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Hospice of Kona Volunteer Training Scheduled

July 17, 2018, 8:33 AM HST
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From massage therapists and hair stylists to patient companions and bereavement support, volunteers with Hospice of Kona spent 10,500 hours caring for West Hawai‘i residents with long-term illnesses or those grieving a loved one’s death.

Those interested in becoming an HOK “Star of Service” volunteer are invited to attend trainings held at HOK’s offices (75-5925 Walua Road, Ste. 102, Kailua-Kona) from 5 to p.m. on July 24 and 31, and Aug. 7 and 14, 2018.

To register, contact Deann Canuteson, director of Volunteer Services, at (808) 443-2936 or [email protected].

Attending all four meetings is mandatory to become a Certified Hospice Volunteer. Attendees are asked to dress comfortably and bring a brown bag dinner. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

“Our volunteers work in a number of positions throughout Hospice’s many programs, including in the
Memory Lane Thrift Shop, Nakamaru Hale hospice residential home, in our office, as patient caregivers and others,” said Canuteson. “Every person in every volunteer position provides important care and support for hospice’s patients and their families.”

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About Hospice of Kona

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Hospice of Kona provides family-centered support, education and care for those approaching the end of life. The organization is recognized as the best resource to support and advocate for the terminally ill and their caregivers and to educate professionals, volunteers and the general public about hospice care and palliative care. For more information, contact [email protected] or (808) 324-7700.

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