Wanted: a few special people

Wanted: a few special people

Joyce Ann Smith

Staff Writer

Blue Water Hospice is looking for new volunteers to sit with terminally ill individuals during their last days or months of life.

Volunteers are trained in sessions which total over 14 hours, and then are assigned to individuals who are seriously ill and have returned to their homes, or the Blue Water Hospice Home, to spend their final days.

Training sessions will be held Oct. 18 and 19, and Oct. 25 and 26. Sessions are Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and participants must attend both weeks.

“It takes a special person to volunteer for this type of assignment,” states John Gridwood, MSA – Hospice Volunteer Coordinator. “Caring, compassion, patience, and willingness, are all qualities we look for in individuals who wish to join the Hospice team, and the need is great.”

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in doing Hospice care, you can call (810) 989-2452 to ask questions, or to register for upcoming training sessions.

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