Stein Hospice staff and volunteers recently completed an intensive training program for caregivers called the Sacred Art of Living Anamcara Apprenticeship.
Over a period of four years, the 21 men and women attended weekend workshops, met in study sessions and reviewed numerous books and videos to develop holistic skills and knowledge about the spiritual dimensions of living and dying.
Stein Hospice has served as a pilot site for the project, which is run by the Sacred of Living Center in Oregon.
Stein Hospice staff members who completed the Anamcara Apprenticeship include Connie Focht and Lori Scott from Port Clinton. Volunteers who completed the Apprenticeship include Gene Heinzerling of Port Clinton.