one shall die alone!
"NOSDA" is a group of caring individuals from local communities who will provide a loving human presence to a person who is departing this world. This is provided in the hospitals, nursing homes and private homes for individuals who have no family members available to them or to provide respite to the family.
The care facility familiar with the family situation will request "NOSDA" volunteers who provide the physical "hand holding" that is so necessary to the dying patient to make a smooth transition from this physical world. Volunteers are scheduled for one 2-hour shift per day.
A training session will be held on Saturday, March 17, 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. at the Cottonwood Community Church, located at 510 Gilmore, across the street from St. Mary's Hospital, in Cottonwood. Speakers will include Father Meinrad, Rev. Luann Howard, Sister Margie Schmidt and Chuck Finan. Lunch is provided.
For more information please contact Karla Enneking, 962-3892; Stacie Jackson, 962-3201 or 962-3267; or Terri Weibert, 962-2467.