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.


*Some Services require paid membership



Published on July 7th, 2016

Watch and listen to the heartfelt testimonials from some of our members and volunteers.  Our continued success depends on our volunteers.

Operational Statistics

Transportation for medically related needs and grocery shopping.

            12/2019 - 202 Trips                               2019 - 2,778 Trips

Home Visits for companionship and caregiver relief.

            12/2019 - 58 Visits                                 2019 - 783 Visits

Basic Home Maintenance

              12/2019 - 30 Visits                               2019 - 309 Visits

Reassuring Calls

              12/2019 - 565 Calls                              2019 - 6,179 Calls

Miles Driven by Volunteers                        2019 - 67,257 miles

Volunteer Hours Posted                              2019 - 15,722 hours

Our Mission 

“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.  


Pies for Guys benefits 

Staying Connected


John Tanner and Michael Kalafer, two gentlemen who care about their neighbors, organized a unique fundraising event to benefit Staying Connected.  John, a retired Financial executive turned pastry chef and Michael, a retired teacher, bagel shop owner and car dealer who loves to bake devised a plan to invite a group of their neighbors, all guys, to enjoy an evening of eating home baked pies made by the dynamic duo.  29 “guys” turned up to devour a smorgasbord of fruit pies, cream pies, cookies and ice cream prepared by John and Michael. Two additional pies were auctioned, and will be baked to order and delivered on a date specified by the winners. At the end of the night, and thousands of calories later, John and Michael presented a donation of $600 to Staying Connected.  Many thanks to John and Michael for their wonderfully fun idea, their hard work and the much appreciated donation. Everyone who attended is looking forward to the 2nd Annual “Pies for Guys” in 2020!

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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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.

  • and more...



Information & Assistance


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.


Staying Connected SCHH, Inc

PO Box 1281

​Bluffton, SC 29910    



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