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Danbury's Regional Hospice And Home Care Seeking Volunteers

Regional Hospice and Home Care is seeking volunteers.
Regional Hospice and Home Care is seeking volunteers. Photo Credit: Provided

DANBURY, Conn.) -- Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people?

Have you been looking for a way to have an impact on someone else’s life?

Do you have the capacity to brighten someone’s day?

If so, please consider becoming a volunteer for Regional Hospice and Home Care.

The nonprofit agency is hosting a training session for new family support volunteers Aug. 3-6 at its new Center for Comfort Care & Healing, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury. Sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day except Tuesday, Aug. 4, when the session runs 1-5 p.m.

Anyone interested should contact Mary Beth Hickey, volunteer manager, at (203) 702-7415 or by e-mail at mhickey@regionalhospicect.org for an interview and to fill out an application.

Registration with an interview is required in advance of the class session, and attendance at all dates is mandatory to become a volunteer.

“We are looking for compassionate, caring people who are interested in helping families who have a loved one receiving end-of-life care,” said Hickey in a press release.

In particular, hospice seeks veterans to volunteer as they launch its "We Honor Veterans" program. In addition, there is also a need for licensed massage therapists to complete the volunteer training and provide massage therapy to patients. Training includes information on the hospice philosophy, in general, as well as the specific services provided by the Regional Hospice and Home Care team.

“The schedule for volunteers is very flexible,” said Hickey in a press release. “It can be once a month or several times each week, depending on the volunteer’s availability.”

The hospice's team of experienced clinicians have been providing physical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to children, adults and their families through its palliative and hospice care program the past 30 years.

Regional Hospice and Home Care is a nonprofit, state-licensed and Medicare-certified home health care and hospice agency. For more information, visit www.RegionalHospiceCT.org.

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