Hospice Quinte took time today to recognize a long-serving volunteer who is making a difference for local families at the time they need it the most. Marie Savage has been a member and active volunteer for Hospice Quinte since 1998.
Over those twenty years, she has supported the organization as a donor, board member, fundraiser, event volunteer, and palliative-care volunteer.
Hospice Quinte assists terminally-ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship.
Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers like Marie Savage.
Earlier this month, Hospice Quinte recognized seven other dedicated volunteers for providing more than 70 combined years of service.
Executive Director Jennifer May-Anderson says, “Right now we have more than 130 volunteers with Hospice Quinte who provide tens of thousands of hours of service to our communities. The human value of the work our volunteers do is something that can’t be measured or counted. The support they give to families and our entire organization is priceless.”
The other volunteers who were recognized are Sue Down, Lois Hider, Robert Howell (five years of service), Marylou Valcamp (10 years of service), Rilla Murray (retiring after 13 years of service) Annie Vandermeulen (retiring after 15 years of service), and Rita Shettell (retiring after more than 20 years of service).
The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.