Two complete volunteer training


WILTON — Mary Hickey of Rumford and Elyse Pratt-Ronco of Farmington recently graduated from the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Program for Grieving Children & Teens volunteer training.

The training is designed to prepare interested participants in the art of volunteer work with grieving children and their families. The Program for Grieving Children & Teens provides non-therapeutic peer-to-peer support for children and families who have lost a loved one to death.

In group settings, children, along with their group facilitator, embark on their unique and individual journeys, exploring their grief through games, activities, art and other forms of self-expression. Volunteer opportunities include facilitating groups for children and adults, interviewing families, community outreach and office support.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is a nonprofit Medicare-certified agency that provides patient centered care that is meaningful, organized, developed, effective/efficient and has lasting quality. They provide specialized skilled, supportive and hospice services to Maine residents and their families in the comfort of their home and community.

In keeping with their commitment to offering Maine’s most comprehensive end-of-life services they constructed the hospice house which provides patients and their families a place to call home when the care and support they require can no longer be comfortably provided where they currently reside. They also provide an inclusive community bereavement program to help adults, families, teen and children understand the grief process, share feelings and experiences as well as find hope and comfort.

For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and its services, visit