Trudy Ventello, LSW, Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator for Memorial Hospitalís Hospice,
is pleased to offer complimentary volunteer training for individuals interested in
becoming a volunteer for the Hospice program.
The 2013 Memorial Hospital Hospice volunteer training / community end of life
education program is slated to begin on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
in the Wellness Room of Memorialís Personal Care Home. The community is invited to
participate in this seven-week course.
Participants will meet members of the hospice care team and interact with them about
end of life care and issues. The training schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Disa DeLauro, RN; Trudy Ventello, LSW, introduction to Hospice
Week 2: Tina Route, BSN; Regina Yates, CNA, patient care and regulations; common diseases in hospice
Week 3: Trudy Ventello, LSW, death and dying
Week 4: Jackie and Carl Whitehead, Hospice volunteers, communication
Week 5: Susan Black, ACSW, bereavement
Week 6: Rev. Richard Davis, hospice chaplain, spirituality
Week 7: Trudy Ventello, LSW, volunteer services
The course is designed to graduate volunteers into service for Memorial Hospital Hospice.
However, it is also a great opportunity for people to learn about sensitive aspects of
our terminally ill neighbors, friends and relatives. Any questions or to register for the
training, please call Trudy Ventello, LSW, Memorial Hospital Volunteer and Bereavement
Coordinator at 268-2233.
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