Our 23rd annual Tree of Light is just two weeks away!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Tree of Light memorial gathering on Sunday, December 7th at 5:15 p.m. This year we will return  to the grounds of Hospice House to pause and remember our loved ones.  I appreciate our Full Circles staff’s  careful thought and work that goes into creating a meaningful program:…

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Our Volunteer Joe

It is such an honor to work with our  volunteers.  Every day they give generously of their time, talents and compassion. We’re not supposed to have favorites (!) but without fail, our nurses, social workers, chaplains, and nursing  assistants ask if volunteer Joe Marcus is available to help their patients! This kind, humble man has…

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October 9th Fundraiser

It seems that everyone is aware of ALS, sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, because of the recent explosion of social media coverage of the Ice Bucket challenges. That fundraising phenomenon has done much to bring attention to the cruel disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects nerve cells…

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Sharing a Common Reality: We’re all going to Die

Last week, the Institute of Medicine published a  500-page report entitled “Dying in America” which grapples with the fact that most Americans have not documented their wishes for end-of-life health care, and makes practical suggestions on how to normalize these discussions and let them occur early – in fact even as early as 16 –…

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Get your 2015 pet calendar now!

As I am working in my office and making dates and plans for the future, I notice that it’s about time to start shopping for a new calendar.  Luckily our Pet Peace of Mind © program is launching its 2015 Pet calendar this week! The calendar features many of our very own patients and families…

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Labor Day – Not a holiday for Caregivers!

As Labor Day approaches, many of us are planning to be with friends and family. Perhaps we have a cook-out or beach day in mind; perhaps we will relax on the couch and watch college football or use the day to catch up on our to-do list. However, for many in our community, Labor Day…

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Thanks for Giving

I am always amazed by the generosity and philanthropy of folks in our community. For example, I recently learned about a real estate listing in my neighborhood where 10% of the agent’s fee would be donated to us! Moves with a Purpose asks the sellers to choose a charity that is meaningful to them; the sellers of…

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Summer Art Show reception is this Thursday evening!

Join us this Thursday  at our  Hospice Savannah Art Gallery for the opening reception of  the Savannah Art Association’s Summer show. We have a strong variety of work from the 14 members representing the Association: Karen Borden, Jill Marcussen Buckner, Roberta Castor, James Chirbas, Len Ciliento, Jr., Mimi Diamond, Sue Gouse, Carolyne Graham, Chris Italiano, Peggy…

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Don’t let a few bad apples destroy our reputation!

This week I am sharing a letter forwarded to our local media. This is a critical time for hospices in the United States so I encourage you to share this important message via your social media.. Thank you. Beginning with a December 2013 article in The Washington Post, there have been several less-than-flattering reports on…

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Summertime Golf!

It’s always such a joy and a privilege to work with families who have been touched by the work we do. One such family’s patriarch is Robert Smith who, together with many friends and relatives, annually celebrates the life of his son through the Robbie Smith Golf Outing. Robbie was a vibrant young man who…

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