Buford hospice in need of volunteers

n BUFORD - Heartland Hospice in Buford is looking for volunteers for a number of upcoming projects.

The group is seeking people who are willing to sit with patients to keep them company, read with them or help them write letters. Patients in need of help live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or their own homes. Training is provided.

An administrative and special projects volunteer is also needed for the Buford office. Duties would include filing, preparing admission packets and other office tasks.

Finally, the hospice group is seeking people with skills such as knitting, crocheting, quilting, baking or scrapbooking, and is also looking for singers or musicians to form a choir to sing to patients.

For more information about any of these positions, contact Cheryl Burney at 770-880-7021.

Medical center awarded certification

n GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been awarded program certification for its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The certification recognizes those programs rigorously reviewed by a national board and found to meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care.

This is the third time the medical center's cardiac rehab program has received the three-year accreditation; the program first received accreditation in 2001.

Camp Braveheart accepting campers

n GAINESVILLE - Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center will hold Camp Braveheart for high school age youth this fall.

The free camp for adolescents experiencing grief and loss will take place Oct. 15-16 at the Chestatee Middle School ropes course in Hall County. The camp is a two-day program providing a supportive environment to facilitate bonding with other young people.

For more information or to register, call Jennifer Sorrells at 770-533-8528.

Hospital to hold breast cancer event

n ATLANTA - In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Northside Hospital is inviting Atlanta-area women to join in the fight against cancer by participating in the fifth annual Tennis Against Breast Cancer Ladies' Day.

Benefiting the hospital's Breast Care program, the day of sport gives women an opportunity to enhance their tennis skills and support breast cancer awareness. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at both Windermere Tennis Club in Forsyth and Bridge Mill Tennis Club in Canton.

For more information or to register, call 404-845-5555.

- Compiled by staff writer Melissa Wilson