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Published on September 06, 2016

Learn about volunteering with hospice at open house September 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brenda Moore (831) 625-4544
Communication and Marketing: (831) 625-4505

MONTEREY, Calif.  --- From playing an instrument to cutting hair to driving to medical appointments, volunteers are needed to provide a range of services to patients of Hospice of the Central Coast. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities during an open house on September 27 with current volunteers.

Operated by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Hospice of the Central Coast provides a range of services and support to people near the end of life and their families. Volunteers are matched by skill and interest with patients’ needs and can provide as little as two hours a week of service. Opportunities include:

  • Sharing musical gifts, playing an instrument or singing at the bedside
  • Driving patients to and from medical appointments and errands
  • Making friendly visits, including reading to and playing games with patients
  • Providing therapy pets visits, with a dog or cat
  • Providing professional services such as massages, Healing Touch, or Reiki, or hair cuts and beard trims
  • Vigiling - sitting at the bedside at the end of life
  • Offering grief support for adults and children
  • Greeting visitors to Westland House, Community Hospital’s hospice and skilled nursing facility

We are also looking for volunteers for our Transitions program, which provides support and services to people with serious, life-threatening illnesses.

The open house is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at Westland House, 100 Barnet Segal Lane, Monterey. For information and to register, please call (831) 622-2746.

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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. Its parent company is Montage Health, the umbrella for entities that work together to deliver exceptional care and inspire the pursuit of optimal health. Community Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 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, Montage Wellness Centers in Marina and Salinas, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula chomp.org

 

 

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