Area briefs

Kindergarten registration opens

WEST MILTON — Kindergarten registration for next school year at Milton-Union Elementary will be held April 11-13 at the elementary office. It is important for all potential kindergartners to be registered at this time, even if the parent is not sure they will attend, or all requested documentation is not available. A screening appointment will be made during this time for each child. Children must be five years old on or before July 31, 2017, to register.

Registration hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Report to the elementary school office at 7620 Milton-Potsdam Rd. with as much of the following documentation as possible: completed registration packet (received at Round-Up or on line), parent’s proof of residency, most current physical/immunization information, child’s county birth certificate, and any custody documents. Please call the school at (937) 884-7920 with questions or concerns.

Hospice volunteer orientation set

MIAMI COUNTY — Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County invites interested community members to consider volunteering to support hospice patients and families. A new volunteer orientation is slated for Saturday, April 22.

Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the care teams serving hospice patients and their families, providing respite care, caregiver relief, companionship, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services, and gardening. Volunteers also serve as educators about hospice services in the community, create Memory Bears for loved ones, visit with pet therapy animals, and play a key role in honoring hospice patients who are Veterans. Volunteers also provide clerical and office support, serve as receptionists, assist with fundraising events and data entry.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is currently serving an average of about 145 patients per day across Miami, Shelby, Darke, Champaign and Montgomery counties