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



Lunch and Learn
August 9, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Boardroom at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

  • How do you let the person know you are an ally?
  • What are things about LGBT elders that you may not know?
  • Why is it even important to address LGBTQ elder issues as a separate issue?
  • How do you approach the subject?


  • LGBTQ Elders are twice as likely to live alone.
  • LGBTQ Elders are four times as likely to not have children.
  • When surveyed, 9 out of 10 LGBTQ people feared discrimination in care settings if providers knew their sexual orientation or gender identity.

SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Education Ambassador Program provides volunteers with an introductory presentation and set of resources to educate our communities about LGBT aging issues!

As Volunteer Education Ambassadors we will provide an introductory presentation about LGBTQ aging issues. Nancy Kelly is a SAGE LGBT Aging Education Ambassador. She and SAGE’s SW intern, Hilary Thibodeau, will provide an hour and a half training and discussion on Cultural Competence when working with LGBTQ Elders.

RSVP is requested by August 7.  Please call HVHV at 667-2531 to register.



Slideshow from 40 year of HVHC

Grief Support

Join us for a free online 8-week grief support group starting the week of September 28, specific weekday and time to be determined based on  based on participant availability.

Support Group Registration

Please register soon as this group may fill up!

Notecards to support HVHC

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!

Best of the Best!

Volunteers of the Year

Beginning the Conversation

Why I Volunteer...

Why I Volunteer