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New project seeks compassion

Anita Savio - IVN contributing writer

The new pilot program “Compassionate Presence Project” needs volunteers to provide companionship and support for adults who have a terminal diagnosis.According to project director Angela Franklin, the project will train volunteers to use active listening skills during visits with participants.Project participants will generally be either 60 years or older, or be an adult with a physical disability and generally have an end of life diagnosis . . .