Marlton, N.J. – Samaritan honored volunteer Rosalie Mittelman of Mt. Laurel for 25 years of dedicated service to the not-for-profit organization at this year’s Winterfest celebration – an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones and continued dedication to Samaritan’s mission.
“Since she first began volunteering for the organization in 1995, Rosalie has logged 3,500 volunteer service hours at Samaritan, primarily for the Center for Grief Support,” said Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. “Dealing with loss is never easy – but Rosalie’s compassionate, caring nature shines through in all of her volunteer work for the Center for Grief Support.”
Among her many roles and responsibilities over the past 25 years, Rosalie coordinated other Samaritan volunteers who make bereavement phone calls to those experiencing loss. Additionally, she took on the arduous task of compiling all of the information that is reported from those calls and subsequent forms. Currently, Rosalie has become a bereavement caller herself – reaching out to families and individuals after they experienced the loss of a loved one and making sure that they receive the counseling or are paired with a support group.
“These calls are vitally important and our way of checking in on families and individuals after their loved one has passed to ensure they are receiving the exact kind of support they need,” continued Boccolini. “Rosalie has proven to be perfect for this role, ensuring that no individual or family goes through the loss of a loved one alone. We are deeply grateful for her dedicated service to Samaritan these past 25 years.”
Caption: Volunteer Rosalie Mittelman (center) with Sally Cezo, director of volunteer services (left) and Mary Ann Boccolini, president and CEO (right) of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, at the organization’s 2020 Winterfest, an annual event recognizing employees and volunteers for their service milestones and continued dedication to Samaritan’s mission.
About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:
Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, at-home primary care for seniors, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org.
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