Serving Sun City Hilton Head
Staying Connected is committed to assist Sun City Hilton Head residents to remain engaged in our active adult community by providing a helping hand and access to information, support and services which allow them to address life’s challenges.
Staying Connected is a not for profit volunteer organization
that provides information and services to residents of
Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, SC.
For ALL Sun City residents
Assistance, information and resources regarding service providers, agencies, and other sources of support to address life’s challenges.
For Staying Connected Members
Transportation to and from medical appointments and for grocery shopping (currently limited to medical only).
Home visits for those who would benefit from companionship from time to time.
Caregiver Relief visits so a family member who is a caregiver can get some time away for themselves.
Basic home maintenance assistance (a limited list of tasks).
Reassuring phone calls to check on the well-being of concerned members.
Watch and listen to the heartfelt testimonials from some of our members and volunteers. Our continued success depends on
Transportation for medically related needs and grocery shopping.
04/2023 - 147 Trips 2023 - 547 Trips
Home Visits for companionship and caregiver relief.
04/2023 - 37 Visits 2023 - 145 Visits
Basic Home Maintenance
04/2023 - 45 Visits 2023 - 169 Visits
04/2023 - 489 Calls 2023 - 2,090 Calls
Miles Driven by Volunteers 2022 - 41,200 miles
Volunteer Hours Posted 2022 - 12,300 hours
Fast Facts through January 2023
Members: 394 Households, 515 Residents – 30% turnover annually
Volunteers: 320 total – 110 have posted time; 110 posted same time
Direct Services - YTD
Transportation – 114 vs 131 LY (-13%); / 25-35 week
Home Visits – 33 vs 44 LY (-25%); 10-12 / week
Home Maintenance– 52 vs 34 LY (+53%); 10-12 / week
Daily Reassuring Calls YTD: 526
Resource Hub Visits YTD: Walk-in Visitors – 88; Calls Taken – 348
Through 8 years
More than 395,000 miles driven – to the moon and nearly halfway home!
Over 112,000 hours
Transports – nearly 16,000
Home Visits / CGR – over 4,700
Home Maintenance – over 2,100
Resource Hub - nearly 37,000 Daily Reassuring Calls, over 10,000 visitors, 28,500 inbound calls
Black'n White Gala
SPECTACULAR is the word to describe our 2nd Black & White Gala held Saturday, April 29 in the Carolina Ballroom in Pinckney Hall to celebrate the many ways Staying Connected has positively impacted the lives of fellow Sun City residents. To start the evening off the Sun City Car Club arranged a display of
some gorgeous classic and brand new black and white automobiles. A gourmet buffet by Smoking Valley Chef, Brian Raymond, was beyond exceptional. And, to top it off there were platters of delectable desserts brought to us by Encompass Healthcare of Bluffton, www.encompasshealth.com. The nearly
180 attendees enjoyed the music and entertainment provided by The Vistas who had something for everyone. There have already had numerous requests to do it again in 2024! As always, we are so very grateful for the support of our sponsors who make it possible for us to hold an event such as this. Our GOLD sponsor was Integrity Home Care, www.integrityhomecaresc.com, our
SILVER Sponsor was Stratford Village Neighborhood, Bronze sponsors were Amedysis, www.amedysis.com and Okatie Pines, www.okatiepinesretirement.com and the many Friends of Staying Connected who made contributions to the event. Many, many thanks!
We will see you in 2024!
Women’s 9-Hole Golf Drives It Home
Women’s 9-Hole Golf Drives It Home
Sun City’s Women’s 9-Hole Golf Club held their Annual Golf Tournament recently and generously donated a portion of their proceeds to Staying Connected. Pictured is Cindy Michel and Kathy Kight, representing the Women’s 9-Hole Golf Club as they present a check for $4,600 to Mary O’Brien, Vice President of Staying Connected outside our Resource Hub located at the Yemassee Craft Center. Many thanks to the Club for their ongoing support of their Sun City neighbors.
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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Everyone is encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and do what is appropriate for him/her and his/her personal health.
Staying Connected, Inc. is an independent, not for profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation and has no affiliation with the SCHH Community Association, or the Pulte Group.