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Volunteering at Scotia residence for terminally ill can be emotionally trying

Sonja Olson, left, and Joan Nicole Prince Home director Sue Tomlinson share a moment with resident Irene Mead earlier this week at the comfort care facility in Scotia.
Sonja Olson, left, and Joan Nicole Prince Home director Sue Tomlinson share a moment with resident Irene Mead earlier this week at the comfort care facility in Scotia.
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Volunteering at the Joan Nicole Prince Home doesn’t come without some inherent emotional risk, but it’s also an enriching experience. “You have to have a certain ability to detach yourself from the work you’re doing, or you could be quite easily overwhelmed,” said Laurie Boromisa of Clifton Park, who spends four hours a week donating her time at the comfort care facility at 22 Glenview Drive in a residential neighborhood in Scotia off Route 50. ...

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