Agency seeks volunteers to visit homebound patients
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking mature, compassionate individuals from Wilton to serve as patient support volunteers. Patient support volunteers visit homebound adults who may be experiencing loneliness, personal loss, bereavement, life transitions or chronic illness and they provide companionship and counseling for one hour a week.
Those who are interested may register to participate in a three-session training course which is scheduled to run May 21, 22, and 23 from 9:30 until 2:30. The training sessions will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at i.park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.
“The program’s goal is to help individuals maintain a sense of independence and remain active and connected to their communities,” said Chris Urpin, volunteer coordinator for the nursing agency. “In most cases, these one-on-one relationships develop into special, long-lasting friendships.
“The Patient Support Volunteer Program is an ideal opportunity for active adults who wish to volunteer their time in a meaningful way,” continued Ms. Urpin. “It provides the chance to give back to the community and establish personal connections that are vital and rewarding.”
For more information, or to register for the volunteer training course, call Ms. Urpin at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.
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