Hospice volunteers needed

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking caring and sensitive individuals from Wilton to serve as hospice volunteers.

Those who are interested may register to participate in a five-session hospice volunteer training course beginning Monday, Oct. 30 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 3.  Training will be held from 10 until 1:30 each day in Suite 114 at the Health & Wellness Center at I-Park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.  

Hospice volunteers visit terminally ill patients and their families and provide emotional support, respite care and companionship. In training, hospice volunteers develop the skills they will need to work with patients and families and are provided with ongoing support and supervision.

For information, or to register, call Laurie Petrasanta, volunteer coordinator, at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.