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Happy Birthday, Hospice Savannah!

It's been three-and-a-half decades since Anne Stewart and our other founding volunteers  decided to bring hospice care to our community.  Friends and supporters (you!) are asked to consider hosting a Summer Nights fundraising party during our birthday month of June. 

Interested in finding out more? Join us this Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. for a brief wine-and-cheese planning meeting at Hospice House.  Full details on parties and what they support here.

Hospice Happenings!

Our storykeeper Suzi Barber and volunteer photographer Dr. Les Wilkes are thrilled to participate in this month's Honor Flight . Honor Flight is a not for profit organization that transports heroes to Washington DC to visit their memorials.  Our 'We Honor Veterans' initiative is an integral part of our hospice and we hope one of our veteran patients will be well enough to make an upcoming trip.  Follow Suzi's blog here:  http://www.hospsavstorykeeper.blog.com 

We're very proud that our founding story keeper Dottie Kluttz continues to represent us in speaking on the
power of story gathering and story sharing at this year's sold out TEDx!


Beloved and indefatigable photography volunteer Les Wilkes was named Arts and Culture Volunteer of the Year at the annual Hands on Savannah United Way volunteer awards. He's pictured with our Volunteer Coordinators Lily (Hospice House & Administration), Christy (Homecare) and Paula (
Steward Companions). Be sure to check out Les's images from this year's Camp Aloha below.    


We were so pleased that our patient, a former horse trainer and groomer, was visited  by his beloved horses Jigsaw and Eli during his stay at Hospice House. Here is charge nurse Nonnie with Eli.

Thanks to H & R Block for supporting us with proceeds from "Jeans Fridays" and from tax-preparation fee donations. Here are some of their employees with our Foundation's Ophelia Rodriguez (far left).  

Thanks to the many staff and volunteers who helped 43 grieving children at last weekend's Camp Aloha. Our annual camp is primarily funded through the generosity of the Kaminsky Auto Group. We were pleased to welcome two videographers from NHPCO who are working on the new 'Moments of Life' campaign.  Stay tuned!




Thanks to Kate Blair for her hard work on last Friday's 2014 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament sponsored by her company, USI Insurance Services.  We appreciate our
players and sponsors so much! See the sponsor list here!


Volunteer Steve Darr (note how his bow tie matches his artwork!) had fun at his
Hospice Savannah Art Gallery reception last month. Patrons My and Sas Frank (right) confirm the 3-D glasses help make his work really "pop"! Steve's show will hang through the end of June.



Don't miss our next golf happening - The Robbie Smith Golf outing on Saturday, August 23rd at The Club at Savannah Harbor. This is the 11th time Robbie's family and friends have gathered to golf and party in his memory. If you are looking for a fun day of golf, this is the tournament for you! Sign up at www.RobbieGolf.com  

Finally, construction and curriculum planning on the Edel Caregiver Institute is underway! We look forward to bringing this resource to our community, and are particularly grateful to the grant-writing and leadership expertise being offered by two esteemed volunteers: Dr. James F. Repella, Dean Emeritus and Founder of Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Health Professions (left) and Dr. Richard W. St. Pierre, Professor Emeritus, Health and Nutrition Policy, Penn State University, 1999; and retired Professor of Health Science and Coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Stay tuned for developments!

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