Members of the Golden & District Palliative Hospice Society pose proudly in the newly renovated visitors’ room in the Golden Hospital. Back row: l – r: Jill Starke

Golden Hospice Society adds final touch to Hospital visitors’ room

A group of dedicated volunteers helped to brighten up a room in the hospital.

  • Jun. 20, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Golden Hospice Society

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The Golden Hospice society added the final touch to the visitors’ room in Golden Hospital last week.  Some of the renovations included new pot lighting, painting, new couch and chairs, lamps and a new flat screen TV and VCR and a privacy wall.

These renovations were long overdue and many of the members worked closely with the hospital staff and administration for the past two years to get the work completed.

This area is a comfortable, semi private place for family and friends to gather when they need a space to talk amongst themselves when they have family who are ill in the hospital.

Much of the funding for the renovations came from the hospital and nursing staff at the hospital and generous donations in memory of Paul Peacock.

The Golden society has been active in assisting families in the Golden area for the past 13 years when there is a need.

The purpose and mission of the society members is to provide comfort and relief to members struggling with the inevitable loss of a loved family member.

All the compassionate volunteers are trained and screened before they are allowed to work with families.

Referrals for assistance can come from family members, doctors, nurses, pastors or friends who realize the stress of coping with a life threatening illness is wearing down the energy of family members.

There are several local volunteers who are ready and willing to work  with patients in the hospital or at home.

If you know someone in need of this service please feel free to call Terry at 344-4646 and he will be happy to meet with you to discuss how they can help to make this difficult time less stressful for you.

 

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