Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” Martin Luther King,  Jr. Join me on Monday as we march in the Parade through downtown…

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Congratulations!

I am very proud to report that we now have a total of 34 employees certified by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses. Such expertise really  demonstrates our organization’s commitment to clinical excellence and quality in the provision of care to our patients and families facing life-liming illnesses. Additionally we…

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Fiber artists’ reception is this Friday

It’s hard to believe it will be Thanksgiving next week…just where did the year go? It is such a busy time with such a lot of events on people’s social calendars! I hope you may be able to carve out  a little time to visit our Art Gallery this Friday evening between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.…

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Tree of Light gift deadline is this Friday!

If you would like to have your donation acknowledged in the program for this year’s Tree of Light event, please make your gift before November 15th. All donations support the many free support services offered by our Full Circle bereavement counselors and volunteers. I look forward to joining you at Forsyth Park over Thanksgiving weekend. Please click…

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Rosalynn Carter honors Hospice Savannah Volunteer

Join me in congratulating our homecare volunteer Eve Thomas who has been awarded the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s Volunteer Caregiver of the Year award. Eve has been a dedicated volunteer for over six years, has made over 1,800 visits and has given over 2,400 hours of service to patients and families. Mrs. Carter presented Eve…

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Junior League Done in a Day!

I would like to extend a huge thank you to members of the Junior League of Savannah who spent their Saturday morning outfitting and beautifying  our children’s room at Hospice House as part of their Done in a Day projects.  The Done in a Day Committee completes one-day service projects for a variety of non-profit…

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Dispelling the Myths

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is October 12, 2013. As pioneers in this field in our community we will continue to dispel the following inaccurate perceptions: MYTH: Having hospice and palliative care means you will die soon. FACT: Hospice and palliative care is not just for the end of life. It is a holistic…

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Let the Bidding Begin!

One of the most fun and lively events in our Hospice Savannah calendar is coming up on the evening of Friday, October 18th. Make plans to join me at the closing reception of our 5th annual 5 by 7 Art Auction when over 150 miniature masterpieces will be up for bid. This year’s judge,  Telfair…

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Adding Life!

Hospice Savannah used to have a tag line for its advertising that read “Adding Life to Days”. Even though we don’t use that tagline much anymore, we certainly still believe it! I think this recent image of a patient celebrating her 99th birthday speaks to the love and joy we strive to offer our patients…

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Let’s Talk about Dying

Slow down and take the time to watch this powerful TED talk (Click here). We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of intensive care physician, Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care – and suggests two questions for starting…

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