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June 4, 2019

Concord Regional VNA Seeks Hospice Veteran Volunteers

CONCORD, N.H. – Concord Regional VNA is seeking veteran volunteers to offer companionship and support to veterans receiving hospice care. The next five-week training session starts on Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant Street in Concord.

“Our veteran volunteers as part of our We Honor Veterans Program have the unique ability to bond with other veterans who are receiving end-of-life care,” said Lisa Challender, MSW, Volunteer Coordinator. “For some veterans, it is the first time they have ever talked about their military experiences and it’s with one of our veteran volunteers. It can be truly therapeutic for all those involved.”

Veteran volunteers visit veterans receiving hospice care in their homes, facilities, and at Hospice House where they:
• Assist veterans in reminiscing and telling life stories
• Provide respite for caregivers
• Participate in pinning ceremonies for Veterans Day and other recognition events
• Help in replacing lost medals

For more information, please call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2826 or e-mail lisa.challender@crvna.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities.