Volunteers are essential to Hospice Hawaii’s mission

Hospice Hawaii

For the last three years, Fred Dauer has been an active volunteer with Hospice Hawaii, spending more than 860 hours in 2017 alone to help the staff fulfill their daily commitment in bringing comfort to patients at the end stage of their lives. As host Kanoe Gibson found out, he plays an instrumental role at the Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home, helping with landscaping, irrigation, maintenance and repairs, installing air conditioning units and running errands.

Fred is a retired commercial airlines pilot. During his free time, he ensures his friends are well-taken care of, from driving them to the doctors’ appointments to caring for them after surgery. Fred enjoys spending time at Kailua Beach, taking in the fresh air while sitting on the bench he donated in memory of his late wife, Claire. He is also highly involved with the John A. Burns School of Medicine and has volunteered at the Disabled American Veterans Hawaii and Foster Botanical Garden.

You can support Hospice Hawaii by taking part in its annual fundraiser Na Hoa Malama “Masquerade en Blanc.”  The event is happening Saturday, November 10 at The Modern Honolulu.

 

For event Information call (808) 791-8075 or email  nahoa@hospicehawaii.org.

About Hospice Hawaii
Hospice care is about living your end-of-life journey with dignity and comfort, and above all, it’s about choosing how you want to live for as long as possible. Hospice Hawaii is an ohana of trained and committed caregivers dedicated to helping patients and their families face this transition with hope and without fear, surrounded by unconditional love. The care they provide allows individuals to remain at home or in their chosen setting and to live life to the fullest with their loved ones. Hospice Hawaii cares for the whole family by providing relief from physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual suffering.

For more information: hospicehawaii.org, queens.org/the-queens-medical-center/services/geriatric-services/geriatric-services-qmc