Volunteers to provide haircuts for hospice patients across southeast Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., (July 14, 2021)Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, members of the NorthStar Care Community, are seeking licensed cosmetology volunteers to provide haircuts for hospice patients across southeast Michigan.

The not-for-profits have a specific need for volunteers in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, Lenawee, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties who can make a difference in the lives of others by visiting patients’ homes to offer their professional services.

Volunteers must have an up-to-date cosmetology license to be considered. All volunteers are required to complete orientation, background checks and fingerprinting.

“Giving haircuts to hospice patients is such a special way to give back,” said Alana Knoppow, Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice volunteer program manager. “This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for retired cosmetologists who keep their licenses up, or for any licensed professional, to use their skill to make hospice patients feel good about themselves and restore their dignity.”

Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice volunteers are vital in helping to deliver exceptional, compassionate support to patients and families according to its mission of caring for patients wherever they call home, right in the same community in which its volunteers live.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Alana Knoppow at 248-303-6818 or aknoppow@hom.org. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, visit hom.org or arborhospice.org.

About NorthStar Care Community

NorthStar Care Community (NSCC) was created to preserve and promote the mission of nonprofit hospice and palliative care – to deliver expert, compassionate care to patients of any age, no matter their diagnoses, complexity of care, place of residence or ability to pay. NorthStar Care Community was formed in 2017 by two legacy nonprofit hospice agencies – Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice – and also includes NorthStar Palliative Care, the NorthStar Institute and Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children. As members of the NSCC family, the organizations combine operational resources in order to maximize support at each patient’s bedside, delivering the highest standards of care to those who are seriously ill. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information about NorthStar Care Community, visit www.northstarcarecommunity.org.

About Arbor Hospice

Arbor Hospice, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, provides quality, compassionate care for those experiencing life-limiting illnesses throughout Washtenaw County and surrounding communities. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, Arbor offers certified community-based and inpatient hospice services and palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, as well as grief support services and community education programs. Through other NorthStar Care Community members, Arbor also provides 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 Hospice of Michigan. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, visit www.arborhospice.org or call 888-992-2273.

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