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Hospice of Michigan Seeks Volunteer Patient Companions

Nonprofit hospice organization looking for volunteers in Alpena, Alcona Counties

ALPENA, MI, Jan. 4, 2018 – Hospice of Michigan is seeking caring and compassionate volunteers interested in donating their time as patient companions in Alpena and Alcona Counties, especially in Alpena’s outlying communities (25+ miles from the city). Those who have a passion for patient companionship are encouraged to submit a volunteer application. Partners or couples are welcome to apply and serve together.

Volunteer companions help provide socialization and companionship to patients or caregivers, through activities such as playing cards, listening to music or simple conversation. Interested individuals will be invited to a training session to learn about working with patients, as well as general information about the nonprofit hospice organization, its patients and the benefits that active volunteers may experience.

Interested volunteers can contact Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 or klietaer@hom.org for more information, or visit www.hom.org. To submit an online application, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve 1,800 patients daily across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.