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Hospice volunteers complete training

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By The Staff

Eight area residents recently completed Hospice of Chesterfield County’s volunteer training program. The 15-hour course that was held July 10 through 24 at Hospice of Chesterfield County’s office in Chesterfield.     
Those completing the course included Lisa Deaver, Jeanine McKinney and Lillie Wilson of Cheraw, Brandy Edwards and Linda Morrow of Pageland, Elizabeth Beck and Emma Lambert of Ruby and Gladys Harrison of Patrick.  Hospice of Chesterfield County now has more than 60 active direct patient care volunteers who can serve terminally ill patients and families.
“We are very fortunate to have such a diverse group of volunteers willing to help our patients and families. These volunteers will brighten the lives of those they serve,” Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Krista Lambert  said.
Volunteers perform a variety of tasks to help patients and their families, depending on a particular family’s needs. Common tasks include reading to a patient, doing yard work, making repairs, or simply listening to the special stories and events in a patient’s life to help them cope with their illness.  
Volunteers also help with special events and provide assistance in the Hospice office. For more information about becoming a Hospice of Chesterfield County volunteer, call Lambert at 623-9155 in Chesterfield, the Cheraw office at 537-2008, the Pageland office at 672-9155 or toll free at 800-572-9322.