Friday 26 November 2010

Dignity House Day Hospice in Perth

Perth has a fine community of caring, kindred spirits. As I said to a friend, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a retired nurse volunteer in Lanark County!

I am very proud to be involved in this project.
Alanna Scanlon -- Nurse Coordinator Day Hospice Program
I am a Hospice volunteer. I am proud to be part of the
Dignity House Day Hospice, Perth, Ontario, planned for January 17, 2010. There will be one Nurse in charge, with 5 trained volunteers.

The program runs from 10:00 - 3:00, on Mondays. The goal, of course, is a 24/7 Hospice, but this is a great first step.

I posed the question on my health blog: Why do people volunteer?
For many, it is to ensure that the services will be there when WE need them!
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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. 
         -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882) 

1 comment:

Alanna Scanlon RN BScN B(C) said...

Dignity House Day Hospice Program is very fortunate to have Jennifer Jilks on the team! It will take a lot of volunteer hours to bring the hospice and palliative care services required to offer comprehensive care to Lanark County residents at end of life. With people like Jennifer in the community, I know we will succeed!