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Beloit Regional Hospice provides volunteer training
From press release
BELOIT, Wis.—Beloit Regional Hospice is will offer its next two-day volunteer training program for patient support volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 20 and Saturday, March 27 at the Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., Beloit, Wis. This is an informal, interactive learning experience. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided both day. Participants must attend both days. Registration is requested by Monday, March 15.
Hospice and Transitions volunteers are a critical component to the array of services offered in Rock, Walworth, Green, Winnebago and Boone counties. A volunteer may provide companionship and support, such as card playing or just listening, offer respite services to families, run errands, provide light housekeeping, prepare a meal or provide local transportation. This interactive and energizing training will provide you with information about hospice care and end-of-life education including topics such as how to talk to the dying, the hospice philosophy, family dynamics and communication, pain and symptom management and spirituality. To register, contact Sherrie Swanson, volunteer coordinator, at (608) 363-7421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beloit Regional Hospice provides care for terminally-ill patients and support for their families in the counties of Boone, Green, Rock, Walworth and Winnebago. The nonprofit organization’s mission is, “To help make each moment of remaining life as full and comfortable as possible.” The hospice team is committed to helping patients choose the end-of-life care they want and need. The team includes nurses, certified nursing assistants, physicians, social workers, grief support staff, chaplains and volunteers, as well as administrative and clerical staff. You can visit their Web site at www.beloitregionalhospice.com.
From the Mar. 10-16, 2010 issue