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Hospice Volunteer of the Month – Bend, Oregon

Hospice Volunteer of the Month – Bend, Oregon

October Volunteer of the Month - Bend, Oregon

Volunteer of the Month!
Elaine Wierman

Our October Volunteer of the Month goes to the very deserving, Elaine, who began volunteering for Heart ‘n Home in April of 2014.  She immediately began volunteering with a patient on a weekly basis where she helps make light meals, but mostly provides companionship for the patient.  In addition to patient visits, she has also been active in delivering flowers (usually joined by her grandson, a youth volunteer), helping with bereavement assignments, and taking a patient to her hair appointments.  Learn more about the different volunteer opportunities.

Elaine was raised in Yakima, Washington and attended college at Washington State University and University of Washington.  She lived in the Seattle area for many years where she raised her three daughters and worked as an accountant.  Shortly after becoming an empty nester she moved to Minnesota to be closer to family.  After more than ten years of Midwest winters she opted to retire in Bend near one of her daughters and her family. Her favorite pastime is being “Grammy” to her six grandchildren.  She also regularly travels to Seattle and Minnesota to spend time with family in each location, especially savoring her time with grandkids ranging in age from one to twelve.

When Elaine is not volunteering with Heart ‘n Home or traveling to see family, she can be found helping out at the neighborhood elementary school as a SMART reader, hiking, gardening, cooking, or enjoying time with her book club.  Often in the evenings and weekends she’s on the sidelines at various sport activities, cheering on her two grandsons who live in Bend.

We are privileged to have Elaine as one of our amazing volunteers.  Thank you Elaine for demonstrating the Heart ‘n Home Family Core Value, “Commit to Purpose.”

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BEND, OR (April 2013) – HEART ‘N HOME HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE, a leading provider of hospice care Oregon and Idaho is opening the Bend, Oregon office located at 920 SW Emkay, Suite 104.  Please join our Open House on April 25th, 4:00-6:00pm. The Bend Chamber of Commerce will also be holding a ribbon cutting for us.   The Bend office will serve Deschutes, Klamath, and Lake counties in Central Oregon.

“We have a wonderful team of local professionals that have worked in the Bend community for more than 20 years. We are very excited about the opportunity to affirm the lives of our patients and families in the region,” says Maggie Arnold-Rabine, RN, BSN and Executive Director.

“Opening the Bend office is important to Heart ‘n Home. We love this area and the people we are serving.  Our team is very passionate about end-of-life care and building meaningful relationships,” said Cindy Lee, RN, CHPN, CHPCN, and CEO/Owner of Heart ‘n Home.

Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care affirms life by providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support to our patients and to those who love and care for them.  Heart ‘n Home currently serves 11 counties and employs over 160 people.  For more information about Heart ‘n Home or our services visit www.goHOSPICE.com or stop into the office!


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Hospice Volunteer of the Month: Baker City Resident

Phyllis Hammer—Baker City, Oregon 

She has been volunteering for Heart ‘n Home for three years and was also awarded Volunteer of the Month in October of 2011! Hospice Volunteer and Baker City resident, Phyllis, is an 11th Hour and Bereavement Volunteer.  Phyllis and her husband, Mike, are very active in their church and also volunteer for Community Connections.  When she is volunteering for Heart ‘n Home she has at least three patients and finds time to fill in when needed.

Phyllis also says, “It brings an awareness that I am making a difference even when I don’t think I am.  I was visiting a patient and he did not speak or respond in any way.  I sat down next to him and spoke to him.  He was watching TV.  He didn’t acknowledge that he even knew I was there.  He then reached over and took my hand and held it throughout our visit.  When I got ready to leave I gave him a hug.  That is the greatest joy.”

Volunteering is a part of Phyllis.  She is always going that extra mile.  Thank you Phyllis for demonstrating the Family Core Value “Building Meaningful Relationships.

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