Visiting with patients and families is just one of many volunteer opportunities at Stein Hospice. The not-for-profit agency also needs office workers, dog owner teams and men and women interested in helping at Encore, an upscale resale shop in downtown Sandusky.
Patient care volunteers must first complete a six-week (three hours each week) course called LifeCourse, but anyone is welcome to attend the free course. Topics include concepts of death and dying, pain management, family dynamics, spirituality and bereavement.
The upcoming LifeCourse schedule is:
• 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, at the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
• 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 18-Feb. 22, at Stein Hospice South Campus, 1912 Hayes Ave., 3rd Floor, Sandusky
• 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan 19-Feb 23, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton