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Make a difference as a hospice volunteer! Online training to begin March 13

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  Care Dimensions, the region’s largest provider of hospice care, will hold online training classes for those interested in becoming volunteers for the nonprofit organization. You can make a difference in a patient’s life by:

  • Engaging in a shared interest or hobby
  • Helping with letter-writing or life review
  • Visiting with your approved dog
  • Reading to the patient
  • Listening and by providing a supportive, comforting presence

  Our volunteers are resuming in-person visits with patients in their homes, in facilities and at our hospice houses. Volunteers are provided all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). If patient visits are not the right fit, you can volunteer in other ways, such as providing administrative office support or making check-in phone calls to current patients or bereaved family members.

  Training will be held via Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9–11 a.m., March 13–April 5 (register by March 3). For more information or to register, please go to www.CareDimensions.org/Volunteers or email VolunteerInfo@CareDimensions.org.

  About Care Dimensions: Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to Massachusetts residents. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, it provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care and grief support in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at its two inpatient hospice facilities: the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions’ HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select North Shore and Greater Boston communities who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more.

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