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Seward Area Hospice ready to serve needs of local residents

 


Seward Area Hospice is up and running, and prepared to serve the needs of the residents of Seward and the surrounding area.

As part of its mission, SAH aims to provide compassionate end-of-life care to enable comfort, dignity and choice for the individual and family. Through Seward Area Hospice, volunteers provide non-professional support to allow for emotional and pyshological healing, peace and comfort during the last months, days or hours of a person’s life.

Registered Nurse Tonya Foote serves as SAH’s Program Director. Alicia Chryss is the volunteer coordinator.

SAH looks forward to serving the community members who face a terminal illness and the the family and friends who care for them. As part of SAH, dedicated volunteers receive training on Hospice philosphy, death and dying, companioning, grief and much more.

“Our local community volunteers are ready and willing to develop a supportive relationship and environment for the individual, and respite care and support for the family,” said Foote.

The Seward Area Hospice program is made possible by grants from the Seward Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, and a donation from the Providece Foundation as well as support from SeaView Community Services.

For more information about SAH, or for referrals, please contact the Seward Area Hospice office at 907 3rd Ave., Suite C, or by calling (907) 224-3051. SAH can also be reached via email at info@sewardareahospice.org of through their website at http://www.sewardareahospice.org

Local artist Nan Thompson will be in the SAH office on “First Friday” in July.

 

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