Calling All Seamstresses! Bear Training Coming Soon!


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1730 South Reynolds RoadToledo, OH 43614


About

When aloved one passes away, we are faced with many painful decisions. Deciding what to do with clothing and other treasured belongings is just one of them. Often a piece of clothing or other item sparks a special memory of your loved one. You might be unsure of what to do, should you discard the clothing and the memory or should you save it?

Thanks to our Memory Bear program, our patient's families can keep the clothing or another special item and hold onto these special memories in the form of a huggable Memory Bear. Memory Bears can be a comforting family keepsake, a special way to cherish your loved one and memories you will never forget.

This this program comes a need for those who have a love of sewing. The offering of this program has exploded into something WONDERFUL, but we're so behind.

We will offer sewing classes on these beautiful bears.

About Senior Independence Hospice:

Hospice is a special kind of caring. Hospice care is patient and family centered and seeks to provide support and comfort to those facing a life limiting illness.

Volunteers play a large role in this effort by sharing their skills and interests in a manner that enriches the quality of life for those they serve. Medicare also recognizes the importance of volunteers in the delivery of hospice care. Medicare requires that hospices utilize volunteers from their local community to augment the care the hospice agency provides.

Nationally, over 100,000 people serve as hospice volunteers and give millions of hours of their time to serve terminally ill patients and their families.

How else can you help?

Hospice volunteers help patients and families in a variety of ways including some of the following:

  • Companionship, listening, reading to patients
  • Spiritual support
  • Errands, yard work, organization
  • Creating memories (scrapbooks, audio/visual tapes, etc.)

Hospice volunteers can also provide the agency with clerical support in a variety of ways including:

  • Internet research projects
  • Photocopying/and filing
  • Assembling information packets
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Making support telephone calls to patients and families

Skills

  • Sewing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours per bear
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