Hospice Volunteers offering online programs

ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a series of educational programs to the community free of charge, via Zoom, beginning Thursday, Aug. 6, then continuing for five consecutive Wednesdays.

The first session is a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Aug. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kandyce Powell, executive director of the Maine Hospice Council, will present information on the new work that she is doing on “Trauma Informed Care,” including training for service providers. While this body of work originated through veterans-serving organizations, it is very timely for all care-providers right now, with all of the trauma and loss that so many are experiencing during these times of uncertainty.

Email Emilie at [email protected] to register for this session and to receive the Zoom meeting password. The Zoom meeting ID is 811 8050 7461 and the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81180507461?pwd=bWUvYzhzUzduTFcrbm00ZzY4MU1SQT09.

To join by phone, dial (929) 205-6099.

In addition, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a five-week educational series for the community on consecutive Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom. The training is open to all. To obtain the password, call 667-2531 or email [email protected]

The Zoom meeting ID is 852 1117 9248 and the link for this series is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85211179248?pwd=T1ViTEJDRUFUU1RGTkZUcjc2YzZoQT09.

To join a class by phone, dial: (929) 205-6099.

The series schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 12:Grieving Isn’t Just for Death: Coping with the Many Losses of COVID-19” by Jane Cornman, HVHC bereavement services coordinator
  • Aug. 19: “Communicating to Enhance All Relationships” by Lori Johnson, HVHC program director.
  • Aug. 26: “Effective Communication Strategies with Those Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease” by an Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer.
  • Sept. 2: “Everyday Spirituality” with the Rev. Gerry Kush Gregersen, HVHC volunteer and retired United Church of Christ minister and former program director at HVHC.
  • Sept. 9: “How to Be Present in Uncertain Times” by Barbara Sinclair, HVHC volunteer and retired clinical psychologist.

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