VNA Northwest,Inc.
607 Bantam Road, Unit F
Bantam, CT 06750
Phone: 860-567-6000
Fax: 860-567-6012

For 86 years, VNA Northwest Inc.
has been providing trusted homecare
and hospice to residents of Northwest CT.

Our skilled nurses, therapists and aides can:
- Speed your rehabilitation from surgery
- Assist your aging parents in remaining home
- Help manage chronic health conditions
- Provide compassionate end of life hospice care
- Administer vaccinations
- Offer blood pressure screenings
- Provide maternal child health care visits

Hospice Volunteer Training Program
scheduled for one afternoon each week
May 2 - June 20, 2017
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice care philosophy.
A skilled team addresses the clinical, social, psychological
 and spiritual considerations of the patient and family.  

As part of that team, volunteers provide comfort and
 reassurance at a patient's bedside, share a laugh and a smile,
 run an errand for family members, or provide assistance
with tasks such as paperwork, laundry or meal preparation.

Volunteers can fill the gaps between visits from loved ones and
professional caregivers to make sure the patient does not feel alone.

This spring, VNA Northwest will sponsor a
Hospice Volunteer Training Program.

Participants will learn how to provide support
to terminally ill patients and their families.

Featured speakers will include physicians, nurses, social
workers, pharmacists, spiritual and bereavement counselors.

Sessions will be held once a week
from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
from May 2 - June 20, 2017
@ VNA Northwest, Inc.,
607 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ~ Medical overview of a Terminal Diagnosis
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 ~ Pain Management, Patient Comfort
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 ~ Volunteer Responsibilities and Parameters
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ~ Grief and Bereavement Support
Tuesday,  June 20, 2017 ~ The Integral Role of the Hospice Volunteer

This is a wonderful training program for individuals who can commit
to the volunteer training sessions, those who are good listeners, who are
non-judgmental and who are respectful of differences in others.

It is generally recommended that those considering these sessions
have at least a period of one full year since experiencing the loss of a
significant person in their lives before beginning Hospice volunteer training.

This is a free program offered to members of our community.  
Registration is required and space is limited.  

Please call Kit Wright
Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
@ 860-567-6000
or via email at
 if you are interested.