Nursing agency seeks hospice volunteers

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking caring and sensitive individuals to serve as hospice volunteers. Those who are interested may register to participate in a five-session hospice volunteer training course beginning Monday, June 22 and continuing through Friday, June 26.  Training will be held from 10 until 2 at the agency’s offices in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7), Norwalk.
Hospice volunteers visit terminally ill patients and their families and provide them with emotional support, respite care and companionship. In training, hospice volunteers develop the skills necessary to work with patients and families and are provided with ongoing support and supervision.
Phyllis Osterman is a hospice volunteer. “I want to help people leave this life in comfort, with companionship and love,” she said of her work. “I believe I have been able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families. This work is an affirmation of all that is good and important in life and it is an honor to be a hospice volunteer.”
For more information, or to register for the training course, call volunteer coordinator Laurie Petrasanta at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.