Lincolnland Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln is hosting a volunteer training class from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, February 1. The class will be held in the Lincolnland Hospice office, located in Prairie Pavilion 2, 1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 202, Mattoon. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to become a Lincolnland 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.
Lincolnland 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.
Lincolnland 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.
To register or for additional information, call Jennifer Kirk, Lincolnland Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 1-800-454-4055 or apply online. The course is free; however, registration is required.