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Events and registration
If you have any questions before the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Volunteer Department at 919.828.0890. Registration for these events is for Transitions LifeCare volunteers only. For all events at Transitions LifeCare (Raleigh), please park behind the Administrative Building. Parking at the Hospice Home is for families and visitors of the Hospice Home ONLY. Events listed are in the Auditorium of our Raleigh office unless otherwise noted. Items preceded by (CE) denote events that count towards required Continuing Education hours.
Volunteer Support Group (CE) – April 9, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Speaker: Anne Arndt, MSW, LCSW
When a loved one dies, feelings of guilt are normal. We may tend to blame ourselves for something we did or didn’t do that may have contributed to the death or for things that we wish we did or didn’t say or do. This is common. Some bereaved, however, become tortured by their feelings of guilt and it colors their whole life. Guilt is a strong emotion which is often magnified because the bereaved are in an extremely vulnerable state. The guilt is often experienced when the bereaved try to answer the unanswerable: “Why did my loved one have to die?”
Volunteer Connections (CE) – May 8, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm
Using Inclusive Language to Better Serve LGBTQ Patients and Families
JoAn Stanek, RN, DNP
Joan has worked as a Hospice Home nurse at Transitions LifeCare for the past six years and teaches at the UNC School of Nursing.
Betsy Barton, MPH, CT
Betsy is an educator at Transitions LifeCare and has provided community education about serving the LGBTQ community in health care settings for more than 30 years.
This class introduces the “ABCs” of the LGBTQIA+ culture. We will review how inclusive language can enhance our welcome and services to LGBTQ patients and their families. We’ll cover the basics, go through some participatory exercises, and have plenty of time for questions and answers, including: What do you ask, and what is the appropriate way to do that?
Volunteer Connections (CE) – May 15, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm
Confusion, Delirium, and Dementia: What’s the Difference?
Mark Philbrick, MSN, RN
In this class, participants will review the differences among confusion, anxiety, delirium, dementia, and terminal restlessness at end of life and discuss ways to care for patients experiencing these symptoms.
Forms and logs
Due to privacy regulations, we’re not able to offer the logs as online forms at this time, so please print, complete, and return as needed.
Questions for Event, Book, or Movie Download after opening to fill in.
Volunteer 'help wanted' opportunities
If you are interested in any of these positions or know someone who might be, email the Volunteer Services Department or call 919-828-0890.
1. Hospice Home Volunteers
Volunteers are needed at the reception desk, the caregivers station, and to provide companionship at the Hospice Home. We are looking for several Family Support Volunteers to cover shifts on a weekly and substitute basis. Interested volunteers: please contact Lisa Alexander at email@example.com or 919-719-6905.
Schedule: 8-11am, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm, and 5-8pm
Schedule: Monday through Sunday
2. Care Notes and Mailings for Transitions GriefCare
Each month we send out Care Notes to our bereaved families and volunteers help prepare these mailings. It involves sorting papers, stuffing envelopes, etc. Interested volunteers: please contact Annie McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-719-7199.
Schedule: 2-3 hours, once a month (usually the 2nd Monday of the month around 9 am) and as needed for special mailings.
Schedule: Second Monday of the month.
3. Assistance at the Annual Charity Car Show – URGENT
Volunteers are needed to set up and operate Transitions LifeCare information table, sell raffle tickets throughout the day, sell food, and assist event volunteers. Interested volunteers: please contact Christine Casey at email@example.com or 919-744-6403.
Schedule: 7:00 am–3:00 pm (can work in shifts).
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
4. Training Session for Annual Giving Donor Calls
The Philanthropy department needs volunteers to call and thank donors. Calls can be made at the Transitions LifeCare office or from the comforts of one’s home. Interested volunteers: please contact Jennifer Pippin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-744-6769 .
Schedule: Thursday, May 2 or Friday, May 3 (date will be scheduled based on most availability for volunteers) at 12:00 pm
Volunteer need: 8-10 volunteers
5. Office Volunteer
The Philanthropy department needs an ongoing volunteer to stuff letters into envelopes. Interested volunteers: please contact Heather Riggs at email@example.com or 919-744-6776 .
Schedule: 2–3 hours, day of the week is flexible.
6. Caregivers Summit
We have four conferences this year where we will need your help with greeting, registration (checking in our guests), “people moving” (helping our guests find their way to sessions, lunch, restrooms, etc.), and moderating sessions. Interested volunteers: please contact Shelly Slaczka at Shelly@guidinglightsnc.org or 919-371-2062.
Schedule: June 6 -RTP/ Durham: The Sheraton Imperial
August 20 – Chapel Hill: The Friday Center
September 13 – Lillington: Harnett Health Sciences Center
October 29 – Raleigh: McKimmon Conference Center
Newsletter and documents
Change in Name, but Not a Change in Mission
Staff Memories of Hospice of Wake County
Looking Ahead to Transitions LifeCare