Artists' reception next Thursday, October 22nd
You won't want to miss the specially-priced oil and encaustic paintings by Daniel E. Smith and the wood sculptures by Edward R. Jones in the current show at our Hospice Savannah Art Gallery! Read more about both artists here, and make plans to meet them next Thursday evening between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. We thank Joe's Homemade for providing desserts for our reception.
How stressed are YOU? Take the quiz now!
Caring for a disabled or ill family member can be exhausting work. Take the quick stress assessment test now and consider purchasing a membership to our new Edel Caregiver Institute. Scholarships are available.  We want to support family caregivers long before such times when they become eligible for help from palliative care or hospice providers. All classes (including restorative yoga and wellness courses) can be viewed here
2016 Pet Calendars available now

Isn't it about time to purchase a calendar for 2016?  When you do, you can support our Pet Peace of MindŽ program which helps keep patients and their beloved pets together during their time under our care. Calendars can be purchased from the receptionist at our administrative offices or Hospice House (during regular business hours) or from Case Veterinary Hospital. This adorable pup belongs to Jenna, our board-certified music therapist.
Mark your calendar for Dr. Ira Byock's visit
We are thrilled to announce our guest speaker for the 2016 Hospice Savannah, Inc. & The Steward Center for Palliative Care's 8th Annual Lecture Series.  Dr. Ira Byock is our nation's foremost palliative care physician and advocate for improving care through the end of life.  He has authored Dying Well, (1997), The Four Things That Matter Most, (2004) and The Best Care Possible (March 2012) which tackles the crisis that surrounds serious illness and dying in America. His community lecture (Saying the Four Things That Matter Most) will be at 12 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016 in the Coastal Georgia Center. More information next month.
Ribbon Cutting of Demere Center for Living
Thanks to our many supporters who attended the opening of the new home of our community-funded programs. Pictured are Celeste and Robert Demere as they cut the ribbon and welcomed our guests to see the beautiful building at 6000 Business Center Drive. Here is a link to the remarks made by guest speaker Dr. Leisa Easom, Executive Director of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
Were you Spotted?

We thank Southern Motors Honda, the Savannah Morning News, JIT Warehousing & Logistics and all the players who supported our Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by USI Insurance Services. Here's the link to many wonderful images from a fun day at The Landings' Club Plantation course. Pictured from left to right are USI Insurance Services' Nick Puhala, winning team members Tony Vaughn and Slate Williams, and our CEO Debra Anthony Larson. 

A Party fit for a Princess
Volunteer Coordinator Christy Fulcher worked her magic to provide a very special birthday party for our patient Anna who has a passion for Disney princesses and for the movie Frozen in particular!   Special thanks to the beautiful princesses from Enchant My Party who donated their time and talents. Watch the WTOC story here. If you have the time and compassion to  make a difference for our patients  at  their end-of-life, please consider becoming a Hospice Savannah volunteer.
Thank for thinking of us
We appreciate the many families who named Hospice Savannah as the beneficiary of their loved ones' memorial gifts. Here is the list of loved ones honored or remembered during September.
Poignant 11-minute Camp Aloha documentary

Take time to watch this extraordinarily beautiful and touching documentary filmed at our 2015 Camp Aloha for grieving children. CCTV America sent videographers to capture the important work we do to help children heal and know they are not alone. Camp Aloha 2016 will be held April 29-May 1.