People looking to make a difference in the lives of others, and to bring more meaningful experiences into their own lives, may want to consider learning more about Beacon Hospice in Hyannis.

Beacon is recruiting caring, sensitive volunteers to spend an hour or so per week visiting with hospice patients in their homes. What can a volunteer do? So many little things: read a book or magazine to the hospice patient; take her for a walk or to an activity; help him with a craft or play a game of cards; write letters, sing a song, watch a movie on TV. Most important of all, just be there to listen and hold their hand. Simply being a companion to a hospice patient brings so much, to both patient and volunteer. Beacon serves all Cape communities, and volunteers make visits in their local areas.

For more information about how to volunteer at Beacon Hospice and to receive free training, contact Sheryl Pannebaker Carberry, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 508-778-1622.

Heidi Stahl

Woodland Trail


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