Information meeting set at VA on new Compassion Corps

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WALLA WALLA -- The Palliative Care Services team at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center is founding a local Compassion Corps in order to provide a compassionate presence for veterans suffering from serious illnesses or advanced chronic diseases.

An informational meeting will take place on Thursday, 7 p.m., in Bldg. 78 on the VA campus.

Selected volunteers will learn how to provide such things as companionship, friendship, errand-running and respite care. Corps members will be matched with veterans after successfully completing 20-hour training in palliative care, scheduled to begin Jan. 25. For more information call Jackie Russell or Catherine Zimmerman at 509-525-5200, ext. 26747 or 26270.

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