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Memory Pillow Craft Volunteers for Hospice Families - Bergen, Essex and Hudson Counties

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ORGANIZATION: Ascend Health

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 24 people are interested
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Ascend Hospice Memory Pillow Volunteers make home-sewn pillows with compassion and love to ease a hurting heart after the death of an Ascend Hospice patient. The pillows are sewn from items of the patient's clothing: a favorite pair of jeans, pullover top, dress, bathrobe, nightgown, etc. A Memory pillow may recall the closeness of a loved one, bring a smile to someone in distress, or offer a sense of security to a child who feels alone after the loss of a grandparent, parent or sibling.

The fabric is provided by the family; The pattern, support and stuffing are provided by Ascend Hospice and the creativity is provided by the Memory Pillow Volunteer. Pillows can be made in the volunteer's home and will be picked up by an Ascend Hospice staff member at the Volunteer’s home.

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About Ascend Health

Location:

1600 St. Georges Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065, US

Mission Statement

Ascend Healthcare believes in providing compassionate care and preserving quality of life for all patients at every stage of illness or injury. Our goal is to relieve the patients burden and ease stress with integrity and compassion, through hospice services. We embrace a holistic and personalized approach, as we care for the whole person, mind, body and spirit.

Description

Founded in 1995, Ascend Healthcare is a non-denominational, multi-cultural hospice and palliative care provider. We believe that hospice services should reflect the life we live - fully with dignity and grace. Our hospice team offers comfort and care at the most sensitive time.

Ascend Healthcare serves all counties throughout the state of New Jersey

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Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs - http://www.golden-dogs.org/

Vet to Vet Volunteers.

Governor Phil Murphy signed a new executive order requiring all healthcare workers to be vaccinated and boosted. As a result, all volunteers must received their booster dose by February 28th. Volunteers are required to be compliant with Ascend Hospice policies, practices and facility requirements for infection control. We provide a Quantiferon blood test (TB screening), a MMR titer (measles, mumps & rubella immunity), background check and personal protective equipment, plus volunteer training!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Sewing machine would be helpful

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