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Northwestern Medicine Hospice DeKalb seeks volunteers

Branch of KishHealth System Hospice will offer training program in April

Shaw Media file photo
Shaw Media file photo

DEKALB – Northwestern Medicine Hospice DeKalb is seeking volunteers to assist in comforting patients and their family members, according to a news release.

The local branch of KishHealth System Hospice will offer a volunteer training program from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of April. The sessions will be held at the hospice, at 2727 Sycamore Rd. in DeKalb.

"We are seeking kind, compassionate individuals to become a valuable part of our interdisciplinary team," Volunteer/Transitions Coordinator Karlie Fisher said in the release. "Northwestern Medicine Hospice volunteers fill a unique role in fulfilling the mission of hospice by providing comfort and support to patients and their families facing the end of life."

There is no fee to attend, but potential volunteers must register by March 23. To do so, contact Fisher at 815-756-3000 or Karlie.Fisher@nm.org.

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