Kathleen is 62 years old, married for 28 years and currently volunteers at the local MSPCA and the Merrimack Valley Hospice program. She started her career as a social worker, with a masters degree in psychology and counseling, then transitioned into financial services. In 1991, she became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Kathleen and her husband started volunteering at the MSPCA when her husband got laid off. Because they volunteered on Thanksgiving in 2011, they found a young dog who has now become a certified pet therapy dog. They spend several days a week visiting people who have been told they are terminally ill. Kathleen says becoming a hospice volunteer has allowed her to have meaningful conversations with people and their family members as they face death. She believes it’s an honor and a privilege to sit with people and listen to whatever they wish to talk about during those times.
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