National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. As the volunteer coordinator for Bayada Hospice, I would like to publicly thank our volunteers who provide companionship and support to our patients and their families in private homes and residential facilities in the Greater Burlington area.

Hospice is a program designed to provide palliative care and emotional support to the terminally ill and their loved ones so that quality of life is maintained. Our volunteers share their time, companionship, and presence with our clients for 30-minutes to an hour as their schedule permits. Volunteers might hold a hand, sing a song, read a story, play a game, sit by a bedside, play music, deliver a donated meal, share a hobby, etc. A little time with a volunteer can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

Every single volunteer deserves our appreciation and grateful acknowledgement during National Volunteer Week. Our community is a better place because of the work done by community volunteers all year long. Bayada Hospice volunteers are among those volunteers who share their compassion and caring with others and we are grateful for their service.

I encourage others to learn more about hospice by contacting Bayada Hospice.

Beverly Hill

South Burlington

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