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‘Heart of Hospice’ recognized

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Barton Hospice of the Lake volunteers recently recognized during a luncheon at the Cantina are, from left, seated, Judy Guinn, Wanda Parks and Joan McCarty. Standing are Louise Kern, Barry Trammell, Laurie Funderburk, Connie Bowland and Lois Amorfini. Volunteers not pictured are Lowell Wilson, June Hoefer, Pam McCracken, Jim Beattie, Paula Earl, Diane Banning and Raine Mershon.

Barton Hospice of the Lake recently held its annual volunteer appreciation lunch at the Cantina Restaurant. This was a time for the hospice staff to convey their gratitude and thanks to all the patient care volunteers for the compassionate work they have performed over the past year.

These dedicated volunteers go into the homes of hospice patients and give emotional and practical support to the patients and their families.

The volunteers are referred to as “The Heart of Hospice” and represent the community at-large when doing their dedicated work. The patients and their families really appreciate the care and support the volunteers give during a difficult and challenging time in their lives.

“I have lots of admiration and respect for these caring and giving individuals who make a difference in the lives of our hospice families,” said John Grady, volunteer coordinator. “I hear such positive and grateful feed back of the work these volunteers do from the families they have served.”

They are all cherished in a special way by the hospice staff, who work side-by-side with the volunteers. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for Barton Hospice or has questions about hospice services may call the hospice office at (530) 543-5605 or Grady at (530) 543-5607.