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Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class

Mar 23, 2017

Grinnell Regional Hospice will host a hospice volunteer training for residents in the GRMC service area. This class is intended for people who are interested in learning more about end of life issues and care. The training will be two days, Wednesdays, April 19, and 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in GRMC’s Light Center for Community Health, 306 4th Street, Grinnell.

“Attendees of this training program learn key issues that a patient faces when nearing the end of life. Our intent is to help individuals who will be caregivers or support caregivers for these individuals,” says Sheena Huls, hospice volunteer coordinator.  “The education provided during the 14-hour training really has value for everyone. We all face death and many help friends and family through the process.”

Huls also notes that though there is no obligation to become an active volunteer after completion of the course, Grinnell Regional Hospice often has individuals who choose to volunteer with its program.

Training speakers include JR Paulson, MD, medical director; Michelle Reitzler, RN, patient care coordinator, and Sheree Andrews, LBSW.

There is no cost to attend this class. Lunch is provided to all participants. Hospice does need reservations to ensure enough materials and food. Please reserve a space by calling Sheena Huls at 641-236-2418 or email at