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Great Lakes Caring Hospice Announces its 2013 Jackson Volunteer of the Year

April 2013 National Volunteer Month Honoree

Jackson resident Darlene Weaver (center) was recently honored with Great Lakes Caring’s Annual Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award. 

She volunteers through Great Lakes Caring’s Jackson Branch and visit with patients at several different skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, or in their homes. Darlene has volunteered over 50 hours within the past year visiting with patients and reading to them. Cheryl Karasek, Great Lakes Caring Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, said “There have been numerous times when Darlene has made a notable impact on patients and families. She also seems to understand her patients and their needs. Our hospice clinical team members have told me on numerous occasions how thankful they are to have her as a volunteer.”  Pictured left to right, Great Lakes Caring Hospice Clinical Team Members: Chaplin Dave Cornwell; Massage Therapist Nicole Lovin; Case Manager Liz Calhoun; Volunteer Coordinator Cheryl Karasek; Social Worker Stacey Casanova; Clinical Supervisor Jody Parrott; Hospice Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Winegarden; and Bereavement Coordinator Dawn Brandel. For more information about Great Lakes Caring Hospice or to become a volunteer, visit or call 800.311.5365.