Hospice of Michigan to Hold Volunteer Orientation in Gaylord

Gaylord, Michigan, July 29, 2015 – Hospice of Michigan will hold a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Gaylord.

Hospice of Michigan is looking for volunteers to provide patient care and companionship to clients and families in Gaylord and surrounding areas. While all are welcome, the organization is especially in need of volunteers who:

  • Can serve as patient companions
  • Have sewing skills for the Memory Bear program
  • Can record life stories for patients for the My Stories program

New volunteers are asked to go through a training course where they learn more about HOM, the principles of hospice, the grieving process and how to help patients and their families.

The session will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HOM’s Gaylord office, 810 S. Otsego Ave., Suite 110, and will include a complimentary lunch.

Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Amanda Fleming at 989.358.4293 or afleming@hom.org.

For those who have experienced a loss, HOM encourages a waiting period of one year before becoming a volunteer in order to allow for the processing of grief.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for more than 1,700 patients each day, raising more than $4 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including At Home Support™, our advanced illness management program, community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Hospice of Michigan Institute. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.