Hospice schedules volunteer training

Hospice of the Valley will host volunteer training for those interested in learning companion volunteering for patients living with a terminal illness. The class is an introduction to the interdisciplinary team approach.

The staff of Hospice of the Valley trained in hospice care will provide information to make you feel more competent in your important roll of caring for those at this crucial time.

Volunteers provide respite to the family members, at home or in a nursing home, and serve in a variety of other ways as well, such as answering phones at the Hospice House, mailings, clerical, staffing health fairs and special events.

Volunteers are needed in Grove City and Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. The classes will take place at Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, Pa., Fridays for five weeks from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 through Aug. 29.

Volunteers also are needed in Salem and the surrounding areas of Columbiana County.

Classes will take place at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, Tuesdays for five weeks from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5 through Sept. 2.

To learn more call the Volunteer Department at 330-549-5908.

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