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Category Archives: Community Services

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

As summer wraps up, it’s a good time to review what immunizations you and your family need, especially if you have young children. This is because immunizations are required for children entering kindergarten and seventh grade, as well as high school students entering college in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health website. The Florida Department of Health in…

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March Is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month, the ideal time to focus on practicing healthy eating habits. For some great suggestions, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Eat Right Toolkit. Here you’ll find practical advice on how to maintain a healthy diet, everything from ‘Twenty ways to enjoy more fruits and vegetables’ – like a yummy veggie wrap with roasted vegetables…

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to focus on your cardiovascular health – and there’s a lot you can do to help maintain a healthy heart. Let’s begin with your diet. It’s really important to eat healthy, as in eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. You also need to know what not to eat, or at least what to…

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New Year’s Resolutions & How to Keep Them

It’s that time of year again, time to implement your New Year’s resolutions. January ushers in a great opportunity for a clean slate. Tabula Rasa. And who doesn’t like another chance at a fresh start, a chance to take that pottery class, shed those pounds, drink less alcohol, exercise more, find a job, find a partner or be a better…

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Thank you, Veterans!

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to thank all VNA team members and volunteers who are veterans. VNA places a high importance on veterans and is a participant in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s ‘We Honor Veterans’ program. In this way, we meet the unique needs for veteran patients, whether that’s physical, psychological or both. We…

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Celebrating Home Care and Hospice Month

November is Home Care & Hospice Month, the perfect time to recognize VNA home health and hospice team members. These nurses, social workers, home care aides and therapists make such an incredible difference to patients and their families throughout Indian River and Brevard counties. Just last year, VNA home health care workers made multiple visits to nearly 5,300 patients –…

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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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