Two Hospice of Siouxland volunteers were recognized on April 15 in Lincoln, Nebraska by the Nebraska Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Duane Bair received the “Shining Star” Award for his work with the Vet to Vet Volunteer program and Bill Wiseman received the “Outstanding Hospice Volunteer” award for his work on the Nebraska Team.
Duane Bair laid the ground work for the success of the Vet to Vet program by assisting the staff in understanding veteran terminology; he was instrumental in contacting and organizing speaking engagements with key contacts for veteran services; and promoted the volunteer recruitment of veterans to serve their fellow veterans. His previous military service is an important part of his life and he continues to serve in the American Legion.
The Vet to Vet program is a part of the We Honor Veterans program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veteran’s Administration. This program honors veterans through education and special training by paying special tribute to their military service to America it advances the universal hope of freedom and liberty for all.
Bill Wiseman was selected for his hard work and dedication in helping others. He has served as a volunteer with the Hospice of Siouxland Nebraska’s office since 2012. Wiseman spent many hours this past year reaching out to veterans and their families as part of the Vet to Vet program.
Volunteers are key members of the Hospice and Palliative Care Team at Hospice of Siouxland that help adults and children deal with a life-limiting illness, grief and loss. Volunteers serve in many capacities, companionship, respite, bereavement, courier, eleventh hour, office support and more.
Hospice of Siouxland plays a vital role in the community by providing assistance to families and individuals facing life-limiting conditions. Hospice of Siouxland provides care to help relieve suffering and pain when medical care cannot offer a cure and services to help individuals and families cope with an advanced illness, end of life and grief.
Hospice of Siouxland has flourished due to the strong collaboration with area physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, other health care providers, churches and the community.
For more information visit www.hospiceofsiouxland.com or call 712.233.4100.