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Memorial Hospital Offering Complimentary
Hospice Volunteer Training Program

Trudy Ventello, LSW
Trudy Ventello, LSW

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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Press Release
February 22, 2013
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444