Volunteer Hospice offers six-week series

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will offer a six-week Community & Volunteer Education series in Port Angeles from Sept. 11-Oct. 16.

Classes will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

A series description follows:

Sept. 11 — Introduction to Hospice (Marilyn Nelsen, PhD, volunteer services manager).

Sept. 18 — Attitudes Toward Death and Dying. Consider the Conversation (DVD, first half); Patients as Mentors (Bette Wood, RN, patient care manager).

Sept. 25 — Attitudes toward Death and Dying. Consider the Conversation (DVD, second half); Group discussion.

Oct. 2 — The Gifts of Grief (DVD); The Grieving Process (Cherie Copsey, Port Angeles Grief Support Group facilitator).

Oct. 9 — Mortuary Services/Legal Issues: (Rob Tulloch, attorney; Steve Ford, funeral director). **This class will be held at Drennan Ford Funeral Home, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles.

Oct. 16 — Putting It All Together. Summary, Discussion & Evaluation (Marilyn Nelsen, PhD, volunteer services manager).

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required, as space is limited. For more information about the series or to register, call the hospice office at 452-1511.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families. To learn more about VHOCC, call or visit


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