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Hospice volunteer training to start

Parkview Health will soon be hosting introductory and training classes for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer.

Hospice volunteers provide many services to patients who are nearing the end of their lives. Trained Parkview Hospice volunteers will have the opportunity to:

·        share their gifts with patients by listening, reading, providing companionship time and smiles;

·        help patients and caregivers with non-clinical tasks;

·        benefit from high quality, national training and education;

·        enjoy stimulating new challenges as they meet a variety of people;

·        partner with others who share their commitment to improving the quality of life for patients and caregivers;

·        know that they are truly making a difference;

Introduction to Hospice Volunteering will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, April 7, in Classroom B of the Parkview Home Health and Hospice Office at 1900 Carew Street, Suite 6, in Ft. Wayne.

Call now to reserve a seat. Anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer must attend an introduction meeting before beginning the full training series.

Hospice Volunteer Trainingwill be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on three Mondays, April 12, 21, and 28, in Classroom B of the Parkview Home Health and Hospice Office at 1900 Carew Street, Suite 6, in Ft. Wayne.

Parkview Home Health and Hospice is most in need of volunteers who would be available to visit patients during the day. Parkview cares for patients in LaGrange, Kendallville, Columbia City, Huntington, Ft. Wayne, and surrounding communities. Attend training in Fort Wayne then choose to volunteer close to home.

To register, e-mail mauna. cowan@parkview.com or call 260-373-9896 or 1-800-363-9977, ext. 39896.