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Brand New Day. Brand New …

Effective Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA) has changed our name to RVNAhealth. The name change reflects our breadth of services and regional reach, both of which have expanded significantly in the last decades. RVNAhealth currently serves 28 towns in Connecticut, and offers care and wellness services for all ages, stages and levels of health.  The name change is the culmination of a strategic Rebranding initiative that was launched in 2014.  Explains Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, RVNAhealth President & CEO, “’Rebranding’ was identified at our 2014 strategic retreat when we recognized that there was an increasing disconnect between our direction – who we are, what we do, where we do it, and where we’re headed – and the name by which we call ourselves.  It warranted examination and action.” The Evolution of RVNAhealth RVNAhealth was founded in 1914 as the ‘District Nursing Association’ with a single
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RVNA Welcomes Board Members to New Term

Above: Eileen Walker, RVNA Board of Directors Chair (left) with RVNA President and CEO Theresa Santoro. Dedication. Vision. Compassion. These are among the many traits that members of RVNA’s Board
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Feeling Dizzy? You’re Not Alone.

More than one in three Americans will experience dizziness at some point in their lives. If you’ve never heard the words “vestibular therapy” before, consider yourself lucky. And about to
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Elizabeth DeMassa Earns Marguerite Regan Nursing Award

From left, Theresa Santoro, RVNA President & CEO; Scholarship recipient, Elizabeth DeMassa;  MJ Heller, RVNA Director of Philanthropy There’s a saying, “When you’re a nurse, you know that every day
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Mind Those Curves!

Above: Students off to conquer the world! With the 2019-20 school year in session, it’s time to pay attention to one big test that many students today face. You might
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An RVNA Hospice Volunteer Shares Her Story

Above: Hospice Volunteer Julia Rothenberger (left) works with Hospice Program Coordinator Jennifer Zucaro RVNA had the pleasure and good fortune to work with Julia Hergenrother this past summer as a
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School Lunch Ideas

The Question: Help! I need creative lunch ideas for back to school. What do you recommend for a healthy school lunch?  Meg’s Response: Packing lunch for your child — every
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RVNAhealth Seeks Hospice Music Therapist

Throughout history, music has been used to bring people together and create a feeling of tranquility. Known to often have a calming effect on those who are agitated, reduce pain,
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RVNAhealth Seeking Seasonal Per Diem Flu Nurses

Hard to believe, but flu season is right around the corner! RVNAhealth is currently recruiting experienced, reliable LPNs and RNs to administer vaccines to the public between September and December.
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RVNAhealth Announces Couri Nursing Education Scholarship Recipients

RVNAhealth is proud to announce Christine Palmer, RN, BSN and John Apinis, RN, as the inaugural recipients of the Couri Nursing Education Scholarship.  The Couri Scholarship was established in January
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Beware the Innocent Flip Flop

When you think of the scourges of summer, mosquitoes, ticks and dizzying heat are probably among the first annoyances that come to mind. But another health hazard that affects countless
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Welcome to RVNA Class of 7/29/19

Welcome aboard to the RVNA Class of 7/29/19. Yesterday, seven new team members were treated to a full-day orientation, getting the full rundown on all RVNA services and departments. The
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A Healthier Take on Summer BBQ

Q:  We love hosting summer cookouts. How can we make our favorite barbecue foods healthier? A:  To put a fresh and healthy spin on your cookouts, skip the hot dogs,
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Ava Safir, JD, MS, RDN Joins RVNAhealth Nutrition Team

RVNAhealth is pleased to announce that Ava Safir, JD, MS, RDN, has joined our team as a Registered Dietitian. In this role, Ava will join RVNAhealth’s registered dietitian and nutrition
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Deep Dive Into … Water

We know! We need to drink more water. Every single day without fail and a single cup won’t do. Correct? Correct. For those of us who hydrate regularly, we know
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Eating for Brain Health

June 2018: Eating for Brain Health My family has a history of Alzheimer’s Disease. I’ve read about different diets that can help reduce the risk. What are they and do