Annual Tree of Light memorial – blog by Jamey Espina

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Tree of Light memorial gathering on Sunday, December 6 at 5:15 p.m. This year we will pause to remember our loved ones at the beautiful new home of Full Circle at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway.  I appreciate our Full Circle’s staff’s careful thought and…

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A beautiful video to watch and to share

Take the time (11 minutes!) 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. Here is the link. Our Full Circle bereavement counselors and volunteers offer…

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Pick up your 2016 Pet Calendar now!

Our Pet Peace of Mind® program helps families stay together. Since 1979 we have been caring for patients and their loved ones, and of course for many, these loved ones include beloved pets. Your Pet Calendar purchase enables us to offer specially-trained volunteers to provide pet walking, transportation and foster care. It will help purchase…

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Thanks to Moves with a Purpose

Many thanks to Matthew Allen of Moves with a Purpose/Keller Williams Realty who came to our staff meeting on Friday to donate $800 to our Daily Impact Fund! We have again been selected by another of their clients as the recipient of their philanthropy program.  Matthew is pictured with our CEO Debra Anthony Larson.

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Help for Family Caregivers is here!

Thanks to reporter Jan Skutch for his informative Savannah Morning News article this morning.  We know that caring for someone with a serous illness can be overwhelming and are excited to offer a much-needed new community resource: The Edel Caregiver Institute. Whatever the diagnosis – dementia, cancer, diabetes, CHF, neurological disorders, kidney failure, etc. – the…

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Easy ways to support Hospice Savannah!

Support Hospice Savannah each time you shop at Kroger! If you have helped us in this way in the past, please note that each shopper is required to re-enroll his or her Kroger Plus Card on an annual basis. Re-enrollment began September 1, 2015 – please take a minute to sign up or re-enroll so…

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Family Grief Camp this Saturday!

It’s not too late to register for the Camp Aloha Family Day Camp to be held this Saturday, August 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bereavement counselors and trained volunteers will provide a day of therapeutic fun and group process to help the entire family cope with the death of a loved one. Camp…

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Costs of Caregiving Rival Wal-mart sales

Read this CNBC piece which reveals that family caregiving takes its toll-not just on families, but on the economy. In 2013, an estimated 40 million family caregivers provided $470 billion in unpaid care, according to a new study from AARP. Hospice Savannah hopes to alleviate some of the stresses of caregiving through classes and support…

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