Hospice volunteers honored at luncheon

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Volunteers with OSF Home Care Services were honored at an appreciation luncheon held at OSF St. Francis Hospital on May 8. OSF Hospice and No One Dies Alone (NODA) volunteers donated a total of 3,174 hours of services in 2013, helping patients, their families and those alone and dying in the community. Pictured at the luncheon are: from left front, Dona LaPorte, Siri Sholten, Helen Palo, Doris Van Damme, Judy Djerf, and Bev Ladin, and OSF Pet Companion Hannah Mae Sholten. In back are: Lesley Hoffmeyer, OSF Hospice Clinical Practice Supervisor, and interim director for Hospice; Pastor Christine Bergquist, Rita Sharon, Arleen Martin, Pat Royer, Joan Smart, Diane Johnson, and Jean Ferrari. Rita Sharon, Doris Van Damme, Dona LaPorte, Naomi Hult, and Mary Hodge were also honored and each were awarded certificates for over 20 years of service. The cake was donated by Elmer’s County Market.