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Innovative Solutions

Music Therapy Finding Innovative Solutions to Serve VNA Patients Guest blogger: Mabel Ortiz, Music Therapist Many things have changed. Our routines have been disrupted. Normalcy looks different now. Connecting with others also appears different, and this is especially true at this time when we are faced by the unique limitations during the current pandemic. In addition to washing our hands…

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Leading by Example

Volunteers In Their Finest Hour  Kim S., one of VNA’s Volunteer Coordinators and a hospice aide, has decided to wear a few different hats with the greater good driving her passion. Kim usually works at the Hidden Treasure stores where she supports our volunteers, but due to our store closures and volunteer services suspensions she volunteered to work, even weekends,…

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Recognizing Our VNA Family Members

In these unprecedented times we’d like to thank our ever-faithful VNA staff who are helping serve our community and patients in a less than usual role for themselves. We are so grateful for the work you’ve been doing ‘above and beyond’ your regular duties to help meet the needs of so many. Richard B., on the finance team, is a…

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VNA’s Music Therapy program turns 5!

Guest blogger: Mabel Ortiz, Music Therapist Birthdays are special, and an occasion to celebrate! The VNA Music Therapy program is celebrating 5 years and we’d like to commemorate this landmark with you by reflecting on the milestones we’ve achieved along the way. July 2014 Music therapy program proposal was submitted by music therapist Moreen Burkart, MT-BC to the Visiting Nurse…

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Flu Season is Still Here

Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet with the flu. Our area has seen an increase in seasonal flu activity, so if you haven’t had your flu vaccine, don’t wait any longer, get your flu vaccine now! Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold.…

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Collective Grief: How to process grief during public tragedies

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he? ~from It’s A Wonderful Life   Guest Blogger: Mabel Ortiz, Music Therapist Many of us have been impacted by the news about Kobe Bryant’s passing and we are trying to make sense of our feelings. We are trying…

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