Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Opinion

June 19, 2013

Hospice volunteers deserve praise

Editor, Townsman:

In honor of National Volunteer Week, celebrated in April, we would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank and celebrate the 420 volunteers whose steadfast dedication and commitment enable Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston to fulfill its mission: to enrich the quality of life for terminally ill patients and their families. Our volunteers’ selfless acts of kindness and compassion, both large and small, allow our patients the comfort, companionship and dignity that make all the difference at a critical turning point in their lives.

Our volunteers provided more than 24,000 hours of service last year. Whether at the bedside of a patient in a long-term care facility, in a family home, in the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston offices or our Kaplan Family Hospice House, volunteers are an integral part of our success.

We at Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston would especially like to recognize Karen Maistrellis, Amanda Harmeling, Cheryl Robbins and Maureen Sheehy of Andover for their contributions and dedication to our agency.

On behalf of our staff and board of directors, we offer our sincere thanks for all that our volunteers do each and every day for Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston.

Diane T. Stringer

President

Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston

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