Catawba Regional Hospice recently welcomed 12 new volunteers to touch the lives of patients and families in their communities. Their training was held Saturday, October 24 and Monday, October 26, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice's Newton campus.
The training class included 10 Catawba County residents and one person each from Cleveland and Lincoln counties. 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.