully and eloquently explained her journey as a caregiver for her husband John. She remains forever grateful for the support she received from our Institute and reminds us to reach out for help before we become overwhelmed.

Find out more about the Edel Caregiver Institute by clicking the button below:

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. At Hospice Savannah we know it’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season; here’s Occupational Health Nurse Chandra during a recent flu clinic for our employees and volunteers.
As the pandemic continues, Hospice Savannah is fully operational and our team members compassionately serve your friends, family and neighbors in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in our Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Please call us at any time.