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Hospice of Michigan Seeking Volunteers in Charlevoix

Not-for-profit needs individuals to help families in Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and surrounding communities

 

Charlevoix, Mich. (Sept. 9, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses in Charlevoix, Michigan.

The not-for-profit has a specific need for companionship and pet volunteers to support families in Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and surrounding communities.

Charlevoix native Arch Dettman started volunteering with Hospice of Michigan five months ago because, as a retired physician, he finds purpose visiting patients in their homes and assisted living facilities. He understands, firsthand, the impact volunteers have on patients and families.

“The end-of-life journey is something we will all experience one day,” said Dettman. “It’s truly rewarding to meet, talk and connect to someone when they need it most. You develop a special bond that is unique to the role of a hospice volunteer.”

Hospice of Michigan volunteers are vital in helping to deliver exceptional, compassionate support to patients and families according to its mission of caring for patients wherever they call home, right in the same community in which its volunteers live.

 “No two hospice volunteers have the same experience, but each one makes an incredible impact on the lives of the patients and families they support,” said Kathy Lietaert, Hospice of Michigan volunteer program manager. “You can make a difference in your community. If have it in your heart, please consider becoming a volunteer with Hospice of Michigan.”

Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care. Volunteers must be age 18 or older and have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For those who have experienced a recent loss, Hospice of Michigan requires a waiting period of one year before becoming a hospice volunteer to allow for the processing of grief.

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or klietaer@hom.org to apply to become a volunteer. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.

Hospice of Michigan Hosts ‘Shaken Not Stirred’ James Bond-Inspired Fundraiser

Alpena fundraiser will feature award-winning author Philip Greene; proceeds to benefit the not-for-profit’s Open Access Program

ALPENA, Mich. (Sept. 7, 2022) – Hospice of Michigan invites the community to its Shaken Not Stirred fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Art in the Loft, located at 109 North 2nd Ave., suite 300 in Alpena. The fundraiser will feature award-winning author Philip Greene, offer James Bond-inspired cocktails and benefit the not-for-profit’s Open Access Program.

Greene will treat guests to an evening of lively storytelling centered around the work of Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series of spy novels. Throughout the event, attendees will enjoy elegant cuisine and cocktails inspired by Agent 007.

Shaken Not Stirred offers the opportunity to support Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access Program in a new, fun and interactive way with a spy themed twist,” said Melissa McDonald, philanthropy manager for Hospice of Michigan. “Funds raised at this event will directly help ensure access to affordable, quality hospice care for anyone who needs it.”

Tickets are available at hom.org/shaken/alpena for $100 per person through Friday, Sept. 28. Tables of six seats can be purchased for $500. Ticket price includes elegant cuisine and craft cocktails. The event is exclusive to those 21 and older, and attire is black tie optional. All proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access Program which ensures all who need end-of life care in Michigan have access to it, regardless of age, diagnosis or financial circumstances.

Shaken Not Stirred is sponsored by CareLinc Medical Equipment, Besser, WATZ and 9&10 News.

For more information, visit hom.org/shaken/alpena or contact Melissa McDonald at mmcdonald@hom.org or 989-358-4291.

Hospice of Michigan Hosts ‘Shaken Not Stirred’ James Bond-Inspired Fundraiser

Traverse City fundraiser will feature award-winning author Philip Greene; proceeds to benefit the not-for-profit’s Open Access Program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Sept. 7, 2022) – Hospice of Michigan invites the community to its Shaken Not Stirred fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, located at 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd. in Williamsburg, Michigan. The fundraiser will feature award-winning author Philip Greene, offer James Bond-inspired cocktails and benefit the not-for-profit’s Open Access Program.

Greene will treat guests to an evening of lively storytelling centered around the work of Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series of spy novels. Throughout the event, attendees will enjoy elegant cuisine and cocktails inspired by Agent 007.

“At Shaken Not Stirred, guests can expect a night of food, fun and secret agent inspired cocktails all for a great cause,” said Barbara Anderson, statewide director of philanthropy for Hospice of Michigan. “Our hope in hosting this event is to help raise critical funding to support Hospice of Michigan’s efforts in providing quality end of life care to all who may need it.”

