Grand Hospice to host annual volunteer training

Grand County Hospice will host its annual Volunteer Training from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 and Sept. 12 in Education Room 2 at Moab Regional Hospital, 450 West Williams Way.

This training is free and open to the community and dinner will be served. Those who are interested in volunteering or need more information about hospice care are asked to attend the training.

Grand County Hospice staff will provide an interactive educational experience that will prepare community members to help care for the dying and their families in their home.

Those who have experienced hospice in their personal life certainly understand the compassion and support it offers.

“We would like to invite you to share your talents with our patients and families and experience the reward inherent in this work. Participation in no way commits you to volunteering; we welcome anyone who wants a better understanding of hospice,” said Jessica Walsh, director of the Grand County Hospice at Moab Regional Hospital.

Topics covered in this training will include: History and philosophy of hospice; hospice team approach; physiological, emotional and spiritual aspects of terminal disease and death; comfort measures; grief, communication; boundaries; family dynamics; and rituals.

Register for the event by contacting Walsh at 435-719-3772 or via email at [email protected]. Space is limited, sign-up early.