Tracy City partnered with Compassus last week to honor hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
There are more than 430,000 compassionate individuals who serve as trained hospice volunteers across the country. They give their time and talent in support of patients and families in local communities. These volunteers are essential members of hospice and palliative care teams that care for an estimated 1.6 million hospice patients every year, ensuring they live with hope, dignity, and love despite serious and life-limiting illnesses.
Forty local volunteers of Comapssus Hospice and Palliative Care provided more than 1,985 hours this past year of service in Grundy, Bedford, Coffee, Cannon, Franklin, and Moore counties.
During National Volunteer Week, Alderwoman Nadine Fultz-Moore encouraged the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about and participating in hospice and palliative care.
Compassus offers programs throughout the year to educated community members on issues pertaining to hospice care. To find out more about these programs or to volunteer, please contact Compassus volunteer coordinator Julia Logan-Mayes at 931-455-9118.