Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers workshops for survivors

PORT ANGELES — Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is kicking off the new year with its biannual series, “Survivors Workshops: Practical Advice for Living Alone.”

The first of four workshops will be Jan. 18. They will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays at the Hospice House at 810 S. Albert St., behind the hospice office on Eighth Street in Port Angeles.

The series is free. Registration is necessary because space is limited. To register, call the hospice office at 360-452-1511.

Each workshop is designed to assist those who have lost a loved one with the everyday problems that are likely to arise now that they live alone.

The first one will focus on financial management, a big issue for those whose deceased spouse was handling the family finances. It will be led by Mark Harvey.

On Jan. 25, Michael Bucierka will tell of important steps of home and car maintenance.

The topic of the next workshop, Feb. 1, will be self care. Debby Smith and Maggie Bourne-Raiswell will remind participants that caring for ourselves is crucial when we live alone.

The final workshop Feb. 8 will deal with cooking for one, with a presentation by Dr. Carolyn DeSalvo.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, a nonprofit organization that provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families, is almost entirely staffed by volunteers.

To learn more about Volunteer Hospice and to find out about the various volunteering opportunities, call the office at 360-452-1511.

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