Simple joys are best. You could be the reason one of our residents or in-home care clients has a cozy coffee date on a cool fall morning or receives a beautiful bouquet of flowers “just because.” Come to the annual Valley VNA Holiday Avenue bistro and shopping event November 3 and choose a tag from our Giving Tree. Special treats like picnics in the park, Friday fish fries, therapeutic massage sessions, and musical performances at Valley VNA are all made possible with the support of good people who love Valley VNA and our always-bustling Holiday Avenue event.

Man drawing heart in sand

Make plans to attend. The event kicks off at noon with the annual luncheon, a buffet-style bistro lunch, followed by boutique shopping amongst 13 specialty shops, raffles, and door prizes. If an afternoon or evening outing is a better fit for your schedule, Holiday Avenue is also open for Hors d’oeuvres on the Boulevard from 4-7 p.m.

Just the Facts:

Holiday Avenue
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Bistro lunch served noon-3 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres on the Boulevard from 4-7 p.m.
Bridgewood Resort & Conference Center, Neenah
1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, WI 54956
($35 advance/$40 door)

All funds raised support life-enrichment programs for both Valley VNA independent and assisted living residents and in-home care clients. Last year’s Holiday Avenue raised $26,000 to support activities that help our seniors stay engaged, share their wisdom, laugh with friends, and reminisce.

Lyrics & Laughter offers people with dementia a chance to connect through music in two six-week sessions per year. Caregivers are welcome, too, and it’s open to the entire community at no charge. Participants can engage and socialize in a safe and compassionate environment.

Music and Memory is an iPod listening program where families develop playlists of residents’ favorite songs. It is especially helpful in eliciting speech in people with advanced dementia. iTunes gift cards and iPods are funded through Holiday Avenue.

Poetry at Play gives residents the chance to express their emotion through the creation of poems. Classic poems are shared and residents reminisce and respond.

If you are ready to show some love to Valley VNA and the seniors of our community, please buy a ticket to Holiday Avenue and come ready for having (and giving) moments of joy and happiness. Please direct any questions about Holiday Avenue to Tammy Malewski, Valley VNA Marketing and Fund Development Director, at (920) 727-5555 or donate online.