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Who’s the Baby?

The hallways of the RVNAhealth building in Ridgefield are graced with awards, press stories, posters, and photographs commemorating our 100+ years of service. Among our favorites is the image at left: RVNAhealth nurse, Claire Kirby, RN, now 93 years old, tending to a darling newborn and sharing a tip or two with the baby’s mom.  After passing this poster for the 1000th time, someone had the presence of mind to ask …. Who’s the baby? Excellent question. Claire Kirby, who is no long working for RVNAhealth but remains a close friend, can’t quite remember the name, but does recall that it was a Ridgefield family.  We’re guessing the photo was taken in the 1980’s/early 90s, but our detective skills are rusty. Thus, we invite you, our friends and readers, to help us figure it out. Share the image, ask your friends, employ your favorite forensics wallpaper experts … surely somebody
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Ellen Lennon is Definitely Doing Her Part

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Hospice Family Support Volunteers

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Meet RVNAhealth Volunteer, Tiffany Lee

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Meet RVNAhealth Volunteer, Elise Kohler

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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

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RVNAhealth Employee Appreciation Day 2021

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Sherrye Platt and the Power of Music

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