Catawba Regional Hospice recently welcomed 26 new volunteers to touch the lives of patients and families in local communities. Their training was held Saturday, February 20 and Monday, February 22, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice's Newton campus.
The training class included 21 Catawba County residents, four Caldwell County residents, and one resident of Burke County. Six members of the new class are VolunTeens, between the ages of 14 and 18. They will all help enhance the care provided to local people throughout CRH's 10-county service area.
Volunteers are valued members of the care team, offering needed support for patients at the end of life as well as for the patients' families. After completing the class, volunteers will offer administrative support, provide respite for caregivers, serve as companions for patients, and help in other meaningful ways.