At the 2017 Volunteer Recognition event, Franklin County Home Health Agency thanked all volunteers for their work caring for hospice clients and their families, as well as providing valuable administrative work for the program. Former board member Kathie Keenan of […]
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Franklin County Home Health Agency Honors Volunteers; Kathie Keenan Receives Ed Eaton Make a Difference Award

by Courtney Bates on December 6, 2017

At the 2017 Volunteer Recognition event, Franklin County Home Health Agency thanked all volunteers for their work caring for hospice clients and their families, as well as providing valuable administrative work for the program.

Former board member Kathie Keenan of St. Albans was awarded the Ed Eaton Make a Difference Award in recognition of her contributions to the Agency. This award, named in memory of long-time volunteer and former board member Ed Eaton, is given to an Agency volunteer whose work makes a difference in our Agency and community.

Hospice volunteers were also recognized for their service and commitment to the Agency. Congratulations to the following volunteers for their service milestones:

  • One Year of Service: Diane Lumbra, Mandy Guilmette, Brent Garrow, Jackie Crego
  • 100 Hours: Kathy Collins, Joanne Feeley, Susan Rixon, Beth Handy, Cathy Hickory
  • 200 Hours: Libby Norris, Ellen Holmes Henry, Louise LaBombard, Alicia Guilford, Will Boyd
  • 300 Hours: Paul Hatch
  • 400 Hours: Kathy Tabor, Hank Lambert
  • 650 Hours: Linda Tracy
  • 850 Hours: Barbara Hayes

Hospice volunteers receive an initial 10-session training and ongoing in-service training to prepare them for their work with families at the end of life. The next volunteer training will be held in Spring 2018. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Nancy Dulude at 393-6721.

 For almost fifty years, Franklin County Home Health Agency has provided home health care and hospice to County residents of all ages and incomes. Services include both long and short term care as well as services that help people live independently, such as the Choices for Care, CareNet and Homemaker programs. FCHHA also provides skilled pediatric nursing and support for new mothers as well as free support groups for those in grief. The Agency also offers foot clinics throughout the year.

 For more information about FCHHA, please contact Courtney Bates, Community Relations Coordinator, 393-6767, courtney.bates@fchha.org. Visit our website, www.fchha.org, or our Facebook page for more information on our programs.

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