New volunteers complete virtual training

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice recently welcomed its four newest volunteers, and the first ever to be trained virtually. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Jo Ann Begley conducted the training via Zoom over a period of three days. Pictured from top left the volunteers include: Anna Bagley, Bryan Iozzia, Janet Moran and Judy Tewksbury. “We are fortunate to have people willing to serve our patients in any way possible despite the pandemic,” Begley said. Hospice volunteer efforts include serving as a patient companion both for the benefit of the patient and to offer a caregiver respite; providing relaxation therapies such as pet therapy, art and music therapy; offering spiritual, bereavement, administrative and vigil support. To learn more about the rewarding experience of volunteering for the VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice program, contact the team at 203.458.5950.