Oil Tasting and Art benefit this Friday

Five years ago, newly widowed Tammie Fox Brinkley (above) says she "did not have any hope" when she began bereavement counseling at Full Circle Grief & Loss Center . Today, she is newly and happily married to Joe Clearo, co-owner with Linda Fuller of Savannah's  LaTerra Natural Oils at 1520 Bull Street.

Celebrate with Tammie and Joe this Friday as they host a tasting of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Appetizers and refreshments will be provided and you can view the exquisite paintings of Hospice Savannah volunteer Mary Ellen McLaughlin . A portion of art and product sales, as well as proceeds from the raffle of a gift basket, will benefit Hospice Savannah.
Opening reception for Larry Levow and students 
Local painter Larry Levow teaches group classes in his home studio and has just returned from instructing a week-long plein air class in Montecatini Alto, Italy. In the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery's final show of 2017 he is joined by  eight of his students. Make plans to meet them on Thursday, October 19 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Larry has had numerous one-man shows over the past 20 years and last showed in our Gallery in 2005 as part of Coastal Antiques and Art's annual feature "5 to Collect." His work was selected along with that of Meryl Truett, Monica Lynn James, Betsy Cain and recently deceased Allen Fireall.
4th Annual Art & Artisans Tour to benefit Hospice Savannah: Reserve your spot today!

We are so excited to partner with ArtsResource Collective (ARC) for their 4th Annual Art and Artisans tour, a two-evening event on Thursday and Friday, November 2 and 3.

Thursday evening's ticketed tour of historic homes filled with local art and artists, beverages and culinary delights by The Grey is from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and kicks off at Location Gallery , 417 Whitaker Street. Patrons can obtain their tour tickets and maps at check-in and also preview artwork featured in Friday's night's silent auction. From Location Gallery, patrons will walk or take a free shuttle to the featured homes. On Friday, November 3 there is a silent auction closing at 8:00 p.m. at Location Gallery that is free and open to the public.

The theme for Artists and Artisans Tour 2017 is "Under the Influence" - exploring how Savannah has influenced the artists and their work and how their work has influenced Savannah. Tickets are $60 and may be purchased here.  Tickets proceeds and a portion of art sales will support ARC's outreach and the many extra programs and community services offered by Hospice Savannah.
One-day grief camp for children impacted by a violent death 
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The death of a friend or family member can be an experience that is difficult to cope with, but a multitude of other issues and emotions is added to the mix when the death was caused by violence. Full Circle Grief & Loss Center will hold a one-day camp for kids aged 6 through 17 who have been affected by death by violence on Saturday, October 16 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Trained volunteers and professionals will provide therapeutic activities to teach the children coping skills and ways to process their experience, and snacks will be included. 

Help is offered at no charge due to the generosity of our donors and supporters. To register your child, or for more information call bereavement counselor Barbara Moss at 912.629.1089.
A Day of Care for Caregivers!

We know that caring for a family member with a chronic illness, disability or  dementia can be a full-time and exhausting job. On Wednesday, October 18, w e hope you'll join others in your situation and let us pamper YOU!  

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast. You are welcome to partake for the whole day or as long as you please. Events include education, fun, a nutritious lunch, and door prizes! This free event is designed for you, the caregiver.  reserve your place, please call our Edel Caregiver Institute at 912-629-1331.
Hurricane Irma Teamwork
We are glad to be back to normal operations after Hurricane Irma! Debra Anthony Larson, CEO,  says that after last October's evacuation she "never thought we would again be in the situation of having having to take some Hospice House patients to Candler Hospital in Metter, secure Hospice House, and prepare our homecare patients and their families to plan for ether leaving Savannah or staying with caution. We leaned a lot from our Matthew experience and  made a number or improvements to our emergency preparedness plan which  definitely paid off." Thanks to everyone for their outstanding teamwork. Pictured are Dallas, Willie and Roland, three of our wonderful certified nursing assistants who joined Debra in Metter.
Thrift Shoppe's Spooktacular Sale
A super easy way to support our mission is to shop at our upscale Thrift Shoppe at 331 East Highway 80 in Pooler. Don't miss our October 17 - 21 Spooktacular Sale (making room for Holiday Happenings) when everything in the store, except fine furniture, will be discounted by 50%!   Find location, hours and other details here.

Finally, gifts made "in memory of" or "in honor of" a loved one are a meaningful way to remember or honor someone special. In addition to thanking the donor, we send a letter to the family member or honoree informing them a donation has been made.
Click here to read the list of last month's donors.
Save the Date!
USI will sponsor its 6th Golf Tournament in support of Hospice Savannah on Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Landings - Plantation Club. For more information on tournament sponsorships or registration, please click here.

On the evening of November 2 there will be a Death Cafe and concert  by Voice Boxx to benefit Hospice Savannah. The event is from 6 to 9:00 p.m at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

And on Wednesday, November 15,there will be an evening of bluegrass by City Hotel and Mile 12 to benefit Hospice Savannah as part of the Sanctuary Concert Series at Trinity Church on Telfair Square. Call us at 912.629.1027 to buy your $20 ticket today!
Click above to see a short video donated by Walker Media Management about how we can help. Please encourage your friends and families to call us sooner, rather than later, at 912.355.2289.
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