Friday , February , 23 2018
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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Announces New Volunteers & Upcoming Trainings
Lewiston, Maine 9.30.13 - Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer program in Maine.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce that nine people completed the General Volunteer trainings held in July, August and September. The newest members of our Volunteer Team include Joanne Badger, Turner; Richard Boutilier, Bridgton; Joan Hamann, Greene; Jim McConnell, Auburn; Misty Morin, Lewiston; Beverly Robinson, West Paris; Cecile Verreault, Lewiston; Kimberly Walker, Bowdoin and Victoria Wharton-Goodman, Minot.
"When I became a volunteer, I never realized what a big impact it would have on my life," states Bob Oliver, Volunteer for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. "I started to look at life through the eyes of the caregiver and patient. I then realized just how much a couple of hours of my time were worth to someone else. I love this work." Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, Hospice House greeters, patient support and kitchen work, grocery shopping and medication pick-up, transportation and office work. Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are welcome.
October Volunteer Training schedule:
General Volunteer Training
October 25th at Bridgton Hospice and October 31st at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue. Both classes are from 9:00am-3:30pm.
Hospice Volunteer Training
6-session Training - begins October 7th at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue.
Bereavement, Facilitator and Program for Grieving Children & Teens Volunteer Training
Begins October 8th, 9am-12noon (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Bereavement One-on-One Volunteers received 12-hours of training.
Bereavement Facilitators receive 24-hours of training.
Program for Grieving Children & Teens receive 30 hours of training.
Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue.
All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of these trainings or for additional information contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800-482-7412 ext. 1280.