Nonprofit hospice agency seeks passionate patient companions
TRAVERSE CITY, MI. Jan. 8, 2018 – Arbor Hospice is seeking caring and compassionate patient companions, particularly those with musical ability who can play an instrument – piano, guitar, harp, vocals etc. – for one or more patients. The nonprofit hospice organization will hold a volunteer training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12 at 10850 E. Traverse Hwy. in Traverse City.
Arbor Hospice incorporates popular past and present day music in comforting and entertaining patients. Volunteers with varied interests are welcome to attend the training session, regardless of musical ability. Those who choose to donate their time will learn about working with patients, as well as information about the nonprofit hospice agency and the benefits that active volunteers may experience. The session will be led by Arbor Hospice’s volunteer program manager, Kathy Lietaert.
The Arbor Hospice volunteer program shapes each contributor’s experience to accommodate individual availabilities and preferences. The training session offers the opportunity to build relationships, develop new skills, and ultimately make a difference in the community.
The training session is open to the public. Please call Kathy Lietaert at 231.779.5409 to register. To submit an online application prior to the session, please visit www.hom.org/volunteer-application/. Paper applications will also be available the day of the session.
For more information about Arbor Hospice, visit www.hom.org
About Arbor Hospice
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Arbor Hospice is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. The nonprofit cares for nearly 1,800 patients each day, raising more than $5 million each year to cover the cost of care for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs. HOM provides grief support and counseling, caregiver education and support, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through its research, training and education arm, the Arbor Hospice Institute. In January 2016, HOM joined forces with Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care, strengthening the mission of nonprofit hospice in Michigan to ensure patients and their caregivers receive the highest quality of care. For more information, call 888.247.5701.