Building Relationships by George Seaborough
March in Savannah has come to an end. The fountain at Forsyth Park was dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day, parade floats were made, and we had our first big St. Patrick’s Day Parade since Covid. New and old friends gathered around parade routes to celebrate the bonds of family, traditions, and friendships. While Savannah was geared up for one of the biggest days of the year, there were still people wishing they had the relationships to help them leave the nursing or group home to participate in the festivities. Through the lens of Citizen Advocacy, we have the ability to see how one- to-one relationships can lead to participation in community celebrations, membership, and overall protection.
Savannah is an Everchanging City – A Note from George Seaborough
Savannah is an ever-changing city. We are building an arena in West Savannah, new apartments and homes in East Savannah, and new businesses are flocking to our city by the sea. There is a new streetscape under development on Broughton Street, and tourism is now a year-round industry. The fairgrounds on the west side of town are being transformed – with houses, studios, and green spaces on the horizon. Savannah is truly developing and going through change…
Our New Normal – A Note from George Seaborough
As signs of our “new normal” begin to emerge from the weary days of 2020, we are starting to reconnect face-to-face with our friends, colleagues and loved ones. We are beginning to look past the Zoom screen and meet in open spaces and share experiences
with the people we are close to. Parks, patios, squares, beaches, bike trails and
backyards are full of activity…
Savannahians Continue to Say “Yes”
We have made it through an election, we are all living through the times of Covid-19
together, and now are heading into the holidays. 2020 has been a year of uncertainty
and difficulty, but through it all Savannah has remained constant in showing that we care for one another…
Being Present while Social Distancing – by George Seaborough
The world has been changed by the Covid-19 Coronavirus. People throughout the United States are hospitalized, the Governor of Georgia has extended the closure of public schools, and the city of Savannah has authorized a shelter-in-place order…
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
– Margaret Wheatley
During the holidays, we hope all will have the opportunity to celebrate with family, friends, and colleagues – both old and new. Consider expanding your circle of community and include someone who may not usually get an invitation to join in. Meet someone you wouldn’t ordinarily get to meet. Your table and your circle may be more joyful if you do…
Reflections on the Covered Dish Supper and Celebration
As we wrap up our 39th Anniversary Covered Dish Supper and Celebration, I wanted to take a moment and talk about some of the strategy that supports the ethos of this event.
Building a Bigger We…
Well, it’s been an interesting several months in America. We have seen a presidential election that has many people’s heads spinning. No matter where you place yourself on the political spectrum, I think it’s safe to say that the times they are a changing. And, that’s not going to stop.
Change is with us…
What Do Oysters and Social Change Have To Do With One Another?
Good question! Let me tell you a short story that will give us the answer.