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Hospice classes planned in March

Published: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Hospice volunteer training is planned for March at Hospice of the Rock River Valley, 264 state Route 2.

Those attending the sessions have a choice of from 1 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The days will be March 4, 6, 11, and 13; volunteers must attend all 4 days.

Hospice volunteers fill many roles: direct patient care, the baking brigade, or helping with special events or office duties. The training session will focus on direct patient care volunteering. Information will be provided on patient-family dynamics, personal death awareness, grief, bereavement, spirituality, and documentation. Volunteers are assigned a patient and family, and visit as needed. The need for bilingual volunteers is increasing.

Hospice of the Rock River Valley serves Bureau, Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties. Call Nina Setchell at 815-288-3673 for more information.

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