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Become A Pet Partner Volunteer for Iowa City Hospice

Iowa City Hospice

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)

Coralville, IA

Become A Pet Partner Volunteer for Iowa City Hospice

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If your dog has good obedience skills, is gentle, and loves being around people, you may have a potential Pet Partner on your hands!

Iowa City Hospice is actively recruiting community members and their pets to become registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Volunteers!Join Maggie Winegarden, Director of Therapy Dogs of Johnson County (TDJC) and Sarah Neary, Volunteer Program Coordinator at Iowa City Hospice, to learn more about how you can share the joy and comfort of your special pet with Iowa City Hospice patients and their caregivers.

 This information session will:

  • Highlight the skills and temperament necessary in both pet and handler to make for a good Pet Partnership.  
  • Explain the simple protocol for becoming a registered Pet Partner team as well as the upcoming training and evaluation dates.
  •  Current Pet Partners who actively volunteer their time for Iowa City Hospice will share their experiences with this rewarding population.

 Go to the following links for more information:

 http://www.therapydogsjc.com/

 www.PetPartners.org

http://www.nbc11news.com/localnews/headlines/Therapy-dogs-bring-joy-to-Hospice-and-Palliative-Care-patients-187239921.html

 

For more information, please contact:  Sarah Neary, Volunteer Program Coordinator at Iowa City Hospice at

sarah.neary@iowacityhospice.org or 319-688-4216

 

 

Have questions about Become A Pet Partner Volunteer for Iowa City Hospice? Contact Iowa City Hospice

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Lensing Oak Hill Funeral Service Facility
210 Holiday Rd
Coralville, IA 52241

Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)


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Iowa City Hospice

Iowa City Hospice is our area's not-for-profit provider of hospice care and grief support services. Since 1983, our mission has been to help people add life to each day with comfort and dignity in mind. Referring physicians consistently give Iowa City Hospice's care excellent marks, averaging 4.6 on a 5-point scale and 99.6% of families and caregivers would recommend our services to others.

Iowa City Hospice believes everyone deserves the best end-of-life care available. We offer care to patients, their families and friends throughout the dying and grief processes. Our staff also provides continuing education workshops and presentations on a variety of topics to support our healthcare partners and inform community groups in our seven-county service area.

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