MANNING - Life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Parkinson's disease and more can have devastating and far-reaching effects on the patient and his or her caregivers, family members and …
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MANNING - Life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Parkinson's disease and more can have devastating and far-reaching effects on the patient and his or her caregivers, family members and friends.
Individuals suffering with these illnesses as well as their families depend on volunteers to provide the needed support system to help them through difficult times. The caring spirit and helping hands of hospice volunteers reach out to people throughout the community. As hospice volunteers, they can choose to work directly with patients and families or help in hundreds of other ways. These hospice volunteers make a difference in the lives they touch.
Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice by making deliveries to patients' homes or providing companionship through visits to patients in their own homes. Volunteers also offer additional services like reading a book, singing or providing support for the patient's caregiver(s).
McLeod Hospice is offering hospice support through its new "Hospice Volunteering 101" class for persons interested in helping hospice patients and/or assisting the hospice support staff in Clarendon and Sumter counties.
The volunteer training program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the Volunteer Services Office on the second floor of McLeod Health Clarendon. Attendees must register in advance. For more information or to register, call Stacy Mosier, volunteer coordinator for McLeod Hospice, at (803) 435-5287.
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