CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – The Compassus program serving Casa Grande and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Al and Sue Rivera and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 10-16 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. The couple has been volunteering at Compassus for three years.
“We are proud to recognize Al and Sue for their efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Cheryse Austin, executive director for Compassus – Casa Grande. “The couple’s positive attitude and contributions make them integral members of our team, and we are fortunate to have them as volunteers.”
“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Monica White, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Casa Grande. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve. I want to thank Al and Sue and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to our patients and families.”
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 400,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Hospice volunteers add to the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.
For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week.
For information about Compassus – Casa Grande, please call (520) 421-7143.