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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Announces Upcoming Volunteer Trainings

April 3, 2015

Lewiston, ME— Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine.

"When I became a volunteer, I never realized what a big impact it would have on my life," states Bob Oliver, Volunteer for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. "I started to look at life through the eyes of the caregiver and patient. I then realized just how much a couple of hours of my time were worth to someone else. I love this work."  Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, Hospice House greeters, patient support and kitchen work, grocery shopping and medication pick-up, transportation, office work.  Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are also welcome.

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:

 

Hospice Volunteer Training - Bridgton

Next 6-session Training – begins April 13th at Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, the conference room.

 

Training will focus on how to provide companionship and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Trainings will also cover topics on family dynamics, disease process, spirituality and much more.

 

Bereavement, Facilitator Volunteer Training - Lewiston Office

 

Bereavement One-on-One Volunteers receive 12-hours of training, April 14, 15, 21 & 23

Bereavement Facilitators receive 12-hours of training, May 19, 20, 26 & 28

Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Lewiston Office on 15 Strawberry Avenue from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

 

All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of these trainings or for additional information contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800-482-7412 ext. 1280.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is a nonprofit Medicare-certified agency that provides patient centered care that is meaningful, organized, developed, effective/efficient and has lasting quality. They provide specialized skilled, supportive and hospice services to Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community. In 2005 they opened Maine’s first in-patient hospice facility in Auburn – this year, they are recognizing 10 years of caring and compassion at the Hospice House. In 2014, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice cared for over 10,200 patients and their families, providing more than 1.2 million in free care to those in need.  For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and all of their services, visit their website at www.AHCH.org

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