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Hospice needs a few good men!

August 27, 2019
Published in: Volunteer

It's statistically known that more women volunteer than men. Hospice serves many male patients that would love to have some male companionship as most of their caregivers and hospice team members are women. If you are a male living in Augusta County, would you consider giving a little of your time to make this happen for someone?

From the desk of Lori Showalter, Volunteer Manager:

Meet Reese, a male hospice volunteer. Reese is a phenomenal volunteer that has made an incredible difference in the lives of many patients in his 7 years with hospice. He serves in the patient care role visiting hospice homes to offer a much needed respite break for caregivers and companionship to patients. He always has a smile to share, is an advocate for the patients he serves and is a true asset to our hospice program. Our patients truly enjoy his companionship and the caregivers are so appreciative of his help. I am proud to have him as part of our hospice volunteer team!

Reese, Hospice Volunteer

From the desk of Reese, Hospice Volunteer:

I was acquainted with Hospice because of my late wife. Thereafter, when I decided to look for volunteer opportunities, I was attracted to Hospice because of my positive experience. Over the past few years, I've had many positive experiences and felt as though I've made some difference in peoples' lives, mainly those lives of caregivers. Actually, I gain more than I give. I've sat with and listened to patients from age 49 to 102.I've been exposed to countless stories from dying people and all I had to do was show up and listen. And most of the time the caregiver was able to get well deserved respite.

Learn more about our upcoming Hospice Volunteer training.