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SBL Hospice Volunteer Training Class

Upon completion, participants will be eligible to become a SBL Hospice volunteer.

The training class will cover: history and philosophy of hospice; the role of the volunteer; family dynamics; communications; spiritual care; psychological issues; clinical issues surrounding the terminal illness; pain control; and grieving and bereavement.

SBL Hospice provides medical and support services, including nursing, emotional, and spiritual care to people who are terminally ill and their family members. When a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their lives and the lives of those who love them drastically change. As a certified volunteer, participants will be there to support people in their community during difficult times in their lives.

NEW THIS YEAR - Potential volunteers now have the option to take class online. The online class will be available 24/7 year round.

SBL Hospice serves 20 counties in East Central Illinois: Bond, Christian, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby and Wayne.

Training is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED below. Space is limited to 10 participants.

9 am to 4 pm
Friday, July 12, 2024 or
Friday, August 9, 2024

Willow Breeze Hospice House
Located on the north side of the Health Center, 10660 CR 800N, Mattoon, IL 61938
• All Classes will run 9 am to 4 pm with a lunch break.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Kirk, Volunteer Coordinator
SBL Hospice

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