Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties will hold a new volunteer orientation on Wednesday, October 11.
Hospice volunteers play a vital role in the interdisciplinary teams serving hospice patients and their families, providing a variety of services including respite care, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, transportation support, massage, beautician and barber services and gardening. Volunteers also serve as ambassadors sharing information about hospice care, as friendly visitors and in office support roles. Volunteer training acquaints new volunteers with information on
- History and goals of end-of-life care
- Hospice history
- Role of Volunteers and opportunities
- Confidentiality, infection control, and safety
- Effective listening
- Loss and grief
Volunteer Services Manager, says the contribution of volunteers is invaluable. “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.”
To become a volunteer, an application and two references are required, and all volunteers are required to complete a background check that reflects no criminal history before participating in training. For additional information please visit www.hospiceofdayton.org/volunteers/
Who: Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
What: Volunteer Orientation
When: 8:30 am, Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Where: Lorelei’s Place Hospice House, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
5940 Long Meadow Drive
Franklin, Ohio 45005
ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE WALK/RUN SUPPORTS VITAL PROGRAMS FOR COMMUNITY
The 2017 Annual 5k Remembrance Walk/Run invites teams and individuals to walk in memory of or honor of loved ones is slated for Saturday, September 9, 2017. Participants are invited to organize a group of co-workers, social network or neighbors to walk in honor or memory of a loved one and support the mission of Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties. All proceeds benefit patient care at the not-for-profit, community-based hospice that serves patients in their homes, in extended care and assisted living facilities and at Lorelei’s Place Hospice House in Franklin.
The event takes place at Smith Park in Middletown. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the Walk/Run begins at 10:00 am. Teams and individuals compete for awards. The Walk/Run will be timed by a professional race coordinator. Those wishing to be timed must provide gender and age information at registration. Convenient parking is provided near the registration tent in the beautiful and historic Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue. The cost for adult participants is $25; $20 each for a team of five or more and for members of the military/Veterans; and $10 for children 12 and under. Bottled water will be provided and food trucks will be on site for post-race food and refreshments.
Greg and Patti Atkinson are presenting sponsors of the event. Participating sponsors include Clark Schaefer Hackett and Akers Packaging Service Group. Partnering sponsors are Middletown Ford and Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.
Dollars raised through the benefit Walk/Run support:
Indigent Care – At Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, everyone receives care regardless of his or her ability to pay.
Lorelei’s Place In-patient Care Options – Lorelei’s Hospice House in Franklin offers extensive care for patients experiencing medical situations or symptoms that cannot be managed in the home or facility-based setting.
Focused & Palliative Care and Complementary Therapies – Donor dollars enable us to provide Focused Care, highly specialized disease-specific treatment for hospice patients, and palliative care for patients with significant pain and symptom control issues. Our ability to offer massage, art, music and occupational therapies enables us to assure an improved quality of life for patients.
Community-Wide Grief Support Services – We provide Grief Support Services at no cost, regardless of whether our hospice services have been used. and in community locations, making it more convenient for the bereaved to receive the support they need.
When: 8:30 am, September 9, 2017
Where: Smith Park, Middletown, 500 Tytus Avenue
Why: Support patient and family care at Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
Register: by calling 937-222-WALK or click here.
For additional information contact Ashley Robison, 937–723-2899.