CRH Volunteers Complete March Training

Catawba Regional Hospice recently welcomed 16 new volunteers to touch the lives of patients and families in local communities. Their training was held Saturday, March 4 and Monday, March 6, 2016, at Catawba Regional Hospice’s Newton campus.

• Front Row (L-R): Sarah Ekholm, Jennifer Austin, Kathie Abrahamson, Lori Polley, Maggie Spears, Andres Camacho, Julia Peterson • Back Row (L-R): Jerri Willis, Jane Ellis, Michael Thorne, Linda Forehand, Nanette Moss, Tamala McCall, Bob Lawson, Jerold Johnson, Pam Sherrill

Front Row (L-R): Sarah Ekholm, Jennifer Austin, Kathie Abrahamson, Lori Polley, Maggie Spears, Andres Camacho, Julia Peterson
Back Row (L-R): Jerri Willis, Jane Ellis, Michael Thorne, Linda Forehand, Nanette Moss, Tamala McCall, Bob Lawson, Jerold Johnson, Pam Sherrill

The training class included 13 Catawba County residents, 2 Lincoln County residents, and 1 volunteer from Alexander County. 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.

For more information on joining the next volunteer training class, contact the CRH volunteer department at 828.466.0466, by emailing volunteer@pchcv.org, or via Facebook.