Staying Connected is a not for profit volunteer service organization that provides information and services to residents of Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, SC.
All volunteers and all members receiving services reside in Sun City Hilton Head, an age-restricted 55 plus gated community. Our goal is to ensure the continuation of an active adult lifestyle.
To see some of our volunteers in action, please take a few moments to watch our Staying Connected Video, "Staying Connected, Supporting Our Neighbors".
We invite you to explore this website.
There are opportunities:
- to find the services*
- to volunteer
- to donate
The blue menu bar at the top of the page is your way of finding the information you need. Simply click on any title or subtitle and it will take you to directly to the topic of your interest.
Staying Connected is individuals working together to preserve the quality lifestyle we all want to continue enjoying.
You are just a step away from a wide range of services, including:
Transportation to and from medical related appointments and grocery stores.
Home visits for those who are housebound.
Respite care for those who cannot be left alone when caregivers leave the house.
Reassuring phone calls for those living alone.
Basic home maintenance including changing light bulbs and smoke detector batteries.
*Some Services require paid membership
Celebrating Our 5 Year Anniversary
On February 26th, Staying Connected celebrated 5 years of helping our Sun City neighbors face life’s challenges. Nearly 200 volunteers, representatives from major Sponsors / Donors, Community Clubs and Groups came together to celebrate our collaborative accomplishments. In 5 years, we have provided more than 3,800 home visits / caregiver reliefs, helped members with 1,300 light maintenance tasks, made nearly 20,000 daily calls to check on members’ well-being, and more than 12,000 transports to medical providers, and grocery stores. And as for 2019, we celebrated the following volunteers-of-the-year in specific areas: Research Hub - Molly Kirchgraber; Home Maintenance - Fred Inannini; Home Visits – Jacquie Durkin; Member Intakes - Donna Elliot; Member Liaisons – Peggy Basile; and for Transportation – Marilyn Gearhart who drove more than 4,000 miles in 2019. The final award of the day was given to Mae McClernon as Volunteer of the Year. Bob Hooper, who recently retired from the Board was recognized for his contributions. For their continuing support as a Sponsoring Partner, Tenet Healthcare’s Coastal Carolina and Hilton Head Medical Centers received appreciation awards. Staying Connected is grateful for the extraordinary contributions by Sun City residents, Community Clubs and Groups, and corporate donors, without whom we could not do what we do. Special thanks to Celebration sponsors who made the day a great success. All of our donors are recognized on our Donor page.
Transportation for medically related needs and grocery shopping.
2/2020 - 295 Trips 2020 - 517 Trips
Home Visits for companionship and caregiver relief.
2/2020 - 51 Visits 2020 - 115 Visits
Basic Home Maintenance
2/2020 - 18 Visits 2020 - 44 Visits
2/2020 - 475 Calls 2020 - 1,019 Calls
Miles Driven by Volunteers 2019 - 67,257 miles
Volunteer Hours Posted 2019 - 15,722 hours
Information & Assistance
Contact (843) 705-2259 or visit our
RESOURCE HUB located in the Yemassee Crafts Center to receive assistance from a trained volunteer.
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
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“We are committed to enhance Sun City Hilton Head residents’ ability to remain engaged within our community, to ensure they have access to information, support, and services which provide them with a lifestyle consistent with the vision of an active adult community.” The mission is supported by dedicated volunteers who provide help to qualified members including transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping, home companionship visits, caregiver relief visits, minor home maintenance and daily reassuring calls.
Staying Connected is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation and has no affiliation with Sun City Hilton Head Community Association, AAM, or Pulte Group.
Staying Connected is an independent, tax-exempt organization within Sun City Hilton Head, serving only Sun City residents.