April 04, 2020

Volunteer training session set at Kno-Wal-Lin office

ROCKLAND — Joanne Henderson, Kno-Wal-Lin Visiting Volunteer Coordinator, will hold a Visiting Volunteer training session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the KWL’s Rockland office, 1 Park Drive. Lunch is included. The training session is for people of all ages who want to become a Visiting Volunteer and visit a homebound person.

The training will include informal round table talks on the purposes and goals of visiting the homebound and visiting protocol. Active Visiting Volunteers will speak and KWL Executive Director Martha Rogers and Director of Clinical Care Elizabeth Foster, both registered nurses, will also speak at the training.

Visiting Volunteers do not give medical care. Their visits provide companionship to the homebound or provide respite time for the patient’s care-giver. Visiting Volunteers only visit KWL patients who have asked for visitors. Every effort is made to arrange for Visiting Volunteers to visit patients who live nearby. Before visiting any homebound patient, the Volunteer Visitor accompanies a Kno-Wal-Lin registered nurse on a home visit. The KWL Visiting Volunteer program began in 1982. Only one or two hours a week are asked of the Volunteer Visitor.

For more information, call Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care, 594-9561.

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