Hospice Cabarrus plans volunteer training
KANNAPOLIS — Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County will offer a 12-hour patient care volunteer training program.
The program will be held at McKinnon Hospice Center, 5003 Hospice Lane in Kannapolis from 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 10 and 12 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14.
Light refreshments will be served.
Hospice volunteers provide support to patients living with a life-limiting illness. They also assist patients’ families as they care for loved ones and support them as they grieve.
Volunteers spend time with patients doing enjoyable activities such as reading to the patient, providing brief respite for a caregiver, running errands, making phone calls, sharing their gift of music and their love of animals, being a friend and listener. The volunteer and family agree upon time commitments.
To register or for more information, call Theresa Pitner or Leigh Sparks at 704-935-9434.