Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 6:34 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You can make a difference

Hospice of Homer recently completed volunteer visitor/phone friend training. Eight community members completed the training and are ready to visit with the frail and isolated in our community.

Many generous and kind people and organizations helped make hospice training possible. Thank you to Homer Senior Center Friendship Terrace and Friendship Center for providing physical space and support; guest speakers Susan Bunting, Maria Santalucia, Claudia Caffee Delapp, Susie Alward, Dr. Paul Eneboe, Bernadette Arsenault, Bonnie Bentley, and Kathy Carssow; and Fat Olives for the tasty pizza.

If you did not have the opportunity to attend the VV/PH training, please consider coming to the next training and becoming a volunteer. Ask any hospice volunteer and they will tell you: As a volunteer you receive more than you give to the person you are visiting; you really can make a difference in a person's life. If being a volunteer does not fit in your schedule at this time, you can support hospice in many other ways including a financial donation.

If you are interested in learning more about Hospice of Homer, becoming a volunteer or making a financial contribution, please call 235-6899.

Darlene Hilderbrand, executive director

Hospice of Homer