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Category Archives: Community Services

Flu Season Is Back

Fall has officially begun, and flu season is back. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have forgotten about the many other common illnesses we face, including the flu. While you’re masking up and getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, you should also receive the flu vaccination. Get ahead of the curve and get your flu shot now! Influenza (commonly…

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National Health Care Decisions Day

April 16th is National Health Care Decisions Day. In the past, this may have been an article you skimmed; however, due to the way our lives have been affected by COVID-19, we’re realizing how very quickly life can change in an instant. Families and young adults are realizing the importance of making end-of-life plans, taking the time to figure out…

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Start the year with positive goals!

Everyone participates in New Year’s resolutions. What are some good resolutions for seniors? New Year’s resolutions are a good way of incorporating good habits into our daily lives. For seniors, it’s an opportunity to promote healthy living. Here are some ideas of resolutions to help seniors improve the quality of life. Resolution #1 – Create a safer home environment Falls…

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Know Your Numbers

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Even with staying active, proper nutrition and regular check-ups, it’s important you know you could still be at risk. Diabetes is not a disease that only affects those who are overweight or obese, though weight is a risk factor. Actually, there are two types of diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that…

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­­It’s Hurricane Season – Are You Ready?­­­­­­

Hurricane season officially began on June 1st and ends November 30th. It’s the same every year. The best time to plan for hurricane season is when the weather and your thoughts are clear. Consider a trusted source to get a comprehensive emergency supply list and make your plans now whether you live near the water or inland. If you live…

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Let’s Face This Together

What you need to know about cloth face coverings Cloth face coverings play an essential part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day precautions including social distancing in public settings. It’s not enough to be careful when you are wearing one, you must also know how to keep it sanitary for continual use. Make sure you remove…

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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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VNA Offering “Shoo the Flu” Vaccination Clinics in October

Flu season is officially upon us, and the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast’s (VNA) 26th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program is underway. Public vaccination clinics will be held Mondays from 3 – 5 p.m. and each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at VNA Hidden Treasures Vero Beach (656 21st Street) thru…

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VNA and SAFIR Partner to Promote Proper Disposal of 27,000 Prescription Pills

Thanks to a newly founded partnership with Substance Abuse Free Indian River (SAFIR), the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) has begun deploying Deterra pouches to provide patients and caregivers with a safe, convenient way to properly disposing of prescription pills. “We are excited to partner with VNA, our mission is to keep our community healthy, safe and…

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