JourneyCare’s volunteers are, quite literally, the foundation of who we are. Our agency was founded nearly 40 years ago by groups of volunteer physicians, clinicians and citizens who
had a pioneering vision for the supportive hospice and palliative care services that JourneyCare provides today.
As JourneyCare’s services have grown, so has the role of volunteers. Today, our volunteers serve in more than 40 roles, including patient support, pet therapy, helping at special events
and administrative support. Their work is critical to the care and services JourneyCare provides, and our teams are deeply thankful for the time and talents they share.
In this issue, we give a special salute to these volunteers. Everyone listed below has earned a Volunteer Service Award, as they celebrate milestone anniversaries with JourneyCare. They
were feted this spring and summer at three Western-themed events in Chicago, Barrington and Glenview. Thank you for all that you do!
JourneyCare Lifetime Trustee
Mike Beemer, Board of Trustees
Jeff Boundy, Board of Directors Chair
Rose Marie Kobussen
Alice Van Housen
Annette Kenney, Board of Trustees
Fr. Dennis Logue
Kristin Rakstang Schmidt
– By Elisabeth Mistretta, JourneyCare Content Specialist
Originally published in Together to Care, Issue 2, 2017