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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

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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.

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About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Location:

1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1-E, Middlebury, CT 06762, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: 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.

Description

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.

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.
  • We promise our patients and families that they will not feel alone.
Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

near your home or officeDerby, CT 06412

(41.4041,-72.4671)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Sound Production
  • Healthcare
  • Music Arts
  • Theater Arts
  • Video Production

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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