SolAmor Hospice recognizes volunteers and veterans in Bedford
The hospice, a member of the "We Honor Veterans" program, held a volunteer appreciation day at its Bedford office April 12 to recognize the volunteers providing support to terminally ill patients and their families.
"Our goal is to provide our veterans with the best possible end-of-life care and services, which includes volunteer and vigil support," Stanton said. "We have volunteers from all walks of life, however for those patients who have served our country, there are times when what is needed is the quiet understanding that only another veteran can provide."
Guest speaker Bob Stevens, host of "The Veterans Forum" and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, has interviewed countless veterans to preserve first-hand recollections of their service.
Stevens shared veterans' stories before opening the floor for a question-and-answer session. He offered interview techniques to volunteers working with hospice patients who may want to add their experiences to the Veterans History Project.
Potential hospice volunteers can reach Rita Stanton at SolAmor Hospice at 606-7944.