Making Dreams Come True

Despite helpful efforts from Statesboro's Jumping Place Skydiving Center our patient Mrs. W. was really too ill to fulfil her lifelong dream of skydiving.  But not to be deterred, volunteer coordinator Christy and volunteer Teri Yarbrow, Professor of Digital Media and Immersive Reality at Savannah's College of Art & Design  made her wish come true! Teri created a Virtual Reality experience which closely replicates the feeling of jumping out of an airplane, falling and floating gently through the air.
Mother's Day Luncheon
As Mother's Day approaches, you are warmly invited to honor or remember your mom at a "We Remember Mama" champagne luncheon on Thursday, May 9. Proceeds from this special event support the StoryKeeping program where our StoryKeeper and volunteers gather the legacies of patients under our care. Full information can be found at this link ; please call 912.629.1055 to purchase tickets by the May 6 deadline.
A Moment With Kathleen
Our President & CEO Dr.Kathleen Benton explains why it's vital to ask for help sooner rather than later. Follow us on Facebook to see more of Kathleen's weekly moments.
"Slipping Away A Little At A Time"

Our Edel Caregiver Institute's coordinator Jill recently received a touching email from the daughter of a woman recently diagnosed with dementia. "I can't tell you how much better I feel just having talked to you this afternoon. Your reassuring words made me realize that there are people who understand just what we're going through and can help us find our way. It's so new and heart wrenching right know that a person who gave you life and who has been your best friend and role model will be slipping away a little at a time. But I'm going to try to handle it the best that I can. I want to help my mom like she's always helped me. But I know I can't do it alone." 

Please call Jill at 912.629.1331 to find out about the many free resources available to help you on your caregiving journey.
40 Years/40 Artists/$40
What better way to celebrate Hospice Savannah's 40 years of service to our community than joining our Board Members-hosted Summer Nights party? We will have an open bar, great food, music by DJ Basik Lee and a silent auction of art, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah's finest artists. The event is on Thursday, May 23 at Cha Bella. Buy your $40 ticket today here
Pet Peace of Mind Volunteer Gains National Recognition
Congratulations to Jackie Tatum who was recently named runner-up National Pet Peace of Mind© Volunteer of the Year. Starting out as a Hug-A-Pet volunteer with her certified therapy dog Vanilla in 2015, she quickly became more involved with our Pet Peace of Mind© program by fostering pets, promoting awareness, and soliciting donations for the program.

In one fostering case, we had a patient who was being taken care of at home, but who later had to move into our inpatient Hospice House. The family was unable to keep her two dogs. Jackie fostered them until, after a few months, she found a suitable home for one. However it was another six weeks before the other was placed in a "fur-ever" home. The patient had been so worried about her beloved dogs; the day after we told her the second dog had found a home, she passed away. Thank you Jackie for giving her, and her pets, the gift of "peace of mind."
Save-the-Date For Midtown Pickers' Party
We hope you'll mark your calendar to attend  the 4 th Annual Midtown Pickers' Summer Nights party on Saturday, June 8 from 7:00 to 10 p.m. Come celebrate our 40 th birthday with wonderful music and an enormous silent auction at and coffee.deli in the Habersham Village shopping center.  Admission is free. For more information or to donate to the auction please visit  this link.
Learn about CBD Oil

Our Edel Caregiver Institute, located at 6000 Business Center Drive, hosts Brighter Day founder Peter Brodhead,CN on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Come learn about the legality, drawbacks, benefits, and differences between various brands of CBD Oil. Find out about your Endocannabinoid System and how it's affected by CBD Oil. This talk is free and open to everyone! No pre-registration required.
Help Us Help Others!

Consider volunteering at our Hospice Savannah Thrift Shoppe in Pooler. We'd love to have you! Please contact Pam at 912.629.1122 to find out more.