HQA Volunteers Complete Training

Ten residents from Queen Anne’s, Kent and Talbot counties recently completed the Hospice of Queen Anne’s patient care volunteer training program which qualifies them to provide emotional support and practical assistance to hospice patients, families and caregivers.

The comprehensive training program teaches volunteers how to companion a patient at the end of life and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to enhance comfort and quality of life. Trainees explore their own feelings about death and dying as they learn how to be with a patient at one of the most vulnerable times in life. Something as simple as holding a hand, playing cards or listening to music together are some of the activities patients enjoy with their volunteers.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities with Hospice of Queen Anne’s, visit www.hospiceofqueenannes.org or call 443-262-4112.

Photo submitted by Courtney Williams

In photo: Hospice of Queen Anne’s patient care volunteer graduates include: From left, Kasey Deal, Tammy Rigoli, Kathy Roberts, Pat Giles, Doris Greiner, Carol Smith, Jacqueline Lewis-Henry, Nina Carroll, and Alma Hamilton-Winchester, in front.