Announcements for Jan. 2, 2018

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Concord Hospital hosts first aid program

Stop the Bleed is a program to teach people how to apply tourniquets and pressure dressings to stop life-threatening bleeding. This was inspired by the events of the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, when many of the children died from injuries that could have been prevented with tourniquets or manual pressure application. Concord Hospital will host a Bleeding Control Basics class on March 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Boucher Conference Room. For more information, visit bleedingcontrol.org or contact Katie Hartford at 227-7000, ext. 3221, or khartfor@crhc.org.

Concord Concord VNA seeks hospice volunteers

Concord Regional VNA is seeking volunteers and veteran volunteers to offer support to hospice patients. The next eight-week training session starts Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA, 30 Pillsbury St., in Concord.

Hospice volunteers assist with providing companionship to hospice patients; offering caregiver respite; reading to hospice patients; holding a hand and lending a listening ear; running errands for hospice patients; cooking meals at the Hospice House; providing pet therapy, music therapy, and therapeutic arts; giving Reiki, massage, or therapeutic touch; assisting staff with office work (e.g. filings, mailings); facilitating grief support groups and connecting as a veteran volunteer with patients who are also veterans.

Please call 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 2826, or email lisa.challender@crvna.org by Jan. 19 to learn more.