1 year ~ Tonya Hillis and Naomi Ellison; 2 years ~ Adriana Hook; 5 years ~ Nyree Golden, Deborah Kemp and Toby Balke; 9 years ~ Kathy Lewis and Betsy Kammerud; 13 years ~ Holland Morgan; 14 years ~ Donna McElhaney; 16 years ~ Pam Sheffield and Mindy Yates.


May 7:   Yvonda Washington, Regina Jones and Pam Sheffield; May 8:   Dr. Kelly Erola; May 9:   Chrys Baker; May 10:  Marva Pray; May 11:  Jennifer Messner; May 14: Kristi  Hamrick; May 15: Lucia Gammon; May 16:  Susan Karlson; May 24:  Bernadette Bryant; May 28: Marcella Dominguez ; and May 30:  Dallas Adams.

Meet our new employees

We welcome Amy Bosch to the Admissions department as a part time admissions nurse.  We also welcome Jacqueline (Jacque) Stepherson (pictured) as Director of Human Resources. Her email is and her telephone extension is 1751.  Please stop by Human Resources to introduce yourself and say “hello”.

Be sure to check out our current job vacancies at this link and help us find some more awesome co-workers!

Summer Nights planning meeting is May 16

SN_Logo_COLORSIt’s almost June and it’s almost time for our Summer Nights fundraising and friendraising parties! Won’t you host a party to benefit our extra programs and services? It can be a picnic,  a dinner, a brunch…do whatever works for you! Party planning help and ideas – including invitations and donation cards for your guests – available at the wine and cheese meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at the Demere Center for Living. Our Foundation’s Ophelia Rodriguez is here to help! Reach her at 629.1027.

Family Caregiving: A four-hour class designed to save Caregivers time, money and heartache

Please help us spread the word about this class offered at the Edel Caregiver Institute on the 2nd Friday of each month from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a suggested voluntary donation of $25. Participants are welcome to attend one, or all, sessions. Call 912.629.1331.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Practical Caregiving Skills Learn how to safely assist, perform personal care, and improve mobility for your care recipient in this hands-on session. We also teach the basics of infection control and wound care, and  discuss managing multiple medications.

Kathy, Pat, Kristen, Cinda with hoyer lift

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.  The Financial Costs of Caregiving Understand the economic impact of your caregiving and gain knowledge about helpful community resources including how to qualify for in-home assistance through State and Federal programs.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Long Term Plans Begin to imagine what the future holds for you and your care recipient and how best to prepare for it. We discuss long-term care insurance and, if needed,  how to pay for nursing home care.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Being a Healthy Caregiver In this introduction to self-care, we discuss nutrition, journaling, advocacy, music therapy, and practice a deep breathing and relaxation exercise to help you unwind and de-stress.

Thanks to our Full Circle bereavement counselors

Marcia and Full Circle counselorsThanks to Barbara Moss (in red), Betsy Kammerud (left), and Holland Morgan for their leadership at this year’s Camp Aloha! And huge thanks to all the employees who volunteered. The Full Circle counselors are pictured with their  volunteer Marcia Berens during the 37th annual United Way volunteer recognition  and awards luncheon.