Hospice Quinte Welcomes New Volunteers

Photo (L-R): Janice Paton, Mandy Kimmett, Virginia DeVries, Emma Culbert, Petra Lepage (Community Hospice Supervisor), Jennifer May-Anderson (Executive Director), Christina Brinklow (Community Hospice Coordinator), Patty Hale, Sheryl Parker, Lana Leeder, Chris Loveless, JoAnne Halloran and Marty Halloran

Hospice Quinte is pleased to welcome 11 newly trained volunteers to assist with a variety of the organization’s services including helping at the Stan Klemencic Care Centre, in-home hospice care, fundraising, and bereavement and caregiver peer support. Some of the graduate volunteers have already been matched with community members in need of bereavement support.

“The human value of the work our volunteers do is something that is both immeasurable and priceless,” says Hospice Quinte Executive Director, Jennifer May-Anderson. “There is no dollar value that can be used to calculate the genuine care and comfort they provide to our residents and in-home hospice palliative clients, nor the value of their services as helpers with our fundraising activities, hospice meals program, or warm, friendly faces at our reception desk.”

“Truly, we could not do what we do without the help of our dedicated, compassionate volunteers,” adds May-Anderson.

Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end-of-life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups. All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.

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