How long have you been a volunteer?
What areas do you work in/what sort of tasks do you do as a volunteer?
Patient care in the Care Center.
What made you decide to become a volunteer?
In 1989 my brother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and he died that year. I knew he had hospice care and it was wonderful. I thought, “Well, when I retire, if I have some time, that’s what I’d like to do.” And I love it.
Why Angela Hospice?
I had heard very nice things about Angela Hospice. It’s in the area…at the time [I started volunteering] I was living in Livonia. It was a wonderful place.
|Judy volunteers in the Care Center, where she|
performs many different tasks.
Being with the patients. Absolutely.
What is one of your favorite stories or memories from volunteering?
I was a teacher for 30 years, and one of my students ended up here. That is one of my fondest, one of many fond memories I have, was administering to him.
I think just the overall…meeting with the patients and their families. I know that a lot of people think, “How can you go to this place?” But it’s a wonderful place to go to. It’s a peaceful place. It’s a loving place. I would say that I receive much more than I would ever give here.