Down East Hospice welcomes new volunteers

 

Down East Hospice welcomes new volunteers

After completing a 20-plus hour training, the following have joined Down East Hospice as new hospice volunteers. If you would like to become a hospice volunteer, we will be having a volunteer training in the spring of 2018 in the Machias area. For information and to get an application, call 454-7521 ext. 126.

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Maine Hospice Council Launches Act of Kindness Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2017

For More Information
Contact Kandyce Powell, Executive Director
207-626-0651 or KPowell@mainehospicecouncil.org

Maine Hospice Council Launches Act of Kindness Project

Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care (MHC), with statewide hospice members, is known for acts of kindness, especially to hospice patients and their families. And also for its work with prisoners, military veterans, and medical professionals practicing in a wide variety of areas.

What better way, then, to raise awareness of Maine Hospice Council and its work than launching the Act of Kindness project? The project is based on the simple idea of performing an act of kindness for someone without being asked. For example, paying for a restaurant meal of a military veteran, or for the toll cost of the car behind you on the highway.

Kate Sicotte, RN, a Clinic Supervisor at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, put together a sheet of ready to use Act of Kindness tags and a list of Act of Kindness ideas. Both the tags and the list are available for downloading from the Maine Hospice Council web site.

MHC Executive Director Kandyce Powell said of the Act of Kindness project, “We all need positive things to focus on during times of social and political turmoil.”

Visit the Act of Kindness project for more details at: http://mainehospicecouncil.org

[Attached: Sample sheet of Maine Hospice Council and Center for End of Life’s Act of Kindness tags.]

NAMI Clinical Director: Embracing the Person: Overcoming Stigma in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Greg A Marley

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Clinical Director Greg A Marley, LCSW will speaking on Embracing the Person: Overcoming Stigma in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention at the Maine Hospice Council – Maine State Prison conference, June 27-28, 2017. Won’t you join us?