JSSA Seeks Volunteers for Hospice and Transitions Program

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July 18, 2007″”Rockville, MD–Do you want to help people during their most challenging days? Do you want to make a real difference in the life of a patient or family by volunteering your time and compassion? JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency), a non-sectarian community agency, is seeking volunteers over the age of 18 to help enhance the quality of life of individuals and families facing life-threatening or terminal illness. Volunteers provide companionship and emotional support, practical assistance with errands and transportation, and offer respite for caregivers. They visit patients in their homes and in residential facilities.

JSSA offers specialized training for prospective volunteers for the Hospice and Transitions programs. JSSA’s Hospice provides professional care and volunteer support to terminally ill individuals and their families in our community; JSSA’s Transitions program provides volunteer services to patients and their families living with life-limiting illness and the effects of treatment.

The next training course is scheduled for one evening a week from mid-September through
mid-October. After the training, volunteers are assigned to patients in JSSA’s Hospice or Transitions program. For more information, please contact Amy Kaufman Goott, Volunteer Coordinator for JSSA Hospice and Transitions at 301-816-2650, [email protected] or visit JSSA on the web at www.jssa.org.

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