Music Companion Volunteers
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Do you play an instrument or sing? Are you willing to share the gift of music?
Research has shown that music has a profound effect on our well-being. Hospice patients are no exception. At Seasons, we make a difference every day to patients and families coping with terminal illness while creating a center of excellence in hospice care. As a music companion volunteer you will partner with our music therapist or other support care team member to provide music that brings enjoyment, perhaps a positive well-being and much life enrichment. The ideal volunteer should enjoy singing, playing an instrument, or sharing recorded music with others. Being familiar with a variety of techniques such as music for relaxation, music for reminiscing and perhaps song writing is a plus.
Hospice volunteers experience a great deal of satisfaction from their service and usually develop strong emotional bonds with the patients they visit. Many patients and families are forever changed by their hospice volunteer. We do hope that new volunteers will make a long-term commitment and dedicate 3-4 hours per month to volunteering. Direct Care volunteers volunteer in their town or surrounding towns and we always work around personal or professional schedules.
Comprehensive hospice training and orientation is provided, free of charge, as well as ongoing support and hospice education opportunities. Should you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Karen Hale, Volunteer Manager at 203.490.1155 or visit www.seasons.org.
About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1-E, Middlebury, CT 06762, US
Honoring Life Offering Hope
Our Vision is to:
- recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care;
- support our staff so they can put our patients and families first;
- find creative solutions which add quality to life;
- strive for excellence beyond accepted standards;
- increase the community's awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Giving Meaning to Every Minute
In every life situation we have a choice as to how we react. At no time is this more profound than in facing the end of life or the death of a loved one.
These months, days, weeks and moments can be among life's most precious - and that is precisely the reason that Seasons Hospice exists. We will do everything in our power to ease pain and provide physical and emotional comfort and support for our patients and their families and friends.
Support When You Need It Most
Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with an ongoing mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. The caregivers at Seasons Hospice hold steadfast to the patient/family focus of hospice care.
We recognize that individuals and families are the experts in their own care, and we continuously strive for excellence beyond accepted standards.
We are born into a world of comfort, warmth and love, and it our belief that we should all leave this world in the same way. To further that goal, we work with communities to increase the awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
Our Promise to You
People facing a terminal condition often express the same concerns. They worry about pain and fear abandonment. To ease these universal apprehensions, Seasons Hospice makes two promises to our patients and their families.
We promise to enhance the quality of time by ensuring that neither pain nor declining symptoms will diminish the character of a patient’s remaining days, weeks or months.
The second promise we make to our patients and families is that they will not feel alone.
Seasons Hospice engenders hope in the lives of its patients and their family members. We are here for you.