Southeastern Hospice offering training course for volunteers

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice will hold a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in homes or at Southeastern Hospice House.

Prospective volunteers are required to attend all sessions, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Sept. 8 through Sept. 27, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Southeastern Hospice House, located at 1100 Pine Run Drive in Lumberton. Volunteers must consent to a background check as well as a TB skin test and flu vaccination. The background check, test and vaccination will all be paid for.

Each volunteer session is designed to increase awareness of issues important to the care of dying patients and their families, including hospice philosophy; grief; concepts of dying; family dynamics; communication skills; and aging.

Applications are being accepted through Sept. 2. To register or for information, contact Southeastern Hospice Volunteer Program Leader Sheryl Taylor at 910-735-8915 or Southeastern Hospice and Southeastern Hospice House are affiliates of Southeastern Health.

Staff Report

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