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
Transportation for medically related needs and grocery shopping.
8/2020 - 72 Trips 2020 - 888 Trips
Home Visits for companionship and caregiver relief.
7/2020 - 0 Visits 2020 - 139 Visits
Basic Home Maintenance
7/2020 - 0 Visits 2020 - 68 Visits
8/2020 - 642 Calls 2020 - 4,648 Calls
Miles Driven by Volunteers 2019 - 67,257 miles
Volunteer Hours Posted 2019 - 15,722 hours
Many Thanks to Two of Staying Connected’s Pioneers
Staying Connected announces the retirement of two Volunteers who have been with our organization from the beginning. We appreciate all their contributions and will miss them in many ways.
Phylis Giglinto has been part of Staying Connected since its planning stages in 2012. She has served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and is retiring from the Board as of July 2020. Phylis was instrumental in creating services through writing policies, procedures and related documents. Within our original structure, she was responsible for oversight of Volunteer Development. She and Ginny Couch worked as a team organizing the Volunteer Recognition Program. Her organization skills and contributing spirit will be missed.
Ginny Couch was our first Volunteer Coordinator when Staying Connected opened its doors in 2014. She organized and managed the Volunteer Orientation and Training programs. As Ginny and Phylis worked together to add roles of Volunteer retention and recognition, Ginny’s expanded role changed to Director of Volunteers. Her caring influence and intelligent, solid support will be missed.
Not only did they work tirelessly as a team, but they are retiring at the same time. But only from their leadership positions. They have promised to continue to support Staying Connected within the community. It is difficult to express how much we will miss their time, their talents and their thoughtful contributions. Please join us as we say “Thank you Phylis and Ginny”.
Bill Teeter has assumed the Secretary’s position for the remainder of the current term. Dotti Laas is assuming Ginny’s responsibilities as Volunteer Coordinator. We thank Bill and Dotti for stepping up to assume these important roles. They have big shoes to fill!
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.