Caldwell Hospice Seeks Companions for the Journey

LENOIR, NC (May 25, 2017)…Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is hosting a three-day training session in June for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers. This training will be held Monday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the McCreary Family Professional Center located at the Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson.

An array of topics will be covered to help prepare attendees to become successful volunteers. Participants will learn about the strong community history and commitment of Caldwell Hospice, the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial issues hospice patients face, and much more from Caldwell Hospice’s staff of end-of-life care experts.

Currently, there is a need for volunteers to provide companionship to patients in the patient’s homes or long-term-care facilities. Other specific needs include volunteers who can provide transportation to doctors’ appointments and shopping excursions for patients, etc., and veterans to visit and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans.

Attendance is required at each session and meals will be provided. For more information or to register for the June 2017 adult volunteer training opportunity, contact Volunteer Coordinator Brittany Bonn at 828.754.0101 or