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Category Archives: Hospice Services

VNA Hospice Awarded Quail Valley Charities Grant for Camp Chrysalis

Since its inception in 2001, Quail Valley Charities has dedicated their funding to selected non-profit organizations and programs in Indian River County, which focuses solely on children and their education. The first year witnessed the creation of the Charity Cup, a two-day golf tournament, which raised a total of $120,000 – all of which was donated to 12 specifically chosen…

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Your gift offered comfort to a family in need

What makes hospice exceptional is its approach of not just caring for the patient, but also for the family. Hospice addresses their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This surprised Fran Amy when her mother, Catherine, became a VNA Hospice patient after her mental and physical health declined. Like many, Fran assumed hospice was for the last days of life and…

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A ‘Place for Remembering’ Unveiled at VNA Hospice House

The VNA recently unveiled the new tribute area entitled “A Place for Remembering” at the VNA Hospice House. Local families who gave a tribute to honor the memories of their loved ones were invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. “A Place for Remembering” was made possible through the donation of philanthropists Lou and John Furrer, who wanted to…

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VNA’s Camp Chrysalis children’s bereavement day camp happening April 29th

Do you know a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one? If they are an Indian River County resident, they are eligible for VNA Hospice’s Camp Chrysalis, a one-day bereavement retreat for children. The no-cost camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29th at the Intergenerational Recreation Center (1590 9th St. SW,…

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VNA expands music therapy program with second board-certified therapist

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) announces the hiring of its second board-certified music therapist, Mabel Ortiz, MM, MT-BC. Ortiz joins the VNA as the organization prepares to enter its third year offering the only music therapy program in Indian River County staffed by board-certified therapists. The VNA’s music therapy program provides physical, emotional and spiritual support and offers a compassionate…

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‘Remembering Our Favorite Things: Grief During the Holidays’ VNA offer no-cost community workshop on Nov. 29

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold a free community workshop for those dealing with grief during the holiday season. ‘Remembering our Favorite Things: Grief During the Holidays’ will take place on Tuesday, November 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Intergenerational Center, located at 1590 9th Street SW, in Vero Beach. The VNA welcomes all community members coping…

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Honor the loss of a loved one with VNA’s ‘Trees of Remembrance’ on display Nov. 14 – Dec. 28

This holiday season from November 14th to December 28th, a Tree of Remembrance will be at VNA Hospice’s Hidden Treasures thrift stores at both their Vero Beach (656 21st Street) and Sebastian (11646 US HWY 1) locations. The Trees of Remembrance allow visitors to honor loved ones lost by decorating the tree with a card displaying the name of their…

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‘Our Favorite Things’: VNA Hosts Holiday Bereavement Day Camp for children who have lost a loved one

Do you know a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one? If they are an Indian River County resident, they are eligible for VNA Hospice’s Camp Chrysalis, a one-day bereavement retreat for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The no-cost camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19th…

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The Visiting Nurse Association honors the community’s loss of loved ones

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold its next Ceremony of Remembrance on Tuesday, September 27th at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 2555 58th Avenue in Vero Beach. The VNA welcomes all community members who have experienced a loss to honor their loved one at the non-denominational ceremony. The bi-annual remembrance event will also honor the patients…

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Coping as a caregiver

Coping as a Caregiver At some stage in our life, most of us will find ourselves in the role of ‘caregiver’. Some of us helped care for younger siblings growing up, or, in the unfortunate situation of caring for a family member with an illness, or unable to care for themselves. Caring comes naturally to some, but even in those…

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