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RVNAhealth Honors Inaugural ‘Directors Emeritus’

This month, RVNAhealth bestowed a special honor, and brand new title, on two cherished members of our Board, who have steered and served RVNAhealth with intelligence, wisdom, and deep affection for many decades.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Casey Energy

This month, we checked in with Shane Casey, President, and Linda Queenan, VP Sales and Marketing, at Casey Energy, longtime friends and supporters of RVNAhealth.
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What is Spiritual Care?

As part of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November, RVNAhealth has celebrated the work of our multi-disciplinary Hospice team. In addition to expert medical professionals, our Hospice team includes social workers, care managers, musical therapists, bereavement and spiritual care experts, and volunteers. Here, we explore the role of spiritual care.
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Stronger Together to Serve You Better

We are proud to announce that RVNAhealth has officially merged with Bethel Visiting Nurse Association and New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice. The merge was made official on Friday, November 20 by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, which oversees the three Medicare-certified agencies. The single agency will now operate as RVNAhealth with the primary location in Ridgefield CT and a branch office in New Milford. The new RVNAhealth serves 36 towns in Connecticut, located in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties.
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Now That’s Aromatherapy!

It's not every day you find a group of colonial women abuzz in your kitchen, but we had that pleasure today at RVNAhealth as Keeler Tavern volunteers took hold of the RVNAhealth Teaching Kitchen for their annual making of the Cranberry Chutney. What a treat!
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A Primer on Palliative Care

November is Hospice and Palliative Care month. And while palliative and hospice care share a kindred approach and certain commonalities, they are also distinct and independent practices. There are approximately 90 million people living with a serious illness in the U.S., and it is estimated that 6 million could benefit from palliative care. So what is palliative care?
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RVNAhealth’s Theresa Santoro wins 2020 Judith Hriceniak Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership

RVNAhealth is extremely proud of our President and CEO, Theresa Santoro, who most deservedly earned the 2020 Judith Hriceniak award. And we are also proud of how graciously she handled
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About the Judith Hriceniak Award

The annual CAHCH Judith Hriceniak Award for Nursing Leadership award, presented to Theresa Santoro in 2020, is a true tribute to both its recipient and its namesake. Here is a
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Aren’t Safety and Independence on Everybody’s Holiday Wish List?

With the pandemic encouraging increased time indoors, and continued distancing from family and friends, a personal medical alert system can offer independence and safety.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Ryer Associates

Above: Three generations of support. Left: Jeff (seated with wife, Laurie) and Gus (standing) Ryer at the RVNAhealth Spring Breakfast. Right: Mike Ryer with RVNAhealth President & CEO Theresa Santoro.
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Say ‘Boo’ to the Flu!

More than just a cute phrase, Say 'Boo' to the Flu! is a grant-funded program by VNAA and Clorox, aimed to make flu vaccines easy and accessible to busy families.
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Leave Falling to the Leaves

In the U.S., more than 1 of 4 people aged 65 and older will experience a fall each year and, sadly, an older adult dies from a fall every 20 minutes. But falling is not an inevitability. There are tools and exercises available to reduce risk and increase safety.
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Que Sera Sera: RVNAhealth Hosts Concert at Wilton Meadows

On Thursday, October 15, RVNAhealth hosted an outdoor concert for hospice patients and their families at Wilton Meadows. Featuring such musical treasures as Que Sera Sera, Let It Be, and Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, it was perfect entertainment on a glorious autumn afternoon.
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RVNAhealth Hosting Special 65+ Flu Clinics

RVNAhealth will host a series of special flu clinics from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for those 65 years+ only at RVNAhealth.
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To Know Them is To Love Them

October is National Physical Therapy (PT) month but at RVNAhealth our physical therapists are celebrated every day of the year by the patients they treat.
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Have You Trained Your Brain Lately?

Keeping your brain fit is as important as keeping your body fit. From RVNAhealth Rehab team members Cheryl Rafferty and Theresa Swift, here are some ways to keep your brain “in the game.”