Willamette Falls Hospice has provided compassionate care for the terminally ill and their families for over 20 years. Hospice makes is possible for people to remain at home during their illness, with regular assistance from the Hospice Team, which includes health care professionals and trained volunteers who support and encourage patients and family members. Since the beginning, Hospice has relied on volunteers as key members of the support team and it continues to seek dedicated individuals.

A six-week training class in Hospice Care begins Sept. 18, teaching the basics of Hospice philosophy and principles. During the course, volunteers will learn about death and dying, bereavement, pain/symptom control, psychological and social needs, family dynamics and ethics.

Required for all volunteers, the class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Willamette Falls Community Health Education Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City.

For more information, contact Mary Smith at 503-722-3734.

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