Hospice Southeastern Connecticut announces the graduation of 18 new volunteers. The volunteers participated in up to 20 hours of training, learning all aspects of hospice care and their role as volunteers for Hospice Southeastern Connecticut.
Graduating volunteers are the following:
Complementary Therapists: Robert Baird, Groton; Patricia Benoit, Norwich; Shannon Mack, Waterford; Joan St. John, Ledyard; Jennifer Tuohy, Groton;
Patient Care Volunteers: Carl Annino, Groton; Robert Boiselle, Quaker Hill; Imelda Bonnevie, Gales Ferry; Timothy Evers, Mystic; Harriet Griffith, Norwich; Rosemary Guerette, Quaker Hill; Donna Moore, New London; Alicia Pena, Waterford; Marilyn Stevenson, Norwich; Cheryl Thevenet, Lisbon; Jean Wydra, Norwich;
Pet Therapists: Debra Marvin and her Yorkshire Terrier, Sierra, Colchester; Becky Nortz and her Standard Poodle, Skyler, Salem.
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut has 150 active volunteers. They visit patients and provide respite for caregivers in their homes and in skilled nursing facilities, provide pet therapy and other holistic therapies as well as run errands, pick up medications, deliver equipment, and offer roses of remembrance to bereaved family members. Volunteers also help in the Hospice Southeastern Connecticut office in Norwich and at various community and fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information on the volunteer program at Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, contact Lauren Watson at email@example.com or 860-848-5699.
About Hospice Southeastern Connecticut
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut provides care in the home and often in skilled nursing facilities for those approaching the end of their life, regardless of age, disease or inability to pay. The organization also provides bereavement services for families free of charge, regardless of whether their loved one received hospice care.
Hospice Southeastern Connecticut is a community-based, nonprofit healthcare agency in New London County. It is the only regional hospice affiliated with both Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and The William W. Backus Hospital. It is Medicare/Medicaid certified, state licensed and CHAP accredited. Hospice Southeastern Connecticut has been the hospice of choice for over 9,500 families since 1985.