Events

March

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING TO BE HELD AT THE SHAW REGIONAL CANCER CENTER

Dates:

  • Saturday March 7, 2015 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday March 15, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  SHAW REGIONAL CANCER CENTER, EDWARDS
Hospice of the Valley will host comprehensive training sessions for volunteers in Eagle County on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am-4:30pm and again on Sunday, March 15 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. The twelve hours of preparation, combined within the Saturday and Sunday sessions, is required to meet compliance standards of the non-profit organization. The direct-care training is provided to prospective Hospice of the Valley volunteers who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness.

Training topics will include: dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement. Gail Britt, Volunteer Coordinator & Chaplain of Hospice of the Valley—Edwards, will facilitate the training.

“It’s difficult to imagine that in the final months, or even weeks of a person’s life, it is possible to live as well as one can. When a patient, surrounded by the comforts of home, family and friends, connects with our certified, direct care volunteers, and a staff who is versed in pain management and emotional and spiritual wellness, the patient’s quality of life, even as it approaches its end, can be a vivid and deep experience for both the patient and loved ones”, says Britt.

If you have an interest in attending these classes, or have any other questions, please email Gail at the Edwards office at gbritt@hchotv.org. Or call Home Care and Hospice of the Valley, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (970)-569-7455.

Ongoing

Hospice Volunteer Training Rifle

Who: Anyone who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.
Dates:

  • Thurs/Friday April 16-17, 2015 6:30pm-8:30 pm
  • Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00am-5:00 pm

Location:  Colorado State Veteran’s Home, 851 N. Fifth Street, Rifle

Please join us during National Volunteer Week!
RSVP by April 1st if possible. Attendance is necessary for all sessions in order to meet the 12 hour training requirement.
How: Register online by going to the “Contact Us” tab on this website and click on “Volunteers” to get to Volunteer Application. Type info in and submit…no need to print, mail, etc! Or you may email Marti Barbour, Volunteer Coordinator, at mbarbour@hchotv.org or call the office at: 970-930-6008.
Training topics will include dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems, and understanding grief and bereavement. Chaplain and former Volunteer Coordinator of Hospice of the Valley, Sean Jeung, says this about Hospice volunteering: “Volunteers in hospice represent the safest of all the disciplines. They are there with absolutely no agenda other than comfort. The presence of volunteers at the bedsides of our patients is one of the most beautiful things to witness because there’s an aura of love that permeates everything. They are the true backbone of the mission of hospice care.”

The Grief Recovery Method and Outreach Program

ROARING FORK VALLEY:

Date: 9 consecutive Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning January 8, 2015

Roaring Fork Valley Location: Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 South Second Street

Cost: $165 for all 9 weeks; Sliding Scale is available

Description:  This program provides action steps to take for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses.  People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. This Grief Recovery Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but it provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Contact: Jennifer Bouchet, MSW, for information and to register 970-456-7026, bouchet.jennifer5@gmail.com

The Grief Recovery Method® Winter Program
An Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses

The Grief Recovery Method is…
• a 9 week directed and supported process, each week building upon the last
• for all losses, including death, divorce, pet loss, financial loss, loss of safety, etc.
• a powerful method that has helped people for over 20 years step back into life after loss

In a very safe environment, we will look at old beliefs about dealing with loss, the losses that have affected your life, then take new actions which lead to completion of the pain attached to one of those losses.
Email: jbouchet@hchotv.org

Roaring Fork Office: 970-930-6008  Celynn’s Cell Phone: 970-376-8248

 

VAIL VALLEY:

Date: 2015 grief classes in the Edwards area are offered 4 times a year, please call our Edwards office at 970-569-7455 to find out when the next one is. Groups are starting in January, February and August of 2015. Summer classes are not yet scheduled, minimum class size required of 6 people.  2015 classes in the Roaring Fork Valley begin January 8 and March 31.  Classes are 9 weeks.

Vail Valley Location: Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 US Highway 6 in Edwards, CO

Cost: $60

Description:  This program provides action steps to take for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses.  People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. This Grief Recovery Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but it provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Contact: Celynn McClarrinon, LSW, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist will guide the class.

The Grief Recovery Outreach Program is an action program to help people move beyond death, divorce and other losses.

A quote about the program from a participant:

“I found the program extremely helpful, and I was resistant as I didn’t feel I needed it. It allows a person to express his/her loss in a safe, confidential environment that assists in understanding and working through grief that manifests itself in many ways. I recommend it to anyone who has experienced a loss, as it will make a difference in how they work through the grief surrounding that loss.” – Marka

Email: cmcclarrinon@hchotv.org

Vail Valley Office: 970-569-7455    Celynn’s Cell Phone: 970-376-8248