Letter: Hospice volunteers ease pain of dying

First Posted: 4/10/2011

National Volunteer Week is April 10 through 16. Putnam County Hospice is honoring its volunteers who bring compassion, support and friendship to those facing a life-limiting illness.Hospice volunteers offer companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, respite to families and caregivers, and support in fundraising and administrative tasks. These volunteers are integral members of the interdisciplinary team of professionals who provide care at the end of life.Putnam County Hospice is extremely grateful to our volunteers. Our wonderful team of volunteers is always eager to assist in any capacity. Hospice volunteers are trained, caring, trustworthy, unique individuals who are truly angels among us.Putnam County Hospice volunteers receive 14 hours of training and orientation. This training begins in September and consists of meeting once a week for seven weeks. To learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer please contact Kathy Rellinger, Putnam County Hospice volunteer coordinatior at 419-523-4449.

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