HERMISTON - Fall hospice programs are being offered at Vange John Memorial Hospice.

The programs include two grief support groups and opportunities for volunteer training.

Grief Reconciliation Support Group uses a video/discussion tape series that is offered three times during the year. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays for six to eight weeks. The first session will be Sept. 21. Anyone interested in attending can call the Hospice office at 667-3543.

Hope for Healing Grief Support Group is an open-ended group that meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday and fourth Monday of each month. The fall series is titled "Reflections on the Grief Journey to Healing."

Speakers at each of the sessions are people from the community who have confronted their personal grief, dealt with it and become useful giving members of society again. Discussion and sharing occur during each session. The fall sessions begin Thursday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 27

There will also be a volunteer training program for anyone interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. Many volunteer jobs are available such as working in the library, fund-raising, client visitation, supply room, office assistance and community liaison. All jobs require volunteer training to learn the hospice philosophy.

The first of eight evening training sessions will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.

All hospice-sponsored groups meet in the Broun Building, 645 W. Orchard Ave. For more information on all Hospice sponsored groups and training sessions, call 667-3543.

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