Labors of Love: Couple Cares & Shares
Caring for their neighbors is a labor of love Chris and W.L. Sanders share as Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice volunteers. It is also a calling that adds joyful service and meaning to their retirement years.
Community Healthcare of Texas volunteers receive more than 40 hours of specialized training. Chris and W.L. also credit faith, family, and lives rich in experience with preparing them to serve others. As partners in service and life, the Sanders also learn from each other, Chris said.
Opportunities to serve couples don’t come often but are a special pleasure, they said, remembering a husband and wife they visited together over several years. Chris and W.L. treasure every relationship they form in sharing their lives with others, whether they work together or separately.
”Without exception, we have not had a bad experience,“ W.L. said. “We have met the sweetest people, and we both have so many fond memories.”
In this way, volunteers receive as they give.
“What I’ve learned by helping people is that you’re obviously a blessing to them, but there’s never a time I don’t feel I too am blessed,” W.L. said.
To join them, consider giving of yourself in one of the assignments available now. For more information about volunteer opportunities in your area, complete the online form or call Community Healthcare of Texas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at (800) 226-0373 or in the Waco area at (800) 625-9328.