Yoga Relay & Silent Auction for Caregivers

Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga and SPRY Mind & Body is coordinating the fourth annual  Yoga Relay and silent auction benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street, Savannah. Music…

Helping you understand Morphine and Oxycodone use

There are many myths associated with morphine and oxycodone use. Both are referred to as “opioids.” They are the two most commonly used opioids in hospice and palliative care. What is morphine? Morphine is a pain reliever that acts directly on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is used to relieve moderate…

Virtual Realty Offered To Our Patients!

We were delighted to have Sunday’s  front page Savannah Morning News story about our volunteer Teri Yarbrow, Professor of virtual realty at SCAD, and her exciting work with our patients.. Here is the link, or read the full story below. Our thanks to writer Betty Derby for capturing the concepts so well. Chris Shields just…

Relaxation for Those Caring for a Loved One

If you care for a loved one with dementia, a serious illness or a disability, we know how overwhelming that can be! Our Edel Caregiver Institute is here to help with free Deep Relaxation Classes. Please pre-register at 912.629.1331. Watch below and join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.   Restorative Yoga and Deep…

Vatican Appointee: 11th Annual Lecture Series

Our 11th Annual Lecture Series, presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations featured Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro, physician, author, bioethicist and Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life at The Vatican. He was joined by ethicist Dr. Kathleen Deloach Benton, our newly appointed President and CEO.  Guests at the three events listened intently as they  addressed  “The Art…

Hospice Savannah Welcomes New President/CEO

Hospice Savannah, Inc.’s Board of Directors welcomes Kathleen D. Benton, Dr.PH, MA as the legacy hospice’s next President and CEO. Dr. Benton is currently Director of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler and will assume her position on January 22, 2019. Her appointment is the result of a national search conducted by a…

Honoring Coach Walt Weed

As part of our “We Honor Veterans” program, we recently thanked patient Walt Weed for his service to our country. Mr. Weed, who had a long career in Navy intelligence speaking five languages fluently and working as a peace consultant during the Vietnam War, is photographed with his beloved Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team. Read more about Coach…