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Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Seeking Volunteers

October 12, 2006

In an effort to continue to provide support to terminally ill patients and their families within the community, Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is seeking applicants for its Hospice Volunteer Training Program for fall 2006. 

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According to Hospice Supervisor, Sue Barrick, R.N., volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice program.


“Without the help of our volunteers, we would not be able to provide the same type of personal care the terminally ill,†she said.


Services provided by volunteers can range from, but are not limited to, preparing a meal, reading a book to patients, picking-up medication from the pharmacy or just being a friend.


In order to become a hospice volunteer, individual must first undergo a three-day training program.


“We understand that volunteering isn't for everyone,†said Barrick.  “Even if someone goes through training, he or she is under no obligation to be a volunteer in the program.â€


Training sessions for the fall will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at AVNAH's main office, located at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />

885 S. Sawburg Rd., Suite 106
.  Lunch will be provided.


“Being a Hospice volunteer is a very spiritual and emotionally-rewarding experience,†said Barrick.  “Just knowing someone is there during this fragile time period means so much to not only the patient, but family members as well.â€


For more information or to register for the program, contact AVNAH at 330-821-7055.

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