The South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes has awarded more than $250,000 in eight community grants for projects focused on improving the health of mothers and babies in South Carolina.
SC Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is receiving $20,000 to fund “South Carolina Stork’s Nest”. “Storks Nest” provides statewide prenatal education and incentives program for low-income pregnant women.
The South Carolina Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is receiving $10,000 to implement “African American Prematurity Awareness, Outreach and Education Project”. This program focuses on reducing the disparity of premature births in African Americans by providing education to males around the state.
THA Group’s Island Hospice began its new Tools for the Journey year-long series of seminars, starting in October. These free seminars provide families with tips on aging at home and living independently as long as possible.
The next seminar, Caring for the Caregiver: Understanding the Stress of Caregiving, will be held on December 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Grace Coastal Church, 15 Williams Drive, Okatie, SC 29909, and December 9, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beaufort Medical Plaza’s third floor classroom at 989 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. Topics will include the caregiver’s role; identifying signs of stress, compassion fatigue and burnout; and resources to help cope with the caregiver role. The schedule for the remaining seminars is included on page two.
For more information or to register for the seminar, contact Jennifer Massey at 888.842.4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilton Head Hospital received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services to the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Okatie communities. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved one.
Island Hospice, a nonprofit THA Group company, seeks volunteers in Beaufort, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Opportunities are available through a variety of direct and non-direct patient care initiatives, including:
- Respite sitting and doing activities with patients in their homes while caregivers leave for appointments and errands
- Monthly meal preparation and delivery
- Mailing a small gift to a patient or caregiver twice a month (Patient Pal Program)
- Making sweet treats or homemade crafts for patients
Individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of Island Hospice patients and their families should contact the Island Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Kent Buttimer, at 912-721-5118 or email@example.com.