~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · fax 667-9406

 
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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Each year Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County provides those in the community the opportunity to further explore end-of-life care, death, dying and bereavement. Workshops and seminarsare ways for the community to come together and learn from each other.

 If you would like to arrange for an educational program in your community, please call Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531.

Examples of our community outreach programs


Being Mortal
Free Screening with discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary based on the best selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande.

Hospice Myths Debunked:  Hospice Offers More Than You Think
An informational session surrounding the common myths about hospice care.  

Planning to Live to 100? Volunteer for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County!
our volunteers report that working with those who are dying and those who are left behind is some of the most life-giving and rewarding work they have ever done. 

Outreach program descriptions

Check our Community Outreach calendar for scheduled events.  

Grief Support

Join us for a free online 8-week grief support group starting at the end of June, date to be determined based on participant availability.

Support Group Registration

Please register soon as this group may fill up!

Celebrating 40 years!

We are so grateful to be recognizing 40th years of service in 2020.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community supporters who help us keep this mission strong!

Hospice News

Free Online Support Groups

During these trying times, feelings of grief, loss and isolation that many are feeling have grown, and the need for support, understanding and affirmation is high. To provide this needed support, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering two online support groups, both free of charge and coming right up.

There are two support groups being formed: One for Those Who are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One who has died, and a Caring Support for Caregivers Group (of any type; the caregiving does not have to be for a hospice patient). If you are feeling angry, overwhelmed, frustrated or isolated, this is normal; you are not alone.

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