A Soulful Story: Volunteers Are at The Heart of What We Do

October 14, 2022

Feeding the Jewish Soul is a series of weekly emails that will give you an insight into what The Legacy does day in day out and how it impacts the seniors we serve.

The Legacy at Home became certified to offer Hospice Services in 2018. Since then the service has grown in many ways, including the implementation of Vigil volunteers following the No One Dies Alone initiative. This program, created by the national organization of the same name, provides additional companionship and support for the patients and their families. These volunteers receive end-of-life training and counseling to prepare themselves and others for a passing. Recently, a couple who volunteer together shared this story:

We received the call that a hospice patient was possibly taking the final turn for the worse. He had previously enjoyed our music sessions, so we went to be by his side for a while. I sang verses about being surrounded by peace and love for a grand gentleman and the patient just stopped breathing, ever so softly letting go. I was still singing when the nurses came in, felt his pulse, and said he was gone. I’m so glad we were able to make it in time to be with him and hopefully provide him with some comfort.

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