Four Seasons Volunteers
Four Seasons Compassion for Life includes a vibrant volunteer program. This program affords volunteers many different opportunities to serve the organization and community.
One such way is as a Four Seasons Faith Community Representative. These volunteers are responsible for serving as a liaison between their faith community and Four Seasons by arranging presentations from Four Seasons speakers, sharing monthly talking points, or simply providing information on services offered by Four Seasons to those within their faith community.
On the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, there is one volunteer who is adamant about sharing the goals of hospice and the mission of Four Seasons among faith communities. Patrick O’Day believes that as a Faith Community Representative with Four Seasons, he has been able to share the many services available to our community with churches, organizations, and assisted living facilities in an effort to help our neighbors at a very difficult time in their lives. This thread of caring runs through the staff and all those who volunteer with Four Seasons in many capacities.
Patrick has served 14 years with hospice in the Highlands area, volunteering with Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Hospice before it became Four Seasons. He has spent ten years providing 11th hour support to patients in their last moments, and four years as a Faith Community Representative.
“It has been a great privilege to share the high level of care that is available to our loved ones and their families as well” says O’Day.
In the Highlands-Cashiers area, Patrick represents Four Seasons within many faith communities. He attends numerous prayer groups, is invited to speak at different churches and at meetings on behalf of Four Seasons. He wants to focus on the people Four Seasons is helping.
Patrick says of volunteering with Four Seasons, “It is a wonderful opportunity for people to help their neighbors!”