Pine Tree Hospice graduates new volunteers
When Pine Tree Hospice set out this March to train a group of new volunteers in Dexter, we had no idea what we were in for. After the second in-person class there had to be some re-working due to the concerns surrounding the pandemic and the training was moved to a virtual format. We are proud to announce that we did it and now have a new group of direct care volunteers!
It is something to celebrate: Pine Tree Hospice has been busy, even while the staff continued working from home, we have been able to stay in contact with our clients and train vitally needed volunteers. In our communities, there are individuals with life-limiting illnesses who need support, caregivers who desperately need respite and bereaved adults and children who are waiting for Pine Tree Hospice volunteers and now there are more to call on.
Pine Tree Hospice would like to recognize that this would not have been possible without the collaboration with Librarian Liz Breault at the Abbott Memorial Library, Jean Jacobs, director of Human Services for Dexter, Trampas King, Dexter’s town manager, and our many presenters.
Our tagline says, “We can’t add days to your life, but we can add life to your days.” We go to homes and facilities and offer companionship, a listening ear, or respite, adding life to the days of those in need. Pine Tree Hospice services are free, and there is no physician referral needed. To find out more about us, if you are interested in upcoming volunteer trainings or to see if we can be of assistance, please call 207-564-4346.