Tree of Light Memorial less than a month away
2014 Tree of Light
Our Tree of Light ceremony offers those who are grieving a special time for hope, healing and remembrance. Join us on the patio of Full Circle on Sunday, December 6 at 5:15 p.m. to share stories, music, and candlelight as we honor those we love. Gifts to Tree of Light help Full Circle bereavement counselors provide grief support to any child or adult in our community - at no charge, and regardless of whether their loved one was a patient of Hospice Savannah. Donations must be received by next Friday in order to be listed in the event program. Donate securely here.  Be sure to click here to see a list of loved ones honored with a gift to Hospice Savannah during October.
Today is Veterans Day
We are proud to be a Level IV partner of the "We Honor Veterans" program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we are part of a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. Our goal is to honor and thank every veteran we care for and to ensure no veteran dies alone. Find out how to become involved or how to donate to this program here. Pictured is Mr. Washington, who served as a cook in the navy during WWII.
Happy National Family Caregivers Month!

Join the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America in a month-long social media conversation (#TalkBrainHealth) on how family caregivers can talk about brain health and memory screenings with their loved ones. Click here to learn more and download the Conversation Kit.  Also - as you prepare for your holiday gift giving, consider the gift of a $100 membership to our Edel Caregiver Institute  for the caregivers in your family. Memberships include unlimited access to classes on dementia and other diagnoses, wellness classes - including yoga and meditation, legal and financial classes, discounted rates for daytime respite at local assisted living facilities and much more.
10 Facts you need to know about Hospice
Ira Byock

It's National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and you don't want to miss this succinct and educational article by AARP. Forward to friends and neighbors who are on the "fence" about how hospice may be able to help them. Dr. Ira Byock, guest speaker for our 2016 Hospice Savannah and The Steward Center for Palliative Care lecture series is quoted extensively. Make your reservations for Dr. Byock's lunchtime community lecture on January 22. More details here.
Congratulations to Anne Stewart!
Ann Stewart and debra Larson

It was a privilege for our President and CEO, Debra Anthony Larson to spend time with Anne Stewart, recently honored at Armstrong State University's second annual Notable Alumni dinner for her life of exemplary service to others.  Anne chaired the United Way Task Force that brought hospice care to our community in 1979 and served as Hospice Savannah's first director. She expanded our scope of care to include inpatient care at Hospice House on Eisenhower Drive, which opened debt-free in 1992.  Watch Anne's inspiring video made in celebration of our 30th anniversary, six years ago.
People with a Gift for HelpingŠ
ceecee award

We congratulate certified nursing assistant CeeCee Graham (pictured above) on being named the 2015 Georgia Coastal Care Net Paraprofessional of the Year.  CeeCee was the sole caregiver for her husband for six years. Following his death, she enrolled in school and now shares her remarkable compassion and care with our Hospice House patients. We also congratulate employees Jamey Espina and Paula Hudson (pictured below) for their stellar work in bringing help to caregivers in our community through the Edel Caregiver Institute. They were recently named HealthCare Heroes by the Georgia Medical Society.
Jamey Espina and Paula Hudson

What Are My Options?
The new "What Are My Options?" interactive tool is designed to provide information that may help guide your healthcare choices if you or a loved one are facing a serious illness... especially if that illness is getting worse. In less than 60 seconds, you'll have important answers to help guide your decisions. Find out more here.                        
"Give Back Bucks"
We are so pleased that the Savannah Morning News is offering their "Give Back Bucks" program again this year! Home delivery customers and digital subscribers can give $100 in advertising credits to allow us to share our message with more people throughout the Coastal Empire. With over a dozen other hospices in our community, it is more important than ever that we spread the word that if families want the best care, from the original, not-for-profit and only Joint Commission-accredited hospice, they must insist on receiving care from Hospice Savannah! Click here to make your designation or become a digital or print subscriber at very low introductory rates.
Caregivers explain their fears and why they chose to ask us for Help
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