Hospice volunteer training offered this summer


By Paige Leonard
Special to The SUN

In addition to excellent clinical care, Hospice of Mercy provides supportive services to hospice patients and their families and is in need of volunteers to give the gift of time, support and companionship.

A two-day hospice training is required for anyone who wishes to volunteer with Hospice of Mercy in Archuleta County. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. Volunteers help with patient and family support, grief groups, fund-raisers and/or help in the office.

Training will take place Friday, May 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Conference Room A, 1010 Three Springs Ave., Durango.

There is no cost.

To learn more, or to enroll in the training, call Kati Bachman at 382-2032.

Hospice of Mercy has provided compassionate end-of-life care and bereavement services to the communities of Durango and Pagosa Springs for over 30 years. Hospice of Mercy is part of Centura Health at Home, with more than 1,200 employees serving communities across the state, caring for more people in more places than any other organization of its kind in Colorado.

To learn more, visit www.hospiceofmercy.org.