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Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Offers January Volunteer Training

Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the interdisciplinary teams serving hospice patients and their families. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton seeks new volunteers and will hold a new volunteer orientation on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Maureen Swarts, Volunteer Services Manager, welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and of all ages.  “Volunteers give from their hearts and enable us to touch the lives of patients and families with enhanced compassion and care. They are essential to our mission of providing superior care and superior services.”

Hospice volunteers provide a variety of support and services including serving as friendly visitors and companions, providing respite care, shopping, delivering medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services and gardening.  Volunteers also serve as ambassadors sharing information about hospice care and in office support roles.



Volunteer training acquaints new volunteers with information on

  • History and goals of end-of-life care
  • Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton history
  • Role of Volunteers and opportunities
  • Confidentiality, infection control, and safety
  • Boundaries
  • Effective listening
  • Loss and grief

For additional information on registration and requirements, please call 937.256.9507, ext. 3314, or click here.


Top Stories of 2017

This year brought many moments and stories worth celebrating. We were honored to share these moments with you. As we reflected on 2017, we wondered what stories had the most impact on you. Here are the top 5!

#5: Celebrating Staff Milestones

You celebrated with us by reading about our staff members who celebrated 5-25 years of service at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton! Find a refresher about how we honored them here.


#4: A Birthday Celebration that Impacted Hundreds

The young Karlee Plozay honored her great-grandfather by gathering some of her close pals for her birthday. Together they painted enough memory flower pots to brighten almost 1,000 lives. Get the full story here.

#3: The Original Dayton Hospice History

2018 will mark 40 years of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serving the Greater Dayton community – 40 years of rich history that many of you were inspired to learn about. Here’s our full story.


#2: The Start of a New Partnership

When we announced the launch of Pure Healthcare, many of you were curious what this new facility will do for you and your loved ones. This new facility is of a kind in not only Dayton but across the U.S. Find the announcement here.


#1: There Was No Book

A son opened up about his care journey for his mother. His story moved our followers on social media. He shares his story here.



Doug Arnett Presented Carnation Award

Outstanding members of the Ohio’s Hospice staff are recognized every quarter with the Bouquet of Recognition Awards for going above and beyond in advocating for and serving patients.

Doug Arnett is a member of the technology support team at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and was nominated by a member of the nursing staff for his “exceptional kindness, compassion, honesty and servant leadership.”

“There are many examples that I could give of Doug going above and beyond to help the nurses in the field,” she wrote.  “One stands out for me: We recently had two upgrades for a software program and many staff had difficulty synchronizing after the udpates… after seeing the instructions following the second upgrade, I knew that I would have difficulty following the multistep instructions to successfully synchronize and still see my patients in a timely manner on Monday morning. Doug offered to come in on a Sunday morning to take remote control of my laptop to make the upgrades and synchronize. His help enabled me to start work on time on Monday… Doug is always helpful, never makes me feel bad about my deficiencies and always ends every communication with the message, “Take Care.”

Doug’s support for every member of the Ohio’s Hospice team helps assure the ability to deliver superior care and superior service to our patients and families. We deeply appreciate all he does in support of our hospice mission.


Pathways of Hope Grief Retreat for Children is Scheduled for Martin Luther King Day


A one-day grief support program for children helps kids develop skills to cope with grief.

Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is offering a one-day grief support program designed to help youngsters and teens ages 7 to 17 who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or significant loved one.  Pathways Breakaway is free of charge and participation is limited to 50.  Advance registration is required.

Pathways Breakaway is a day filled with support and fun for grieving teens and children.  The day-long program includes grief activities involving discussion, art and swimming.  Pathways Breakaway is slated for Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Day) from 8 am to 5:30 pm at the Kettering Recreation Complex, 2900 Glengarry Drive in Kettering.  Lunch and snacks are provided

For advance registration click button below or contact Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 937-258-4991.