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And Today Makes 10,000!

April 7 marks a notable number at Yanity Gym as we celebrate the 10,000th vaccine administered by our phenomenal team.
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The COVID-19 Vaccine While Breastfeeding: How to Decide?

For many, choosing to get the COVID-19 vaccine is a simple one. They have neither undue risks nor conditions, no severe allergies; are not pregnant and have no personal convictions

Taking Care of your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

In the increasingly paperless world in which we live in, the importance of one’s little white vaccination card is a little alarming. Here we offer a compilation of tips for
At left, M.J. Heller, Director of Philanthropy at RVNAhealth, and Patricia Hellman, President, Board of Directors, Ridgefield Thrift Shop.  At right, beneficiaries and purveyors of the ‘Wishes’ program at RVNAhealth.

Ridgefield Thrift Shop Awards Grant to RVNAhealth ComfortWELL program

RVNAhealth and the Ridgefield Thrift Shop have been partners, friends, and neighbors for over 80 years. The collegiality continues today through the Ridgefield Thrift Shop Hospice Fund at RVNAhealth.

Hope is in the Air!

For those fortunate enough to have received their COVID-19 vaccination, you know that the vaccine comes with a refrain of reminders. On March 8, offering a glimpse of optimism, the CDC also released 'Interim Guidance for the Fully Vaccinated' -- outlining long-missed behaviors that can slowly return to your repertoire ..
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RVNAhealth Employee Appreciation Day 2021

It was Employee Appreciation Day at RVNAhealth on Friday March 5, 2021 and all team members were invited to the Ridgefield and New Milford offices for lunch at a midday food truck featuring all-time favorites, pizza and grilled cheese.
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Sherrye Platt and the Power of Music

RVNAhealth music therapist, Sherrye Platt leverages the power of music to improve people's lives.
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Heart Health with Stay at Home in Wilton

On February 23rd, Stay at Home in Wilton and RVNAhealth presented Heart Health 2021, featuring a goody bag drive-through and a virtual presentation with RVNAhealth experts discussing blood pressure (Jill Hart, RN), grip strength (Sarah Triano, OTR/L) and meditation (April Rodriguez, RN). The presentation was capped off with a Q & A with Ralph Kirmser, M.D., esteemed cardiologist and husband of Stay at Home in Wilton's president, Sally Maraventano Kirmser.
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Thank You Very Much!

Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2021 was a tremendous success, with $2,250,154 raised from 14,828 individuals, benefitting 394 nonprofits in our region. As a participating nonprofit, RVNAhealth received just more than $10,000 in contributions from generous donors wanting to assist in our pandemic response.

Work Those Hands!

A strong grip not only makes activities of daily life easier, recent studies also show a connection between grip strength and heart health.  
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StayWELL Earns ‘Employer of Choice’ Award

The RVNAhealth StayWELL team has been awarded a 2021 Best of Home Care® - Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. This award recognizes RVNAhealth and our StayWELL business as one of the top performing non-medical home care agency employers in the nation, based upon unfiltered caregiver employee feedback.

More Than Just the Winter Blues

New England is known for its many charms: traditional architecture, town greens, historic sites, autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors, and the richness of four distinct seasons: hot, sunny summers; snow-laden winters,
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President’s Message: COVID-19 Vaccines

In mid January, RVNAhealth began administering COVID-19 vaccines to members of our communities, following the phases outlined by the State of CT. Since then, we have learned a lot and are proud of the work we have done.

2021 CHAP Re-Accreditation

On Monday, January 11, a surveyor from CHAP arrived un-announced at RVNAhealth to conduct our home health re-accreditation audit, which occurs every three years. A CHAP audit is an intense scrutiny of a home health agency's operation, processes, and, of course, patient care.
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2020 Length of Service Awards

Every year, RVNAhealth recognizes team members who have been with the organization for denominations of five years. In 2020, we had 23 employees to celebrate – ranging from 5 year to 35 year anniversaries. 
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Meet Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Notaro

Stephanie has personally experienced how volunteers can make lives easier for patients and their families and is passionate about helping individuals understand what hospice really means.