Tickets are available at hom.org/shaken/traversecity for $150 per person now through Friday, Sept. 28. Tables of eight seats can be purchased for $1,000. Ticket price includes elegant cuisine and craft cocktails. The event is exclusive to those 21 and older, and attire is black tie optional. All proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Michigan’s Open Access Program which ensures all who need end-of-life care in Michigan have access to it, regardless of age, diagnosis or financial circumstances.

“Fifth Third Bank is committed to improving the quality of life for people in the communities we serve,” said Adam Maas, vice president and wealth management advisor for Fifth Third Bank. “Shaken Not Stirred is a unique event with a cinematic twist to help raise awareness and funds for an important cause. We’re honored to help Hospice of Michigan continue caring for families across the state in their time of need.”

Shaken Not Stirred is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, CareLinc Medical Equipment, Pioneer Construction, 9&10 News and WTCM.

For more information, visit hom.org/shaken/traversecity or contact Kim Streich at kstreich@hom.org or 734-794-5120.

 

Hospice of Michigan Moves to New Office Space in Alpena

New location consolidates office spaces and is easily accessible for the community

ALPENA, Mich., (July 28, 2022)Hospice of Michigan recently moved its Alpena office to a new location at 199 Long Rapids Road. The not-for-profit has served the Alpena community since 1980 and moved to consolidate the not-for-profit’s space into one building near the intersection Long Rapids Rd. and Chisholm Street.

The 2,500 square-foot office better meets the needs of the not-for-profit’s clinical care teams by offering a more functional space and better layout for staff. The new building, located near the hospital and other medical professional buildings, has its own parking lot, offering convenience for volunteer trainings, community donation drop-offs, education programs and grief support groups.

“Our new office maintains Hospice of Michigan’s presence in the heart of Alpena, while providing an efficient, easily-accessible space,” said Danielle Steinke, RN operations manager for Hospice of Michigan’s Alpena office. “At the end of the day, everything we do comes down to our mission of serving every person, every time. We’re confident this location is a better fit for not only our staff, but for our community as well.”

Hospice of Michigan provides end-of-life care and support for anyone with a terminal illness, regardless of their age, diagnosis or financial circumstances. Last year, the not-for-profit organization cared for more than 450 patients and their families in Alpena and its surrounding communities.

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

Hospice of Michigan Seeking Male Volunteers in Alpena

Not-for-profit urges local men to register as companionship volunteers to support patients and families in the community

 

Alpena, Mich. (June 22, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate male volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses throughout Alpena and surrounding communities.

“Right now, 90 percent of volunteers in Alpena are women,” said Kathy Lietaert, Hospice of Michigan volunteer program manager. “Despite this statistic, our male volunteers have found purpose in hospice volunteering. We urge men in the community – if you’re looking to give back to your neighbors in need, please consider becoming a volunteer with Hospice of Michigan.”

The not-for-profit particularly needs companionship volunteers to visit patients living at home or in a facility setting. There is also a need for those with musical talents to entertain patients and veterans to visit with patients who are fellow veterans.

When Presque Isle native Chuck Austin started volunteering with Hospice of Michigan in 2017, he wasn’t sure how his visits would benefit local patients. Now with five years of experience, he understands the impact volunteer visits have on patients and families. His message to other men in the community is simple: just try it.

“You can really help another person during a difficult time just by listening to them,” said Austin. “It’s like friendship, becoming deeper and more meaningful with time. Being a hospice volunteer truly touches your heart and gives you a new perspective on life.”

Hospice of Michigan volunteers are vital in helping to deliver exceptional, compassionate support to patients and families according to its mission of caring for patients wherever they call home, right in the same community in which its volunteers live.

 Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care. Volunteers must be age 18 or older and have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For those who have experienced a recent loss, Hospice of Michigan requires a waiting period of one year before becoming a hospice volunteer to allow for the processing of grief.

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or klietaer@hom.org to apply to become a volunteer. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.

Not All Hospice Organizations Are Equal

When John Barczyk’s wife, Joyce, started experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, he was determined to provide the best care for his wife. Yet, as her illness progressed, the physical and emotional challenges of caregiving became increasingly more difficult for John to manage.

He knew he needed help.

John contacted several hospices and quickly learned that not all hospice organizations are equal. Remembering a friend’s positive experience with Hospice of Michigan, he wanted that same compassionate care for his beloved Joyce. Upon contacting Hospice of Michigan, he knew immediately he’d found the right fit.

