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An RVNAhealth Running Assessment – Great Gift for Father’s Day!

To help new and veteran runners stay healthy and active, RVNAhealth Rehabilitation & Wellness Center offers detailed Running Assessments with sports physical therapist Kate Campbell, DPT and certified gait analyst.
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Welcome Sophia!

Today we welcome a very special addition to our RVNAhealth team — her name is Sophia, and she is our very own therapy dog! Needless to say, there have been lots of ooohs and aaahs around the Ridgefield office today. Sophia is three years old and has been in training since her birth.  She was originally intended to be a seeing eye dog, but her calm demeanor and mild pace ultimately destined her to be the perfect facility/therapy dog.
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Sponsor Spotlight: The Greens & Wilton Meadows

This month, we met up with Ron Bucci, Senior Executive Director of The Greens at Cannondale, Wilton Meadows and The Greens at Greenwich. The Greens/Wilton Meadows and RVNAhealth have been partners in care for well over a decade.
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Volunteer Training: A Gift for Life

“The experience is a game changer,” says Ridgefield resident Maureen Bohrer (below, right), referring to the 16-hour training she attended as part of her RVNAhealth hospice volunteer orientation. While some prospective hospice volunteers find the hours daunting, Bohrer considers it a gift.
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RVNAhealth to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children with Special Needs

Beginning Thursday, June 10th, RVNAhealth will begin offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children with special needs, ages 12-18. The clinics will be held at RVNAhealth in Ridgefield each Thursday in
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RVNAhealth to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Kids Ages 12-18 at We All Shine On 

On Saturday, June 12 (rain date June 13), RVNAhealth will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to area children ages 12-18 at the We All Shine On town festival in Ridgefield.  The
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Hail to the RVNAhealth Nurses!

This May, in recognition of National Nurses Week and Month and the extraordinary work we have been doing for the last year —indeed the last century! — RVNAhealth became a
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RVNAhealth Talks OT on ‘Lutheran Home Live’

Recently RVNAhealth had a chance to discuss Occupational Therapy with Wendy Mutter, Marketing Director and Admissions Liaison from Lutheran Home of Southbury.  Wendy hosts a regular series called Lutheran Home
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Community Food Drive in Progress!

This summer, RVNAhealth is partnering with the Danbury Health Department to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches underserved communities where obstacles, such as time, transportation, information, and access, are preventing people from getting vaccinated.
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Sammi McLemore Gets to the Root of the Problem

Historically, RVNAhealth has served a predominately ‘mature’ crowd, representative of many of those in need of visiting nursing and rehabilitation for illness and injury. But over the decades, as we
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Cheers! The 2021 RHS Interns are Here!

There’s warmth in the air, spring fever is upon us, and the Ridgefield High School Interns are in the building. All in all, cause for celebration. This year, RVNAhealth welcomes RHS seniors Isabella DeMassa and Ally Rosenbaum. Both will be studying health-related fields in college, and both are truly appreciated this next month.
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Rotary Club of Ridgefield Renews Support

The Rotary Club of Ridgefield recently renewed its support of RVNAhealth with a $7,000 grant to support the organization’s COVID-19 community response initiatives.*  RVNAhealth began vaccinating the public on January
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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
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[Healthy] Happy Days are Here Again!

From April 24 – 30, RVNAhealth held Healthy Happy Days, our first-ever peer fundraising initiative. We are happy to report that we exceeded our goal by more than $10,000! In
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Meet RVNAhealth’s Kate Campbell, DPT

The flip of a light switch may have determined Kate Campbell’s career trajectory. At sixteen, Campbell was a competitive gymnast and was severely injured, requiring physical therapy, a vocation she
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No Task Too Small, No Mountain Too High

Both with his volunteer work at RVNAhealth, where he currently serves a member of the development committee, and in his personal life, in which he hiked Mount Kilimanjaro to the summit of 19,341 feet at age 65.