Janet Radford, Hospice Hero

by Shelly Johnston, Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County Volunteer Manager

Janet RadfordCongratulations to Janet Radford, chosen as the second Hospice Hero volunteering with Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County (HPCLC)!  Janet will be serving as a Patient/ Family Support Volunteer for the teams caring for patients at home and in long-term care communities.  She represents Circle Six of Trinity Lutheran Church of Vale, North Carolina where she serves as the Lay Visitation and Communion Assistant.

Janet began her volunteer career with HPCLC in September 2013, upon the completion of her patient and family volunteer training.  She is a registered nurse whose career spanned 35 years at medical facilities such as Crowell Hospital in Lincolnton and Frye Regional Hospital in Hickory.  After her retirement, Janet began volunteering for HPCLC; she recently concluded a home care assignment where she provided much-needed respite for the patient’s caregiver.

Janet became aware of hospice volunteer opportunities when hospice served her mother several years ago.  The amazing support given to her family at that time, along with a desire to provide comfort and dignity to others at life’s end, led to her decision to become part of the hospice care team as a volunteer.  To her care team she brings her strong biblical faith, her ability to care for others, and a listening heart.

Janet lives with her family in Vale, North Carolina.  She is an active volunteer with her church and enjoys meeting and helping others. Through her experiences at HPCLC, she hopes to give back to the community and to experience personal growth.

Thank you, Janet, for all you do and for being a Hospice Hero!

Would you like to be a hero in your community?  Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County invites you to support your neighbors by partnering with us and becoming a Hospice Hero.  With our organization, you will share your time and talents through volunteerism, and help our patients live well.

The HPCLC Hospice Hero program provides a multitude of benefits including the opportunity to serve community members who are in need of your support.  Volunteers will experience a wonderful training program that prepares them to serve in a variety of different and fulfilling capacities.  Additionally, volunteer assignments are flexible, allowing the option to share assignments with other volunteers from your organization.  For more information, please contact Shelly Johnston, volunteer manager, at johnstonsh@hpccr.org or 704.602.0905.

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