What is Hospice Volunteering?

March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Peggy Mccarthy

Holly Beck, Volunteer Coordinator with Hartford HealthCare at Home, formerly VNA East, will discuss the history of hospice care this evening. Learn about the pioneers of hospice care, hospice’s team approach to care, the individuals we serve, and the responsibilities of hospice volunteers. All are welcome to attend.
In addition, Hartford HealthCare at Home, formerly VNA East, is hosting a free hospice volunteer training Tuesdays and Thursdays in March at their Mansfield office. Classes will explore the history of hospice, physical symptoms, spirituality, grief & bereavement, and what to do as a volunteer. Volunteers visit in homes and nursing facilities based on their individual schedule. Volunteers are needed to read to patients, provide a listening ear, provide Reiki, play music, and to visit with certified pet therapy teams. For more information, please call Holly Beck at 203.321.3008.