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June 15, 2006

Hospice Volunteers Graduate from Training

Hospice graduating class

Several people from across the county recently completed the 6-week training class to become Hospice volunteers for the Oswego County Health Department. Hospice provides emotional support and practical assistance to individuals and families faced with a terminal illness. Volunteers receive training on grief and bereavement issues to help patients and their families. Seated, from left, are Marilyn Sundquist, Oswego; Victoria Hart, Hannibal; Debbie Bishop, executive director of Friends of Oswego County Hospice; Jill Wood, Fulton; and Margaret Waters, Oswego. Standing, from left, are Judy Watson, Director of Patient Services; JoAnn Latulip, Oswego; Robert Hastings, Fulton; Robert Gode, Oswego; Colleen Anderson, R.N., volunteer coordinator; Jacqueline Ford, Minetto; and Michelle LaCelle, Altmar. The next class will be held in the fall. For information call Hospice volunteer coordinator Colleen Anderson at 349-8259.

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