Volunteer Stories


Patient Thrives on Hospice Care with Veteran Volunteer

Joe MacDonald's health rebounded on hospice care. He especially enjoyed the companionship of his Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer Tom Pendergast.

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Care Dimensions Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program Gives Back

WWII veteran Tom Pendergast says becoming a hospice volunteer visiting fellow veterans has been very rewarding and has "brought me back to life" after losing his wife.
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Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Patients

Volunteer Cynthia Turover and her pet therapy dog Louie make the day a little brighter when for patients.

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Patient Treasures His Volunteer Visits

Frank Medeiros, a 30-year volunteer, brought companionship to a patient by driving him through Nahant or to a Rockport candy store for saltwater taffy.

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Music at the Bedside

We now have a volunteer-trained group of singers who can sing at the bedside of a patient. These singers visit patients in teams of two or three and provide comfort by singing to patients at end of life.

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Upcoming Trainings

The next training sessions start in September and will meet twice weekly at each location (Danvers, Burlington, and Lincoln).

Danvers: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 - 11:30 a.m., September 10 - October 3, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House

Burlington: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., September 11 - October 4, at Microsoft Corporation

Lincoln: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 - 3:30 p.m., September 26 - October 24, at the Care Dimensions Hospice House

Complete your online application today or contact us with any questions. For more information or to register for training in Danvers, contact Fran Clements at 978-750-9349, or FClements@caredimensions.org. If interested in Lincoln or Burlington trainings, contact Jane Corrigan at 781-373-6574 or JCorrigan@caredimensions.org.

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.