Bridge Home Health and Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning June 14.

The training will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, over six consecutive Thursdays from 6-8:30 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 caregiving and understanding grief and loss.

No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be 18 or older. 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.

Register by contacting Julie Tiell at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.

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