Home Hospice Legacy Training

By: Lisanne Anderson Email
By: Lisanne Anderson Email


What is an appropriate gift for someone who is terminally ill?

Home Hospice volunteers have found that patients really appreciate having someone collect their life stories, add photos, and make them into booklets that can be shared with friends and family. In this way the patient is able to leave behind a valuable legacy.

That’s why the lifestory project of Home Hospice is called a Legacy program. Participants learn techniques of interviewing, editing, and revising during the training, along with information about hospice care and philosophy. The work is rewarding for the volunteers as well as patients.

A three-session training workshop for volunteers who want to learn how to be Legacy volunteers will be conducted by Laura Jenkins-Kay, Volunteer Coordinator, and Dr. Jerry Lincecum, Legacy Coordinator. The scheduled time is 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Tuesday, Jan. 29. All sessions will be held at the Home Hospice office and are offered free of charge. In order that adequate training materials be prepared, we do ask interested persons to enroll prior to the start of the course.

To enroll or obtain more information, call Laura Jenkins-Kay at (903) 868-9315, ext. 43; or email laura.jenkins@homehospice.org.

Jerry Lincecum, Home Hospice volunteer & Legacy Project Captain

Laura Jenkins, Community Services Coordinator for Home Hospice

Phone: 903-868-9315

Website with info: www.homehospice.org

Legacy Training Dates: January 22, 24, & 29 . Times: 6-8 pm at Home Hospice Office (505 West Center Street, Sherman)

This three part training is free, but we do ask for reservations. Reservations can be made by calling Laura Jenkins at 903-868-9315 or laura.jenkins@homehospice.org

The Legacy projects are offered to Home Hospice of Grayson County.
The volunteers work with the patient and the family to record the life story and gather photos. We then send it to Jerry Lincecum for editing. Copies of the final projects are then made for the patient to leave behind as their “legacy”. Patients can choose book or video format. It is a wonderful program that many patients want, but we need more volunteers to meet all the needs of all the requests.

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