There is an urgent need for hospice volunteers in the Augusta area and there is a training class starting Oct. 13, according to a news release from Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice.

Training will focus on how to provide companionship and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Trainings will also cover topics on family dynamics, disease process, spirituality and more.

Hospice Volunteer Training will be offered at its Manchester Office. Volunteers will receive 20 hours of training, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Manchester Office, 15 Range Way, Suite 2, in Manchester from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13; from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 20, 22 and 27; and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 29.

To register for this free training or for more information, contact Volunteer Services at 795-9280 or visit

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is a nonprofit Medicare-certified agency that provides patient centered care that is meaningful, organized, developed, effective/efficient and has lasting quality. They provide specialized skilled, supportive and hospice services to Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community. In 2005 they opened Maine’s first in-patient hospice facility in Auburn — this year, they are recognizing 10 years of caring and compassion at the Hospice House. In 2014, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice cared for more than 10,200 patients and their families, providing more than 1.2 million in free care to those in need. For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and all of their services, visit

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