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Hospice offers volunteer training

Hospice offers volunteer training

Community members seeking a rewarding experience helping others in need are invited to participate in volunteer training for Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Orlando Regional Medical Center, located at 52 W. Underwood St. Volunteers offer support to caregivers by running errands or by providing friendly conversation with hospice patients in local nursing homes. Cornerstone Hospice volunteers may also honor fellow veterans, walk a patient’s dog or put their creative crafting skills to good use. The free training will take place at the south tower on the second floor. Volunteers are asked to commit to 100 hours each year or they must pay for the cost of the background check. For more information or to register, please call 407-514-8205 or email [email protected]

Technogym campaign comes to Orlando area

Technogym, a world leading wellness company, announced the launch of the 2017 Let’s Move for a Better World campaign, the brand’s global initiative aimed at reducing obesity, promoting wellness and bringing local communities together. Now in its fourth iteration, Let’s Move for A Better World allows gym members to donate Technogym equipment to local facilities – including several YMCA locations in Orlando – by logging their MOVEs, the brand’s unit for measuring movement, and tracking their workouts on the mywellness cloud, the industry’s first cloud-based open platform. The more physical activity that is recorded, the greater chance participants have to impact wellness enthusiasts in the surrounding area. Over 122,000 participants in 513 clubs around the world participated in the 2016 Let’s Move for a Better World campaign, burning a total of 170 million calories and losing over 53,000 pounds. The Let’s Move for a Better World campaign runs March 13-31. For more information on how to get involved, visit technogym.com/letsmove

SHINE in search of volunteers

The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is currently recruiting volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries in Central Florida. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare and health insurance information, counseling, and assistance program whose specially trained volunteers assist seniors in making informed health care decisions. Currently, the Senior Resource Alliance supports more than 50 dedicated SHINE volunteers who provide services to aged and disabled Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and families. However, as the number of Medicare beneficiaries needing assistance increases, the need for volunteers increases, too. As a SHINE volunteer, you serve your community by performing at least one of the following functions: provide Medicare and health insurance information, counseling, and assistance in person or over the phone; deliver educational presentations or speeches; distribute educational and promotional materials in your community; provide training and leadership to other volunteers; or assist with general program support. Assignments are matched to the skills and interests of each volunteer. To inquire about volunteer opportunities or to request SHINE services in your community, contact the SHINE Program Manger at 407-514-1823. For more information, you may also call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit floridashine.org

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