Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You Can Definitely See The Difference

“You Can Definitely See the Difference”

“Hospice of Southern Illinois, in my opinion, has changed a lot of different people’s lives in many different ways. I became a Junior Volunteer in June 3rd, 2011. I haven’t been involved for long but I can honestly say that I enjoy everything I’ve been involved in, for example, helping with parades, office work, helping others in need, meeting new people and so much more. Hospice of Southern Illinois is a very interesting and unique environment. Everyone is so friendly. I heard about Hospice of Southern Illinois through my Cousin, Denise Sauerwein. She encouraged me to volunteer and learn a little bit about what they did and what is was all about. From that day on, I thank her more and more every day!!
            I would encourage any teenager or young-adult to give it a chance and volunteer with Hospice of Southern Illinois at least once. You will have a blast just like I did. My first day of Volunteering with Hospice of Southern Illinois, I was in the Shiners’ Parade. It started off as a very hot day and I was starting to regret doing it, but as we continued walking, for me to see how many smiles we brought to the audience it changed my opinion on everything. Some of the comments that were made to us and to the Hospice of Southern Illinois workers brought a tear to my eyes. You can definitely see the difference we made at this event and I will continue to be a part of these events.”
            Thank you, sincerely,
Sara Sauerwein
Sara and all of our volunteers are so special to the organization. We value their time, talents, and heart because they are the reason we can assist so many patients and families each year. It is people like Sara who help us spread our message. You can too! You are welcome to join us by becoming a volunteer, or you can simply help us share, educate, and reach out by subscribing to our blog and suggesting it to friends who will spread our message, Hospice of Southern Illinois is here to teach you what hospice is, what we are about, and what we can do for you and your loved ones! No one has to go through the dying process alone. Hospice of Southern Illinois can help.

Live well, laugh often, and love much,
Christine Juehne
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Community Education

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My name is Christine Juehne, and I have worked as a community educator for four years at Hospice of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). I will be your hospice guru answering questions, covering stories, and informing you about all hospice topics. I welcome you to our blog! Follow our journey to stay committed to our mission, enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. If you have further questions about Hospice of Southern Illinois or general hospice questions please feel free to call 618-235-1703 or e-mail me at cjuehne@hospice.org!

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