Bridge Hospice sets volunteer training

Bridge Home Health and Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning July 22.
The training will be held in the Wenner Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice, understanding the needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving and understanding grief and loss.
No previous hospice experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Following training, volunteers can choose their area of involvement, such as caregiver relief, bereavement, hospice care center, nursing home visitors, gift of dreams or clerical work.
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to request an application, contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.

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