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Published on July 28, 2011

Open house to learn about volunteering with hospice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544

Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif. — Volunteering with Hospice of the Central Coast is a rewarding experience, for the volunteers as well as the patients and families who rely on hospice services.

 

People interested in volunteering are invited to attend one of two open houses, from 10 a.m. to noon or 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, at Westland House, 100 Barnet Segal Lane, Monterey. Prospective volunteers will learn about the assistance hospice provides, including driving patients to and from medical appointments, visiting patients, providing respite for caregivers, leading groups, performing administrative duties, and providing massage therapy. Volunteers are needed for those services and more; Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed.

 

“Volunteers provide such a range of services that there are opportunities for everyone, no matter how much or how little time they have to share,” says Stella Bennett, RN, director of Westland House and Hospice of the Central Coast, both part of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

 

Volunteers receive training before beginning their work with patients and their families. Deadline for training applications is September 9 and training begins October 3. For more information, please call 649-7755 or attend one of the open houses.

                       

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/