Hospice Home Care Volunteers visit clients in their homes, providing companionship and emotional support. They also may run errands, write letters or memoirs for them, or record clients’ life histories through our Story Catcher program. Other activities may include sharing a good book or hobby, playing cards and games (or watching a game or program on TV), driving clients to an appointment, doing light housekeeping, or preparing a meal following the client’s recipe.    

Hospice Home Care

Volunteers visit clients in their homes, providing companionship and emotional support. They also may run errands, write letters or memoirs for them, or record clients’ life histories through our Story Catcher program. Other activities may include sharing a good book or hobby, playing cards and games (or watching a game or program on TV), driving clients to an appointment, doing light housekeeping, or preparing a meal following the client’s recipe.

 

 

Hospice Residences: Rose Arbor and Glenn Arbor Volunteers at Glenn Arbor and Rose Arbor, our beautiful, home-like residential faciities inKalamazoo and Battle Creek, can serve in a variety of roles, in addition to offering companionship to residents: Hosts answer questions of first-time visitors, give newly arriving families tours of the facility, and assist in caring for and maintaining flower arrangements and the lost-and-found. Breakfast cooks prepare simple breakfasts for Rose Arbor residents, then deliver them personally. Cabinet-supply aides restock supply cabinets in residents’ rooms which contain medical items, linens and other supplies necessary for care. Maintenance and grounds, laundry, and sewing volunteers perform hands-on tasks in support of the staff and residents. Maintenance duties encompass routine upkeep indoors and outdoors, such as refilling bird feeders outside residents’ rooms, as well as doing minor repairs.  

Hospice Residences: Rose Arbor and Glenn Arbor

Volunteers at Glenn Arbor and Rose Arbor, our beautiful, home-like residential faciities inKalamazoo and Battle Creek, can serve in a variety of roles, in addition to offering companionship to residents:

Hosts answer questions of first-time visitors, give newly arriving families tours of the facility, and assist in caring for and maintaining flower arrangements and the lost-and-found.

Breakfast cooks prepare simple breakfasts for Rose Arbor residents, then deliver them personally.

Cabinet-supply aides restock supply cabinets in residents’ rooms which contain medical items, linens and other supplies necessary for care.

Maintenance and grounds, laundry, and sewing volunteers perform hands-on tasks in support of the staff and residents. Maintenance duties encompass routine upkeep indoors and outdoors, such as refilling bird feeders outside residents’ rooms, as well as doing minor repairs.

 

Journeys: A Path to Healing Located at the Oakland Centre, Journeys serves grieving children, teens and their families. Volunteers work in teams as co-facilitators of peer support groups under the direction grief counselors. Art, music and interaction encourage children and teens to express feelings, share memories and learn to cope. Volunteers also assist by greeting families and hosting a simple meal.      

Journeys: A Path to Healing

Located at the Oakland Centre, Journeys serves grieving children, teens and their families. Volunteers work in teams as co-facilitators of peer support groups under the direction grief counselors. Art, music and interaction encourage children and teens to express feelings, share memories and learn to cope. Volunteers also assist by greeting families and hosting a simple meal.

 

 

 

  Pet Therapy Pet-therapy dogs offer a calming and loving distraction for Hospice clients. Pet-therapy teams regularly visit clients in their homes — including if they reside in a nursing home — following referrals by social workers. As well, the teams schedule times at our Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, visiting a number of residents each session, as well as at Adult Day Services.   

 

Pet Therapy

Pet-therapy dogs offer a calming and loving distraction for Hospice clients. Pet-therapy teams regularly visit clients in their homes — including if they reside in a nursing home — following referrals by social workers. As well, the teams schedule times at our Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, visiting a number of residents each session, as well as at Adult Day Services. 

 

  Adult Day Services Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre offers social activities, companionship and a noon meal in a secure and comfortable setting for those 60 and over who are physically frail, have dementia or need additional assistance following hospitalization. Volunteers are a friendly presence, sharing one-on-one conversations, serving lunch, and assisting in events, office projects, and at the reception desk. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping provide a respite for guests’ caregivers.  

 

Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services at Oakland Centre offers social activities, companionship and a noon meal in a secure and comfortable setting for those 60 and over who are physically frail, have dementia or need additional assistance following hospitalization. Volunteers are a friendly presence, sharing one-on-one conversations, serving lunch, and assisting in events, office projects, and at the reception desk. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping provide a respite for guests’ caregivers.

 

Event and Office Support Volunteers may assist in Hospice special events, including ticket sales, as well as provide office support such as data entry and help in assembling Client and Family Information binders. Other tasks may relate to the volunteer’s particular skills.   

Event and Office Support

Volunteers may assist in Hospice special events, including ticket sales, as well as provide office support such as data entry and help in assembling Client and Family Information binders. Other tasks may relate to the volunteer’s particular skills.