Light Up a Life - Gift Wrapping Volunteer Opportunity

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Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care

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Hospice Life Care "Light Up A Life" Annual Gift Wrap Booth seeking gift wrapping volunteers for the holiday season!

UNTIL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NEED HOSPICE care, you can’t truly understand its importance. Providing comfort and peace as people come to the end of their lives, and allowing their last days to be lived with dignity, carries a great responsibility to both the caretakers and their families. Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care takes great pleasure to ensure that families get the support they need during this time and for up to 13 months after their loved one passes.

Hospice care is a holistic approach, respectfully addressing the physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families. In accomplishing this mission, Hospice Life Care holds a yearly fundraiser, called Light Up A Life, in tandem with their Holiday Gift Wrapping event. Anyone can contribute to this fundraiser through buying a star that will be hung "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of" a loved one of their choice. They can also volunteer to help with gift wrapping or bring their gifts to be wrapped for a small donation.


The tradition of 'Remembering Those We Have Loved’ has grown and prospered through the donations and participation of sponsors, donors and families. The stars are displayed on the Holyoke VNA & Hospice Life Care’s Memorial Tree alongside our Holiday Gift Wrap Booth in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside during the holiday season.

The event has gone on for more than 25 years, and each season has raised approximately $20,000-which benefits Hospice Life Care’s many programs and services, including their Therapeutic Harp program and Pinning Ceremonies for Veterans.


Hospice Life care would not be able to run this program without the support of the community and the volunteers! Volunteers can sign up for a gift wrap shift at by emailing hospicegiftwrap@gmail.com or call Jennifer Walz at 413-887-5549.

By donating just a bit of your time or money, you help Hospice Life Care’s patients enjoy their final days in a peaceful and respectful manner.

Save the Date
Light Up A Life
When: November 28 through
December 24.
(Opening ceremony December 5)
Where: Holyoke Mall at Ingleside.
How: Purchase a star, volunteer to wrap gifts or get your gifts wrapped for a donation.

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About Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Life Care

Location:

10 Hospital Dr., Suite 201, HOLYOKE, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

Hospice Life Care provides compassionate care to terminally ill patients. Hospice's holistic approach to care seeks to make patients as comfortable as possible, and to mangae symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice services are provided at home, in assisted living, or in long term care facilities. Hospice addresses not only the physical dimensions of terminal illness, but also the practical, emotional and spiritual. As part of its guiding philosophy, hospice pays special attention to the needs of family members as they make this difficult journey.

Description

Hospice Life Care serves patients and families throughout Hampden and Hamsphire Counties. The typical hospice patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less and is aware of the prognosis and consents to the goals of hospice care. The patient's primary care physician works with Hospice Life Care or delegates care to the Hospice Medical Director. Hospice Services are covered under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.

Hospice care is provided by a team of professionals; the Medical Director, Hospice Director, Registered Nurses, Social Work, Home Health Aides, a Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, the Volunteer Coordinator and our Hospice Volunteers.

The team provides increased emotional and practical support for the patient and family by 24/7 RN availability for problems or emergencies and additional help with errands, as well as, companionship by trained, compassionate volunteers.

WHEN

Thu Nov 28, 2019 - Wed Dec 25, 2019
08:00 AM - 11:00 PM  

WHERE

50 Holyoke StreetHolyoke, MA 01040

(42.16763,-72.64136)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-4 Hour Gift Wrapping Shifts

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