Hospice training in Kannapolis starts Sept. 26

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2011

KANNAPOLIS ó Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County will offer a 12-hour patient care volunteer training program this month.
The training will run from 5 to 9 p.m. daily Sept. 26, Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 at the McKinnon Hospice Center, 5003 Hospice Lane in Kannapolis. A light meal will be served at each class meeting.
Hospice volunteers provide support to patients living with a serious illness. They also assist patientsí families as they care for their 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, being a friend and listener. The volunteer and family agree upon time commitments.
To register or for more information about hospice volunteering, call Theresa Pitner or Leigh Sparks at 704-935-9434.