Nursing agency seeks volunteers

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is seeking mature, compassionate adults from Wilton to serve as Samaritan volunteers. Samaritan volunteers help homebound patients with transportation needs such as driving to doctors’ appointments, running errands or picking up groceries and medical supplies. Volunteers use their own vehicles to help support patients and their family members/caregivers and provide them with greater independence and improved quality of life.

Those who are interested may register to participate in a one-session training course, which runs for a total of five hours, and is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 9:30 until 2:30.

The training session will be held at the nursing agency’s offices in Suite 114 at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) near the intersection of Kent Road on the Norwalk and Wilton town line.

In the training course, volunteers will learn how best to accommodate patients within the scope of the program.

“This program appeals to individuals who feel a genuine desire to help their neighbors,” said Laurie Petrasanta, volunteer coordinator for Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.  “These volunteers are special people who recognize that there is a tremendous need among those in the community who are not able to care for themselves at home without assistance.  Samaritan volunteers give of their time to help our patients remain in their own homes safely so that they can enjoy a better quality of life.”

To register for the volunteer training course, call Ms. Petrasanta at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.