November 15, 2012

Families Facing Cancer - Additional Information

Hello PERC Staff Volunteers:

As you are aware, the Families Facing Cancer program was launched earlier this month. I have realized that I failed to instruct you as to the procedure changes for opening and closing the PERC as a result of this new program!

As part of the Opening procedures, the morning volunteers should set up the display on the lateral file. This includes the box with the bead books, the picture frame and doily, the additional bead box, the plastic small plastic envelopes for additional bead selections and the sample necklace.

When you are Closing the PERC, please place the picture frame and doily, the bead box and the small plastic envelopes along with the sample necklace in the lateral file. These items may be placed on top of the laptops that are in the plastic bags. The box with the additional bead books should be placed on the middle shelf of the (long) middle book shelf, behind the books.

I have also updated the PERC Intranet Opening and Closing Procedures to reflect these changes. Clicking on the following link will take you to the PERC Intranet site.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!


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October 31, 2012

Wi-Fi Sign In

This entry should be read by both PERC Staff and Tech Squad volunteers.

Hello Volunteers:

I am excited to tell you that the Wi-Fi Guest Network sign-in process has been simplified! No longer are users being routed to the long yellow sheet where they are asked for a name and an email address; instead, they are redirected to a much shorter "Disclaimer" where they only need to click on (or Tap for iPads) ACCEPT to be logged in to the wireless network.

Also, I have created an insert to be given to patrons borrowing our iPads. This "tip" sheet will instruct the patron how to re-set the Wi-Fi if the connection is lost. When you are logging patrons onto the wireless, please share the information on this insert with them.

I have noticed that patrons often return to the PERC with the device when the device "times out" of Wi-Fi. This explains how to get to the Settings icon and from there how to make the connection to the appropriate wireless network (MGuest-UMHS).

I will make the appropriate changes to the laptop "tip" sheet. If you have any questions on this change, please let me know. Thanks again for all your help.


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October 29, 2012

Families Facing Cancer

Hello Volunteers:

Patient and Family Support Services is pleased to announce Families Facing Cancer, a new program with particular emphasis on resources and programs for children who have a parent or other adult family member confronting cancer. Please click on the following link to learn about this new and exciting program.

Continue reading "Families Facing Cancer"

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Digital Storytelling: Workshop for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Hello PERC Staff Volunteers:

The Patient and Family Support Services Complementary Therapies Program in conjunction with the Duderstadt Center, is sponsoring a 4-day workshop for cancer center patients and survivors, Digital Storytelling.

The workshop sessions are being held on Friday, November 2, 9, and 16, with the final session held on Monday, November 26; all sessions run from 9:30am - 1:30pm. Facilitators of the workshop are Legacy Therapist, Sibel Ozer, and Media Specialist, Ryan Wilcox.

Fliers with additional information are located outside the PERC for interested patients and survivors to take. I have also posted a flier on the PERC bulletin board. Please take a few moments during your shift to familiarize yourself with this upcoming workshop.

If any of you volunteers are interested in digital storytelling, the same workshop will be offered to Cancer Center faculty, staff and volunteers in December. The workshop for faculty, staff and volunteers is held in three sessions as opposed to the four sessions for patients and survivors. Please email me know if you are interested and I will send you the flier with the dates of the workshop for faculty, staff and volunteers.

Thanks again for all your help. If you have any questions, please let me know.


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