Nursing agency seeks hospice volunteers

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, Sept. 14 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 18. Training will be held from 9:30 until 1:30 each day at the nursing agency offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at iPark, 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.
“Hospice volunteers play a vital role in supporting our patients and their families,” said Laurie Petrasanta, volunteer coordinator for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. “They help patients live their last days in peace, with dignity and grace. Hospice volunteers also work closely with grieving families to help them through the bereavement process,” she said.
Information/registration: 203-834-6341, ext. 316.