“What strikes me the most is Hospice of Michigan’s sincerity and caring demeanor. Everyone on the team—the doctor, the registered nurse, the hospice aide, and the music therapist—every person brings the highest level of expertise and professionalism to Joyce’s care. At a very difficult time, when our situation was dire, they came to our rescue,” John said.

Your gift brings care, comfort, and confidence to the bedside.

A familiar song brings a smile to Joyce. Joyce with board-certified Music Therapist Kaitlin Ridgway, MT-BC

 

John is particularly grateful for access to a nurse 24/7. The security of knowing that professional help is immediately available helps alleviate his anxiety; it gives him confidence and assurance that Joyce is getting the very best support whenever it is needed.

When John learned that their care team included a board-certified music therapist, he was excited that music therapy was going to be a part of Joyce’s care plan. In fact, their visits with the music therapist are always something they look forward to.

With a keen interest in music, he understands its therapeutic power to help calm and comfort Alzheimer’s patients. John is always at Joyce’s side as their music therapist, Kaitlin, plays songs that spark meaningful memories for both of them.

“Kaitlin brings happiness to our family. Joyce smiles and tries to sing along. It is phenomenal!”

Music therapy is just one example of how the generosity of donors help provide comfort and dignity at end of life.

Your financial support is needed to ensure Hospice of Michigan can continue to provide exceptionally skilled and profoundly compassionate care right here in your community.

Please consider making a gift today to help other families like the Barczyks.

 

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A Family’s Love Shines Through a Song of Hope
Together, Joyce’s family composed and produced a song of hope for Joyce and others with Alzheimer’s Disease. John wrote the lyrics, their son-in-law arranged the music, and their daughter can be heard singing in the background.
This lovely song is available for download on virtually every online music platform from iTunes to Spotify and Amazon.
Please take a moment to listen to this song of hope and love.

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Hospice of Michigan Seeking Volunteers in Gaylord

Not-for-profit needs individuals to help families in communities throughout Gaylord, Grayling, Lewiston, Boyne City, Elmira, Vanderbilt and Mancelona

 GAYLORD, Mich. (May 18, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses in communities throughout Gaylord, Grayling, Lewiston, Boyne City, Elmira, Vanderbilt and Mancelona.

The not-for-profit specifically needs individuals to provide companionship and caregiver relief visits for patients and their families. Companionship volunteers visit patients living at home or in a facility setting, while caregiver relief volunteers keep patients company for a few hours to allow caregivers time to get away and recharge.

“The role of a hospice volunteer is critical for our patients and their families,” said Kathy Lietaert, Hospice of Michigan volunteer program manager. “Making a real difference in the lives of others is easier than one might think. If you or someone you know is seeking an opportunity to give back and connect to others in the community – please consider becoming a hospice volunteer.”

Hospice of Michigan volunteers are vital in helping to deliver exceptional, compassionate support to patients and families according to its mission of caring for patients wherever they call home, right in the same community in which its volunteers live.

 Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care. Volunteers must be age 18 or older and have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or klietaer@hom.org to apply. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.

Hospice of Michigan Seeking Volunteers in Detroit

Not-for-profit needs individuals to help families through companionship, caregiver relief, veteran, musician, pet volunteer and licensed cosmetologist visits

 DETROIT (May 19, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses in communities in and around the city of Detroit.

Hospice of Michigan has a specific need for volunteers who can make a real difference in the lives of other, including:

  • Companionship volunteers to visit patients living at home or in a facility setting,
  • Caregiver relief volunteers to allow a caregiver to get away for a few hours and recharge,
  • Those with musical talents to entertain patients in a facility or home setting,
  • Veterans to visit with patients who are fellow veterans,
  • Licensed cosmetologists and barbers to provide haircuts for patients at their residence, whether at home or in a facility,
  • Pet owners to bring their pets to patient’s home or facilities to brighten the day of a fellow pet lover.

“Hospice volunteers are special people who prioritize the needs of those nearing end-of-life, offering their time and talents to improve patients’ quality of life,” said Alana Knoppow, southeast Michigan volunteer program manager at Hospice of Michigan. “Right now, there is a desperate need in and around the city of Detroit. Hospice of Michigan asks that if you or someone you know can offer companionship and care to our patients – please consider becoming a hospice volunteer.”

