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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading

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 June (6/10, 6/17, and 6/24) from 9:00am – 10:30am. Additional clinics will be added in July if needed. These limited appointments are reserved especially for kids with special mental, physical, or emotional needs.  The light, clean environment of the RVNAhealth Center for Exceptional Care, paired with the skill and experience of RVNAhealth nurses, offers a calming environment and experience for vaccine recipients.

Appointments may be made here.

Please contact Stephanie Collins at 203-438-5555 x1012 with questions or for further information. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered, and second dose vaccines will be offered three weeks following the first dose.

These clinics are being offered as part of RVNAhealth’s mission to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals and communities without easy access, or with more complicated situations.  This initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Barker Welfare Foundation, Ridgefield Fresh Air Fund and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

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 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech) will be offered from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the RVNAhealth table in front of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance at 440 Main Street. No pre-appointments are being scheduled —interested families may walk up, or schedule a time at the RVNAhealth booth on the day of the fair.  Parents/guardians must be present and a 15-30 minute monitoring time will follow the administration of the vaccine.

While IDs and insurance are not required to receive the vaccine, we do ask that those with insurance bring their cards to help cover the costs of vaccine administration.

With over 15,000 COVID-19 vaccines already administered, and thousands of flu shots under our belt each year, the RVNAhealth nursing team is especially experienced and sensitive to the concerns of kids and shots.  Even at a springtime street fair, we are committed to a calm, efficient and pleasant experience. Post vaccine treats will most certainly be offered.

RVNAhealth will not be back out on Main Street for second doses three weeks following these vaccines, but we’ll work with all attendees to schedule your second vaccine.  Please contact RVNAhealth at 203-438-5555 x1012 with any questions.

This initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Barker Welfare Foundation, Ridgefield Fresh Air Fund, and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.