Hospice trains new volunteers

  • By Darlene Hilderbrand
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:36am
  • News

Hospice of Homer recently completed our annual volunteer training. Hospice trained 13 enthusiastic community members who are now ready to provide compassion in action to area families, friends and neighbors through the HOH End of Life Program and the HOH Volunteer Visitor Program. These volunteers offer their time, hearts and skills to be of service through hospice to our community. What a pleasure it is to have such volunteers. Thank you, volunteers. 

I also would like to thank the generous people and organizations who made the Hospice of Homer volunteer training possible: 

• Guest speakers — Claudia Caffee-DeLapp, Charlie Gibson, Jeanne Manson, Pam Breckenridge, Ruth Babcock, Mary Fries, Kathy Carssow, Marilyn McKay, Greta Mahowald, BJ Elder, Bob Redmond, Donna Beran, Rob Downey, Carol Dee, Pat D’Aoust, Susie Alward,  Chuck Giza, Fran Colombo, Michelle Mission, Karen Northrup, Susan Bunting, Marilyn Shroyer and Amy Rattenbury;

• Finger print expert —  Wayne Stanley; and

• Actors — Carol Dee, Greg Fries, Dixie Hart, Jeanne Manson, Mary Griffith and Jen Castellani.

Also, thanks to Safeway and Two Sisters for the treats. 

Community members are invited to visit the new Hospice of Homer home at 265 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 3. Hospice is located in the lower level, at the back of the building, where there is parking. Celebrate with us this healing,  wonderful new space where we can provide support to those who are facing challenging times in their lives. 

Hospice provides free of charge services — end of life, volunteer visitor, bereavement, equipment loan — to residents of the southern Kenai Peninsula. If you want to get your name on the list for next year’s volunteer training, want to make a financial donation to hospice or learn more about the services HOH offers, give hospice a call at 235-6899. 

Darlene Hilderbrand, executive director 

Hospice of Homer

More in News

Then Now: Looking back on pandemic response

Comparing messaging from 1918 to 2021

Damage in a corner on the inside of the middle and high school building of Kachemak Selo School Nov. 12, 2019, in Kachemak Selo, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Repair costs rise as school facilities deteriorate

About $420 million worth of maintenance is needed at Kenai Peninsula Borough School District buildings.

Golden-yellow birch trees and spruce frame a view of Aurora Lagoon and Portlock Glacier from a trail in the Cottonwood-Eastland Unit of Kachemak Bay State Park off East End Road on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)
State Parks to hold meeting on Eastland Cottonwood unit

Meeting will include update on Tutka Bay Hatchery bill

Renewable IPP CEO Jenn Miller presents information about solar power during a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Company looks to build solar farm on peninsula

It would be roughly 20 times the size of the largest solar farm currently in the state.

Alaska State Troopers logo.
Soldotna Trooper arrested for multiple charges of child sex abuse

He has been a State Trooper in Soldotna since June 2020.

This photo shows the Alaska State Capitol. An Alaska state lawmaker was cited for driving with an open can of beer in his vehicle that another lawmaker said was actually his. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire file)
Lawmaker cited for open beer fellow legislator says was his

Republican Sen. Josh Revak plans to challenge the $220 ticket.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File
This 2011 photo shows the Taku and Malaspina ferries at the Auke Bay Terminal.
Costs add up as ferry idled nearly 2 years

Associated Press The cost to the state for docking an Alaska ferry… Continue reading

The Federal Aviation Administration released an initiative to improve flight safety in Alaska for all aviation on Oct. 14, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
FAA releases Alaska aviation safety initiatives

The recommendations, covering five areas, range from improvements in hardware to data-gathering.

AP Photo / Becky Bohrer
The Alaska Capitol is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. There is interest among lawmakers and Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy in settling a dispute over the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend program, but no consensus on what the program should look like going forward.
Alaskans get annual boost of free money from PFD

Checks of $1,114 are expected to be paid to about 643,000 Alaskans, beginning this week.

Most Read