Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. is offering new volunteer classes, which will begin Nov. 1 and run for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m./ until noon (Nov. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20.)

Duties may include:

Being a friendly visitor, doing light housekeeping, providing a respite visit so caregiver can get out, bringing in food when appropriate, running errands, helping housebound patient with shopping, being a companion/recall memories/review life, doing laundry, ironing etc., making telephone calls and visits, working the events and camps provided, clerical/office work, public relations/community awareness, and helping with fundraising activities.

Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. is a non-profit agency. The agency offers comfort care to persons as they near the end of lifes journey.

A terminal illness can cause many reactions including pain and discomfort, fear and loneliness, concern about family and friends, and anxiety about what lies ahead. Hospice tries to meet the patients needs physical, emotional, social and spiritual as well as the needs of the family. Hospice provides care in the home, in nursing facilities and independent living facilities.

It is not possible for one person to meet all of these needs, so Hospice of Guernsey, Inc. uses a team approach. People with many different skills work together for the good of the patient and family. Services provided by hospice for patients include nursing services, medical social services, pastoral counseling, physical, occupational, speech, music and art therapy, dietary counseling, volunteer services and bereavement support.

A Special Kind of Caring describes Hospice of Guernsey Inc. Hospice of Guernsey serves Guernsey and Noble counties and portions of Belmont County.

If you would like to be a part of this organization, call Terri Wootton, volunteer/bereavement coordinator, at 740-432-7440.