On Saturday, June 13, ten new Hospice SECT volunteers graduated from a training series where they learned about hospice care and their role as volunteers for Hospice SECT.
Hospice SECT has over 110 active volunteers. Volunteers visit patients in their homes and in skilled nursing facilities, and run errands, pick up medications, deliver equipment and offer respite for caregivers. Volunteers also help in the Hospice SECT office in Norwich and at various fundraising events throughout the year.
Volunteer pet therapists, Reiki and Reflexology specialists, Healing Touch and massage therapists also play an important role in the care Hospice SECT provides to those in need of quality end of life care.
Graduating volunteers are: Mary deYoung, Pawcatuck, Coleen Fontaine, Jewett City, Tom Gilbert, North Stonington, Sheri King, Norwich, Karen Leif, Norwich, Suzanne Lozado, Norwich, Helen Lynch, Norwich, Rachel Perry, Waterford, Cecelia Sullivan, Oakdale, and Joan Wiles, New London.
For more information on the volunteer program at Hospice SECT, please call Denise Hawk at 860.848.5699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next volunteer training series will take place in September 2009.