Twice as nice volunteers Eleanor and Richard Guzik
Eleanor and Richard Guzik were introduced to Livingston when Richard’s mother came on our hospice care. They were so pleased with the level of compassion and love that emanated from the Livingston staff that they soon after decided to contribute their own time toward Livingston’s mission. In 2000 both Richard and Eleanor took the 8-week volunteer training course and began their work with hospice patients. They work together as a team, visiting and supporting patients and their families as they endure the difficult last days of life. They also spend countless hours calling family members to offer bereavement support.
When friends ask about their volunteer work Richard and Eleanor tell them they value the love, comfort, people, and mission of Livingston. When they are not dedicating their time to Livingston hospice Eleanor and Richard also both volunteer for the American Red Cross. Eleanor is involved in disaster response across the nation. Richard is an avid golfer.
Volunteer Coordinator Maddy Hazard states, “When I thank them for all they do on top of their other commitments their response is always that being Livingston Hospice/Bereavement volunteers will always remain a priority because they feel it is just that important. Such commitment is at the heart of our wonderful volunteers and we are grateful beyond words.”