Hospice of Michigan volunteers are vital in helping deliver exceptional, compassionate support to patients and families according to its mission of caring for patients wherever they call home, right in the same community in which its volunteers live.

 Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care. Volunteers must be age 18 or older and have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For those who have experienced a recent loss, Hospice of Michigan requires a waiting period of one year before becoming a hospice volunteer to allow for the processing of grief.

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Alana Knoppow at 248-303-6818 or aknoppow@hom.org to apply. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.

Hospice of Michigan’s Spring Grief Support Series Offers Virtual and In-Person Groups

Sessions will provide support and guidance to those experiencing grief and loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 3, 2022) – Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is continuing to offer statewide grief support groups throughout the spring for community members experiencing the loss of a loved one. The ongoing sessions offer individuals the choice of in-person, virtual or hybrid meetings, depending on their comfort level and preferences.

For more information on individual groups, please visit Hospice of Michigan’s Virtual Touch Programs. The following grief support events are scheduled to take place:

In-Person Groups

  • Third Tuesday of the month | 1-2:30 p.m.
    • Location: Eton Senior Recreation Center – 4900 Pardee Ave. in Dearborn Heights
    • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

 

  • Second Friday of the month | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Location: Woodhaven Community Center – 23101 Hall Rd. in Woodhaven
    • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

 

  • Third Friday of the month | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Location: Royal Oak Senior Center – 3500 Marais Ave. in Royal Oak
    • RSVP with Cynthia Palmer at 248-334-1323 | cpalmer@hom.org

 

In-Person Groups with Virtual Option (Zoom)

  • First Tuesday of the month | 6-7m.
  • Location: Hospice of Michigan, 43097 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills / Zoom
  • RSVP with Cynthia Palmer at 248-334-1323 | cpalmer@hom.org

 

  • Second Tuesday of the month | 6:30-7:30m.
  • Location: Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids / Zoom
  • RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

 

Virtual only (Zoom)

  • First and third Thursday of the month | 1:30-3m.
  • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org
    • First Friday of the month | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • RSVP with Cynthia Palmer at 248-334-1323 | cpalmer@hom.org
    • Second Wednesday of the month | 1-2:30 p.m.
  • RSVP with Will Gasper at 231-444-3350 | wgasper@hom.org

 

Living On – Young Adults (virtual only)

An open, ongoing, monthly group for people in their 20s and 30s. Facilitated by Hospice of Michigan grief counselors.

  • First Monday of the month | 6-7:15m.

 

Living On – Young Adults Coffee Hour (virtual only)

For participants of Living On – Young Adults, gather virtually with others in their 20s-30s who are also working their way through grief. Casual, open, and supportive. Bringing coffee, tea, breakfast, etc. is encouraged. Registration is required. Facilitated by Hospice of Michigan Grief Counselors.

  • Third Saturday of the month | 10-11 a.m.

 

Living On – Adult Loss of Parent (virtual only)

An open, ongoing, bi-monthly group for people who have lost a parent.

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month | 6:30-7:30m.
  • Second Wednesday of the month | 6:30-7:30m.
  • RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

 

Living On – Loss of Adult Child (virtual only)

An open, ongoing, monthly group for those who have lost an adult child where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group.

  • Second Thursday of the month | 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

Living On – Loss from COVID (virtual only)

A support group for people who have experienced a death of a loved one from COVID-19. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of grief and loss. Facilitated by Hospice of Michigan grief counselors.

  • Third Wednesday of the month | 6-7:15m.
  • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

Living On – Loss of Spouse or Partner (virtual only)

Come and share, or simply listen, as the group discusses the various intricacies and many facets of grief after the loss of a spouse/partner.

  • Fourth Tuesday of the month | 6-7:15m.
  • RSVP with Stacy Malenfant at 989-358-4295 | smalenfa@hom.org or with Kjirsten Boeve at 231-929-1557 | kboeve@hom.org

 

Men Overcoming Loss – General (virtual only)

An online support group for men dealing with the death of a loved one.

  • First Tuesday of the month | 6-7:30m.
  • RSVP with Will Gasper at 231-444-3350 | wgasper@hom.org

Men Overcoming Loss – Grieving Dads (in-person or virtual)

An online support group for dads dealing with the death of a child. In-person groups gather at the Hospice of Michigan office located at 400 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids.

