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A volunteer training session is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Providence Newberg Medical Center

Providence Hospice will offer a volunteer training course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 at Providence Newberg Medical Center.

The comprehensive training course is for people interested in becoming hospice volunteers who help people who are facing terminal illness. The training course, according to a press release from Providence, "covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, patients care, pain and symptom management, spiritual caregiving and understanding grief and loss."

No previous experience is required to become a hospice volunteer, the release said. Once a person has completed the training and determined how involved he or she wishes to become, volunteers can provide caregiver respite, friendly visits, bedside vigils, animal assistance, veteran to veteran connections and grief support. The program is also in need of bicultural or bilingual volunteers.

Pre-registration is required and for more information about the event, call team assistant Jean Lyons at 503-215-4857 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Providence Hospice's service area includes Yamhill and five other counties in the Portland area.


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