The Grand Finale: VNA Holiday Avenue 2017 is Nov. 2

October 17, 2017 | Blog Post

This is a very special year as Valley VNA wraps up its successful 15-year run with the Holiday Avenue Finale. Plans for next year’s brand new elegant fundraiser are already in the works, so grab this opportunity while you can, and shop up a storm! Be the reason one of…

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When a Health Crisis Happens on the Road

October 6, 2017 | Blog Post

7 Tips for Handling a Hospital Stay in a Strange Town By Gina Larsen, guest blogger I regularly blog on issues of health care and aging. Many times I interview experts or research topics so I can write helpful articles that advise, guide, and inform. This time, it’s different. I…

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Share a Story in Honor of Assisted Living Week

September 16, 2017 | Blog Post

Families and Stories Are Forever  People do not live forever, but stories can; that’s what makes them so precious. If you think about it, a person is never forgotten as long as his or her story continues to be told. The next time you plan a visit to a friend…

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Meet Pearl H.

September 1, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born at noon on Christmas Day 1927 in Shawano at our family home.  People went to hospitals to have their baby that had money, everyone else stayed home.   My poor mom; I was a 10 lb baby, which is hard to believe since I was 5’1” my entire…

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Help for Seniors with Hearing Loss

August 31, 2017 | Blog Post

5 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy and Engage in Family Gatherings By Mark Conradt, Au.D of Audiology and Hearing Aid Center of Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin People who experience hearing loss have different ways of dealing with this distressing change. Some expect their spouse to repeat everything…

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Valley VNA Gets a Makeover

August 9, 2017 | Blog Post

4 Tools Used in Interior Design for Senior Living Communities By Lissa Rolenc, ASID, Owner and Director of Interior Design at 4Design  Valley VNA is in the midst of a multi-stage renovation of its interior design, and my team was given the opportunity to consult with Valley VNA’s leadership team…

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Shiny New Wheels at Valley VNA

July 24, 2017 | Blog Post

Accessible Activity Van and Bicycle Rickshaws for Residents & Clients By Tammy Malewski, Marketing & Development Director at Valley VNA Senior Care   Our First VAN at VNA It’s been such a happy time at Valley VNA these days. After months of fundraising and research we were proud to accept…

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Namaste Care™ Soothes, Accompanies Elderly People with Dementia

May 30, 2017 | Blog Post

Gentle and Peaceful Activity Reduces Agitation, Increases Quality of Life By Carrie Esselman, Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Valley VNA Namaste is a Hindu word that expresses, “to honor the spirit within.” It’s the perfect name for a meaningful and peaceful practice of accompanying elderly people through the final stages of dementia,…

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Three Things You Should Know About Memorial Day

May 23, 2017 | Blog Post

General John A. Logan crafted Logan’s Order on May 5, 1868, to establish Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day, on May 30 of each year. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country, and they could be used to honor…

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Will I Have to Move Again?

May 5, 2017 | Blog Post

(Part 3) A Financial Blog Series About Assisted Living Funding Sources, Payment Programs, and Possible Pitfalls By Theresa Pichelmeyer, Valley VNA President & CEO  My last two blogs have covered the differences between assisted living and skilled nursing care and how one might pay for assisted living lodging and services….

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