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Lecture and Luncheon is January 30th!

Make plans to attend our 7th Annual Lecture series featuring Dr. Thomas J. Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As part of our mission to provide the community with the best resources on end-of-life and palliative care issues, we will host a community lecture with a complimentary luncheon on Friday, January 30 at 12 noon sponsored by Bart, Meyer & Company.

Dr. Smith, a marvelous speaker with a keen wit, has entitled his talk, "Things no one wants to think about, but should: The advantages of advance care planning," or, "How I taught my nephew how to make my special peach cobbler."  It will be held at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA), 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah. RSVP by calling 912.298.2313 and click here to read more details on the whole series. Other sponsors include the Endowment Fund of the Georgia Medical Society, St. Joseph's/ Candler Foundations and Dr. Martin Greenberg .

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Les Wilkes and Bryan Stovall reception is this Friday!

Our Hospice Savannah Art Gallery displays "Low Country Scenes: Coastal Images by Bryan Stovall & Les Wilkes" through March 31, 2015. You are warmly invited to meet the artists - two of Savannah's best known and beloved photographers - at their opening reception on Friday, January 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery in Hospice House.

Les Wilkes has been a well-respected orthopedic surgeon for over forty years.  Now retired, he spends his time as one of our busiest volunteer photographers while Bryan Stovall has been capturing images since the age of nine when he saved up enough money to buy his first camera from the Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog. Together, Les and Bryan have teamed up to showcase some of their most captivating low country scenes shot in black and white and in infrared. As always, a portion of sales benefits our Daily Impact Fund.

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Working Caregivers and their Champions breakfast meeting and Panel Discussion
 
Our Edel Caregiver Institute, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Caregiving, ReACT (Respect A Caregiver's Time), and Pfizer invite you to a breakfast meeting and panel discussion featuring business leaders, lawmakers, and HR policy experts on the challenges facing today's workforce and employers as employees struggle to  balance work and family caregiving responsibilities.  The breakfast meeting will be from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. this Friday, January 16th at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street, Savannah.
 
Join panelists Dr. Kathy Love, President of Savannah Technical College; Dr. Kathleen Benton, Director, Clinical Ethics, St. Joseph's/ Candler; working caregiver Debbie Burnette, and others.
 
There is no charge to attend but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Paula Hudson at 912.629.1331.
 

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A Sweet Volunteer Story

Congratulations to homecare volunteer and Veteran's Recognition  committee member Larry Dolecki and to homecare volunteer Linda Meyer on their recent engagement. Larry and Linda met during a volunteer orientation last year.

Good things happen when you volunteer with Hospice Savannah!  If volunteering is one of your New Year's resolutions, please click here for more information.

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People with a Gift for Helping©

Several  of our employees embodied our motto "People with a gift for helping" by delivering 20 backpacks filled  with school supplies and holiday gifts to the residents of Union Misson's Magdalene Project for Women and Children.

Pictured left to right are chaplain Jeff Hartman; team assistant Nicole Jones-Polite; team manager Pam Worrell-Carlisle; certified nursing assistant Johnette Osborne; medical director, Dr. Julia Johnson; and certified nursing assistant Nyree Golden. Pictured rear, left to right, are RN Emma Bowling, and certified nursing assistants Bernadette Sadler and Pat McPhatter.

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2015 Pet calendars still available!
 
Pick up yours at our reception desks, from Case Veterinary Hospital  or from TailsSpin in Habersham Village.  Proceeds support our Pet Peace of Mind© program keeping patients and their beloved pets together.   
Wish List

There are many way to give to Hospice Savannah, and our "Wish List" has items of all shapes and sizes! Our featured items for this month are:
* Blankets for our Homecare Patients
* Gift cards (any denomination) to grocery and department stores to purchase snacks and beverages for our Family Kitchen at Hospice House
 
If you would like to fulfill a wish, please contact Jennifer Messner, Donor Relations Coordinator, at 912.629.1055. Thank you for helping us to help others!
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