March 28, 2017

Make a Difference - Become a Hospice Volunteer

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Community VNA Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking new hospice volunteers. Those interested will participate in a 20 hour training course beginning April 25 and running through May 16, 2017. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM-12:00PM at Community VNA, 10 Emory Street in Attleboro.

As our Hospice Program grows, so does the need for compassionate volunteers to help our terminally ill patients and family caregivers. Our volunteers are trained to help in a variety of ways such as providing companionship, doing errands, reading aloud, or simply being a listening presence. The majority of volunteer assignments are during the day to meet the needs of our hospice patients. Assignments take place in the communities we serve which include: Attleboro, Dighton, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Taunton and Wrentham.

Volunteers find the work of Hospice gratifying and uniquely meaningful because they assist those in need at a critical point in their lives. One might also choose to volunteer in other areas such as assisting in the administrative offices by preparing mailings, filing, and assisting with special events which are part of our agency’s community outreach efforts.

Pre-registration by April 11, 2017 is required for the hospice volunteer training session. For more information, please contact the Hospice Care Volunteer Coordinator at 508-222-0118 or email volunteer@communityvna.com.

About Community VNA
Community VNA has been dedicated to enhancing health, wellness and quality of life for more than 100 years, providing a range of services, including: Home Health Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Private Care, Adult Day Health Care, Alzheimer’s Disease Care, as well as Lifeline services and an Elder Dental Program.

Community VNA has been awarded 2016 Home Care Elite Status marking the sixth year of this recognition and is ranked among the top 25% of home health care agencies nationwide. This award is based on performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementing patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

For more information, visit www.communityvna.com, or follow us on Facebook.

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