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.
Care Dimensions Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program Gives Back
Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Patients
Volunteer Cynthia Turover and her pet therapy dog Louie make the day a little brighter when for patients.
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.
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.
The next training sessions start in February and will be available in Waltham and Danvers on seven consecutive Fridays, from 9 a.m. to noon. Training in Waltham runs February 9 – April 6. Training in Danvers runs February 16 - April 13 (no sessions on 2/23 and 3/30).
Other training options: evenings in Burlington on Tuesdays (6-9 p.m.) from February 27 to April 3; Wednesday mornings (9 a.m. to noon) in Haverhill February 28 - April 11 (no session on 3/21); or three full-day sessions in Waltham on Saturdays, March 10, March 24, and April 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or to register for training in Danvers or Haverhill, contact Fran Clements, volunteer coordinator, at 978-750-9349, or FClements@caredimensions.org. If interested in Waltham or Burlington trainings, contact Jane Corrigan, senior volunteer coordinator, at 781-373-6574 or JCorrigan@caredimensions.org.