  • First Wednesday of the month | 6:30-7:30m.
  • RSVP with David Keller at 231-527-0913 | dkeller@hom.org

Men Overcoming Loss – Partner/Spouse (in-person or virtual)

An online support group for men dealing with the death of a partner or spouse. In-person groups gather at the Hospice of Michigan office located at 39531 Garfield Rd. in Clinton Twp.

  • Third Tuesday of the month | 6-7:30m.
  • RSVP with Wes Lawton at 586-263-8514 | wlawton@hom.org

Grief After Dementia – Caregiver Support Group (virtual only)

For anyone who has lost someone to Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia. In partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter.

  • Second Tuesday of the month | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Loss of Spouse/Partner with Ron Gries, Author of “Through Death to Life” (in-person only)

Hear Ron’s authentic and hopeful story of living through his wife’s illness and death, and of his grieving

and healing. Ron will share excerpts of his book and discuss how writing helped him on his journey.

  • Tuesday, April 19 | 1-2:30 m.
  • Location: Elton Senior Recreation Center – 4900 Pardee Ave. in Dearborn Heights
  • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

Hope After Loss – Remembering Mothers and Fathers (Virtual Only)

Please join us for this special time as we remember our mothers, fathers or parent figures and discuss suggestions for self-care and strategies for coping through Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

  • Thursday, May 5 | 6-7 m.
  • RSVP with Kjirsten Boeve at 231-929-1557 | kboeve@hom.org

Seminar – Grief 101 for Bereaved (virtual only)

This educational meeting provides attendees with important resources and information for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Grief 101 explores what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care and available community support. Registrations is required.

  • Thursday, May 12 | 2-3:15 p.m.

Series – Journey Through Grief

This series of weekly sessions offers insight and coping skills for adults grieving the death of a loved one. Practical handouts will be provided.

  • Every Thursday, May 19 – June 9 | 6-7:30 m.
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church of Warren – 3000 E 12 Mile Rd. in Warren
  • RSVP Wea Lawton at 586-263-8514 | wlawton@hom.org

Hope After Loss – It’s Okay to Take Care of Me

Grieving the loss of a loved one can be mentally, emotionally and physically draining. Join us as we discuss strategies for coping and techniques for self-care.

  • Thursday, June 16 | 1:30-3 m.
    • RSVP with Jackie Morris at 313-578-6328 | jmorris@hom.org

“Losing a loved one can make one feel overwhelmed and isolated,” said Karen Monts, grief support services director for Hospice of Michigan. “Hospice of Michigan’s grief support series includes a variety of sessions and formats – all facilitated by our expert grief support managers – offering education and comfort during one of life’s most difficult times.”

For more information on Hospice of Michigan’s virtual grief support groups across the state, please contact Karen Monts at kmonts@HOM.ORG or (313) 578-6326. You can also visit www.hom.org or call (888) 247-5701.

Hospice of Michigan Seeking Volunteers

Not-for-profit seeks individuals to help families in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle

 ALPENA, Mich. (April 12, 2022)Hospice of Michigan is seeking compassionate volunteers to help patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses in communities throughout Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. The not-for-profit specifically needs volunteers to provide companionship, support and bedside vigil to hospice patients.

Hospice of Michigan companionship and bedside volunteers donate their time to hospice patients by offering emotional support throughout their end-of-life journey, a friendly presence to keep them company and a listening ear in difficult times.

“What our companionship volunteers often find in their time spent with patients is that it’s a mutually beneficial relationship – both the patient and the volunteer enjoy the other’s company and build a unique and unexpected bond,” said Kathy Lietaert, Hospice of Michigan volunteer program manager. “If you’re someone with a big heart who is looking for a way to give back to your community, volunteering at Hospice of Michigan and providing companionship to patients is a truly rewarding way to donate your time.”

Hospice of Michigan will host orientations on an as-needed basis, so prospective volunteers can learn on their own time. Volunteers do not need any type of training or previous volunteer experience. The not-for-profit welcomes everyone who would like to give back to their community by donating their time and companionship to patients in hospice care.

 Those interested in volunteering can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231-779-5409 or klietaer@hom.org to register for training. To learn more about Hospice of Michigan and apply to become a volunteer, visit hom.org/get-involved.