Southampton, NY—November is National Gratitude Month, and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is offering an opportunity for people to give back within their community.
The Hospital is seeking new Pastoral Care volunteers, specifically in its No One Dies Alone (NODA) program, which ensures no patient is alone at his or her end-of-life. A free training session will be held on Monday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospital, located at 240 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Lunch will be provided.
Volunteers are also needed for “Compassionate Companions,” the Hospital’s extension of the program that was created last year for the sole purpose of providing companionship to patients seeking company in the absence of family and friends.
The Hospital’s NODA program was initiated several years ago by Palliative Care Chaplain Mary Hogarty and is comprised of volunteers from throughout the South Fork community, as well as Hospital employees.
Those who are interested in attending the training session, or learning more about the Hospital’s NODA program, can call Ms. Hogarty at (631) 726-8296.