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BEREAVEMENT PHONE CALL VOLUNTEERS

Please consider joining our wonderful group of Bereavement Phone Call volunteers! Six months after the loss specially-trained volunteers reach out to those bereaved families who have not yet taken advantage of our counseling and/or support group offerings. These "check-in calls" are an important way of letting these families know that we are still thinking of them, that their grief likely feels different than it did immediately following the loss, and to proactively reach out and encourage them to consider individual or group counseling.

We provide a streamlined 4-hour training that includes a basic overview of hospice; privacy and confidentiality; appropriate boundaries; and a simple script and list of questions for the phone calls. Our Bereavement Counselors are always available to follow up with anyone whom the volunteers are concerned about so you are never "alone" in this.


Please contact Sheryl Meehan, Director of Volunteer Services & Complementary Therapies at 978.750.9321 or smeehan@caredimensions.org for additional information.

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About Care Dimensions

Location:

70 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, US

Mission Statement

Care Dimensions enriches quality of life by providing expert care, support, education and consultation for those affected by life-limiting illness, death and loss.

Description

Care Dimensions was founded in 1978 as a community-based, all volunteer organization with a mission to provide emotional support and practical assistance to terminally ill patients and their families. Now serving 87 communities in eastern Massachusetts with a new branch office in Wellesley, we work every day to help more people access care and gain the support they deserve for one of the most challenging times in their lives.

In 2001, Care Dimensions opened the Center for Grief & Healing to expand its bereavement services to anyone who has experienced loss, regardless of whether their loved ones received hospice care. In 2010, the center served more than 2,100 people of all ages and was renamed the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing.

With the opening of the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2005, Care Dimensiosn introduced a new era of end-of-life care in Massachusetts. The Kaplan Family Hospice House is the first hospice facility licensed to provide an inpatient level of hospice care, a level of care that is not available at home. In 2010 the new Ayer Anderson Wing of the Kaplan Family Hospice House was added, increasing the number of patient suites to 20.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Care Dimensions75 Sylvan St.Danvers, MA 01923

(42.55655,-70.94486)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours per week

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