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Vatican Appointee to give community talk on 
Dignity at Life's End
 
Please join physician, author and bioethicist Msgr Pegoraro, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life at The Vatican, and Hospice Savannah's newly appointed President & CEO, Dr. Kathleen Benton, for a community lecture on Thursday, January 24. Their talk, "The Art of Living and the Art of Dying: Dignity at End of Life," is part of Hospice Savannah's 11th Annual Lecture Series presented by St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations and takes place at 9:30 a.m. at Savannah Technical College. For more information, including a full list of sponsors, click here.
Oyster Roast Tickets Available Now
 
Be sure to order your tickets for the 2 nd  Annual Isle of Hope Oyster Roast and Silent Auction on Sunday, February 17. The roast is in memory of Isle of Hope's beloved Sammy Moore who died under our care a year ago. $40 early bird tickets include all-you-can-eat oysters, two drinks, chili and dessert (the price increases to $50 in February). More information or purchase Eventbrite tickets at this link , or stop by the front desk of Hospice House   during regular business hours to buy tickets from our receptionist.
Caregivers and PTSD

If you are caring for a loved one with a serious illness, disability or dementia, you know how exhausting it can be! A recent article in the Washington Post references the traumatic stresses you may be under without even knowing it. Please let our Edel Caregiver Institute help you with a complimentary consultation, attend a free caregiver support group,  or come to a complimentary class: January 25th's "Caregiver 101" class (advance care planning and practical caregiving skills) or January 30th's "Understanding a Dementia Diagnosis" class. Full details can be found here or call 912.629.1331 for more information or to sign up for a class.
A Blanket of Support

We truly hope that those dealing with serious or progessive illness will consider talking to their primary care provider about getting additional help and excellent symptom management through our Steward Center for Palliative Car eWatch as medical director, Dr. Laura Farless, explains how that extra blanket of support can make all the difference, or reach her at 912.354.8014.
Grief Support Groups Start This Week

If you are grieving the death of a loved one, you will relate to this short New York Times piece " Tell Me One More Time What to Do about Grief."   "Accept the lasagna" is good advice! Remember too, that our Full Circle counselors freely offer support to  anyone in our community who is struggling through their bereavement. A complete list of support groups can be found  this link, or reach Full Circle at 912.303.9442.