Compassus-Troy recognizes its volunteers

Published 7:24 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

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Even at the end of life, there can be a lot of living to do.

Laura Hollis, Compassus-Troy Volunteer Coordinator, said Hospice volunteers help patients and families create meaning moments and lasting memories.

Hollis said that, right here the local community, there are seven trained volunteers who work with Compassus hospice patients and families giving selflessly to help people live as fully as possible at the end of life.

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In times of crisis, volunteers are even more integral to the health and safety of vulnerable patience. Compassus volunteers are lending their time in different ways, shopping for groceries and supplies, delivering meals to patients, bringing companionship through every face-to-face interaction and the support of Compassus volunteers is unwavering.

Our community is a better, more compassionate place because of their volunteer service, Hollis said.

Across the United States, more than 400,000 hospice volunteers give 19 million hours of service every year. Hospice volunteers are an indispensable part of the care team, bringing companionship to people in their final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.

April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week and every volunteer deserves appreciation and grateful acknowledgement Hollis said.

Anyone, who may be interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, is encouraged to call 334-566-4357 in Troy to learn more about Hospice volunteer opportunities.