Sussman House seeks volunteers

Aug 15, 2014

Rockland — Sussman House Support and Direct Care volunteers are being actively recruited at this time to work at the Sussman House, once the new hospice house located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus opens.

Attend a training to become a Sussman House Support volunteer Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kno-Wal-Lin’s central office, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland.

The Sussman House needs two different types of volunteers:

Sussman House Support volunteers, while not having direct patient interaction, will do all the things that make the Sussman House feel like a home, such welcome visitors, bake, cook, garden, answer the phone, perform light office work or help with special events. Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice will train and coordinate the Sussman House Support volunteers.

The next training on Sept. 25 will include a free light lunch. To register or obtain additional info, call Kno-Wal-Lin at 594-9561 or Kathe Pilibosian, Kno-Wal-Lin social worker and volunteer coordinator trainer at 542-4992. Applications for Sussman House Support volunteers can be found at penbayhealthcare.org/sussman-house-volunteer-application.

Direct Care volunteers provide companionship and support to hospice patients and their families. They are present as a friend or family member and might read out loud, run an errand or be available to listen, laugh, cry or hold hands.

Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers will provide training and coordinate the Direct Care volunteers. Contact Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers at 593-9355 for more information or visit coastalfamilyhospice.com/volunteer/application.

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