Honoring a Pearl Harbor Seabee

What a privilege to celebrate his 97th birthday and hear memories from patient Reverend Emsweller - the last survivor of Pearl Harbor in the Coastal Empire. Our thanks to U.S. Navy CAPT Todd Lacy, commanding officer of Savannah State's NROTC, for making the presentation of thanks as part of our
Helping unpaid family caregivers

We are grateful to Philip Schweier of
The Skinnie magazine
for his informative article on the free help provided to any caregiver in our community through our Edel Caregiver Institute. Take time to read his piece which begins on Page 12. We are also extremely grateful to the yogis from Savannah Power Yoga who practiced 108 sun salutations in a fundraising yoga relay last month! SPY owner Kate Doran and participants are pictured on the patio of our beautiful facility. The relay and silent auction raised $5,000 to fund services and programming. 
An easy way to give to Hospice Savannah

Kim Stangle, our Foundation's VP pictured above, says life insurance and retirement plans are an easy and excellent source of giving. Donors can fund life insurance with relatively little money that results in a significant gift.  Gifts from retirement accounts are even easier.  All a donor has to do is call the plan administrator and ask to name Hospice Savannah as a beneficiary. There is little paperwork and none of the administrative cost or legal formalities associated with wills or trusts. For further information, please check with your adviser or contact Kim directly.

Please click here to read a list of last month's generous donors. 

Finally, if you donate through United Way, please write in "Hospice Savannah" on your paperwork i.e. you must designate your gift to us. If you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, Hospice Savannah is #78881.
A romantic dinner for two

Patient Tim Athey was recently chosen as a "make-a-wish" recipient by the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States. Not only was a beautiful dinner catered and served to Tim and his wife, but the Ladies also arranged for Merry Maids to give their home a complimentary cleaning! We are so happy when we can help make patients' wishes come true, make great memories and add quality of life!
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting research. Did you know that Medicaid now has a program called Concurrent Care which means children can be eligible for aggressive treatments and hospice support at the same time? 

We realize what a difficult and emotional time this is for families, but through a combination of active and compassionate therapies, we can comfort and support both the child and the other family members. Find out more about our Pediatric Program here.
Port of call: Havana!

The Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging presents its annual Senior Safari event series this month and, as always, Hospice Savannah is proud to participate. This year's events have a cruise theme. Plan on cruising to Cuba on Thursday, September 22 when we will have Cuban food, music, and salsa dancers at our Demere Center for Living beginning at 2:00 p.m. Find out more on the GSCA's Facebook page.
So much more than hospice!
Thanks for reading this month's e-news. As we hope you can see, we are so much more than simply hospice care. 
Find caregiver support through our Edel Caregiver Institute...
Symptom management for those with serious illness through our Steward Center for Palliative Care...

And bereavement support thorough our Full Circle Center for Grief and Loss. Camp Aloha Family Camp is next Saturday! We will give your family the tools to cope with the death of a loved one.

Simply call us at 912.355.2289 and we will find you the help you need!  Watch this short video to find out more: