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Are you a card making crafter? Share your skills for Hospice Patients!

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice

  • 25 people are interested
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Are you a crafty type or scrapbooker who enjoys making greeting cards? Are you looking for a way to give back to those who are struggling during this time?
NorthShore Hospice is looking for volunteers to make cards for any occasion - birthdays, holidays, sympathy, "thinking of you" - etc. for patients in hospice care. Although many of our patients enjoy children's artwork, at this time we are only looking for cards made by adults to write personal messages in.
At this time many patients are not even able to see family members if they live in facilities. Patients are lonely and isolated, and any words of encouragement and reminders that they are loved and cared for go a long way. Volunteers do not need to write the messages, just having cards available to send to patients would be a wonderful gift.
This volunteer opportunity has few "qualifications" other than artistic talent and crafting skills and a willingness to help. We will do a short phone interview and have you complete an application for our records, but no in-person contact is required. To deliver cards volunteers can drop off at our office in Skokie, or one of the volunteer coordinators can arrange a pickup at a time that is convenient for both parties.

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About NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice

Location:

4901 Searle Parkway, suite 160, Skokie, IL 60077, US

Mission Statement

NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice promotes the health of the North Shore community by employing modern technology and expertise. The delivery of health care for our patients is provided in a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory health care settings. Significant support for residents who may not be able to pay the entire cost of their care is an integral part of this community responsibility. In support of its primary mission of patient care, the Corporation engages in wide range of education, research and other allied health training programs. This statement recognizes the Corporation's need to maintain its financial viability to meet its long-term commitment to the community to have available health care resources for their use. This includes the cultivation and development of our physicians, employees, and other resources to assure orderly prudent growth of our services and facilities

Description

Northshore Hospice is a comprehensive program of home-based care for patient, family and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. The purpose of hospice is to help patients remain in their home setting, to provide relief from pain and discomfort, to help patients remain as active as possible, and to provide comfort and support so patients can maintain their quality of life with independence and dignity. Hospice team members focus on the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. Patient Support Volunteers must go through a 15 hour training course.

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4901 Searle Parkway and various nearby locationsSkokie, IL 60077

(42.02893,-87.75081)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Variable - up to volunteer
  • phone interview

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