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Training to drive homebound set

Published 4:18 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a training course for those interested in becoming Samaritan Volunteers to help homebound patients with transportation needs.

A two-session training course is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County Care, Suite 114, at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at I-Park, 761 Main Ave.

Volunteers would use their own vehicles to drive patients to doctors' appointments, run errands and pick up groceries and medical supplies, and other tasks.

The course will teach the volunteers about the nonprofit agency and its policies, safety issues, different types of diseases and how best to accommodate patients within the scope of the program. Volunteers will also be given ongoing support and supervision by volunteer coordinator Chris Urpin.

For information about the volunteer program or to register for training, call Urpin at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.