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Tree of Light Memorial Gathering this Sunday
 
Join us this Sunday, December 7,
for our 23rd annual Tree of Light memorial gathering at 5:15 p.m.
at Hospice House.  Pausing to remember and honor our loved
ones can be a very meaningful and healing way to start the holiday season.

Donations support the bereavement programs freely offered by our Full Circle staff and volunteers. Donate here or find out more about grief and loss programming here.
Jeff Hartman

Poetry Reading and Book Sale

 

 

Our Homecare/Hospice House chaplain Jeff Hartman will read from "Patterns of Light," his self-published book of inspirational poetry, on Thursday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.

 

Join him in the living room at Hospice House.  Light refreshments will be provided and his books will be on sale for $15 with $5 benefiting our Daily Impact Fund.

 

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Vintage Linen and Jewelry Sale

Supporter Beth Kinstler, of Avalon Antiques,  will hold a vintage linen and jewelry sale (with mimosas!) at her home, 12 East 50th Street, this Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
RSVP avalonant@aol.com or call 912.238.1211.  25% of proceeds benefit Hospice Savannah. 
Thanks!
 

Our appreciation to the Skidaway Island Baptist Church fitness group, taught by Hospice Savannah volunteer and trainer Patti Iott (kneeling), who generously donated $2,145 recently towards our Demere Center for Living.

 

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Two Easy Ways to Support Us

Did you know that when you do your Holiday shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hospice Savannah Inc.? Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop!
 
Also, any new or current digital and print Savannah Morning News subscribers can give us $100 in advertising credits at this link .  We appreciate your participation.
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We love our volunteers!
 
Volunteers have been an integral part of our organization since its founding over 35 years ago.
 
We recently held an appreciation afternoon tea at the Savannah Golf Club and many wore hats appropriate to the occasion! Pictured is Hospice House volunteer Arlene Maxwell.
 
We currently need volunteers to visit patients in Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties. If you are interested please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org/volunteer
Consumer Reports' "Guide to the End of Life"
 
This month's Consumer Reports helps readers effectively consumer reports logoenforce their end-of-life issues; discuss when things get "messy"; and suggests what to look for when choosing a hospice. Only Hospice Savannah meets all six of their  criteria: not-for status and 20 or more years of experience; Hospice certified nurses and doctors available 24 hours per day: Palliative care consultants  who can begin care if you're not yet ready for hospice; an inpatient unit where patients can go if symptoms can't be managed at home; ability to provide care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities; social workers and chaplains; Medicare approval to cover equipment, home health aides, plus counseling and grief support. Read the full report  here.
Two Grants Awarded for Caregiver Support

Slated to open in the summer of 2015, our newly Bill Kuen and hospice volunteer
created Edel Caregiver Institute will be part of a continuum of care within Hospice Savannah and in the community as a whole, offering a full spectrum of support to those living with a chronic or life-limiting illness, their caregivers, and their families.  The United Way of the Coastal Empire has awarded the Institute an $8,000 Break-Through Grant to hire a part-time Intake Coordinator and the National Alliance for Caregiving has awarded the Institute a $1,500 mini-grant for the creation of an event which will raise the visibility of challenges facing family caregivers who are balancing work and caring.

Learn how we help through hospice care by watching this video

 

  

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