You can change a life

Malik come to  Camp Aloha after the death of his grandmother, and again after the death of his best friend. The experience changed his life. He realized there were other kids who had lost someone they loved, who shared similar emotions and that there were adults who listened and understood. This year, Malik came to camp again - as a counselor.  He wanted to share his experience and help change children's lives.

You, too, can change a life!  Your year-end gift to Hospice Savannah sends a kid like Malik to camp, counsels and comforts a grieving community member, honors a dying veteran, cares for a patient's pet, gives patients the joy of music therapy and the relief of therapeutic massage, supports and teaches family caregivers, and so much more.  Just click here   to donate.
Golf Tournament rescheduled for December 12
Hurricane Matthew played havoc with the golf courses at the Landings, but we finally have a confirmed date for our Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services. It will be held on Monday, December 12 at the Landings Club's Plantation Course. P lease click this link 
for registration and sponsorship information, or reach USI's Daniel Sims at 912.429.7910.

We are also grateful to the family and friends of former patient Robbie Smith who recently donated proceeds from their annual Golf Outing held in August. Pictured in front of the live oak planted at Hospice House in Robbie's memory are our  Foundation 's Kim Stangle and Ophelia Rodriguez, Robbie's Dad, Robert (center), his brother Kevin (left) and friend Steve. 
Tree of Love at Oglethorpe Mall

If you are planning a trip to the mall this holiday season (and who isn't!?), stop by the holiday tree located by the main entrance on Abercorn. Staff, volunteers and friends will be there at various times to give out paper doves to hang on the tree in memory of loved ones. Donations of any size are accepted! 

Pictured is a granddaughter of Mr. Dale Huseman who died under our care last month. Three generations of his family hung doves in memory of both him and his wife, whom the grandkids called Gigi. 

(Please click here to see a complete list of November donors.)
Exactly who IS a caregiver?

 A recent article published by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging states,  "If you are a caregiver, it probably didn't dawn on you that's what you were until you were well along the caregiver path. And you could remain blissfully unaware as long as things were going well. Over time, however, things changed - dad developed diabetes, your arthritis worsened, mom's memory deteriorated - and you started feeling time crunched, stressed out, drained. And you began asking yourself: What am I doing wrong?"

At our Edel Caregiver Institute we realize that many spouses and children don't self-identify as caregivers. But they are. And they could use help. Find out more about the resources and support we can offer at this link.
Thank you volunteers
We are so grateful to the many volunteers who join us in our mission of providing our community the best services and resources on living with a life-limiting illness, dying, death, grief and loss. 

As we close out the year, you may be thinking about joining us as a volunteer in 2017. Our first  training will be held on Monday, January 9. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the volunteer pages of our website.

Pictured are two Hospice House volunteers visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa will return to Hospice House to visit patients and families on the morning of December 20. 
Call us earlier, rather than later!
Simply call us at 912.355.2289 and we will help identify the appropriate resources to get you the help you need - hopefully long before you or your loved one is ready for hospice care. 

Click on the image below to see a short video on how we can help...