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AHS offers mealtime assistance training for volunteers

April 18, 2017

DRAYTON VALLEY – Area residents interested in making a difference for patients in their community are encouraged to consider volunteering for the Mealtime Assistance Program at  the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre or Breton Health Centre.

The Mealtime Assistance Program focuses on enhancing a patient’s meal experience by supporting their ability to eat and promote enjoyment of their meals. 

Training for this volunteer opportunity will include instruction on assisting with mealtime activities such as feeding, opening packages and cutting food.  Information on various methods of providing encouragement at mealtimes will also be shared.

The mealtime assistance volunteer training course will be held:

  • May 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
    Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre ─ 4550 Madsen Ave

To register, or for more information about the program please contact Volunteer Coordinator Susan Kathol at 780-514-7171 or susan.kathol@ahs.ca by May 16, 2017.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Sarah Megran
AHS Communications
403-356-4206
sarah.megran@ahs.ca