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Hospice of Michigan Hosts Volunteer Training Seminar

Informational seminar for community members, no experience required

LUDINGTON, Mich., (Sept. 30, 2016) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM) invites the community to attend a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at 457 River St. in Manistee.

The volunteer training session, held at the Manistee County Council on Aging, is intended to train members of the community that are interested in volunteering in patient care, community outreach and administrative services in the Ludington and Manistee areas.

The volunteer training session is headed by HOM’s volunteer program manager Claire Fisher to ensure that patients receive the proper attention and interaction they deserve. The training session offers important information about HOM, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.

“Volunteers serve many important roles at Hospice of Michigan,” said volunteer program manager Claire Fisher. “The time given to our patients can be one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives.”

HOM’s volunteer program is a unique experience that can be shaped to a volunteer’s needs. The training session offers the opportunity to develop new skills, build relationships and ultimately make a difference in the community.

The training session, including a luncheon, is open to the public and attendance is free.

Those who are interested in attending must submit an online application prior to the session. To register, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/ or call Claire Fisher at 616.481.1536 to obtain a hard copy of the application.

For more information about Hospice of Michigan, visit www.hom.org

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 nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 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 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. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.

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