Meet Paul

January 12, 2018 | Blog Post

Meet Paul, new Valley VNA Board Member When you first meet Paul Verbeten, you see how he was in the glee club in college at UW-LaCrosse. He moves and speaks confidently and exudes a kind of energy best described as motivational. As he recounted his career path prior to his…

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Meet Gabrielle

January 3, 2018 | Valley VNA Voice

Oshkosh is my hometown where I was born and raised with my three sisters, me being the second oldest. In the summer we would go for the long six hour car trip to visit my great Aunt and Uncle who lived in Herbster.  They never had kids so they had…

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Meet Marion

November 22, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born on my family’s farm in October 1925.  Our family had 300 acres on French and Ballard Rd, which is now County Hwy OO.  Mom and Dad lived on the farm to help work it with my grandparents.  I was the oldest of seven born; four girls and…

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Give The Gift Of Joy: 7 Holiday Gift Ideas For Seniors

November 11, 2017 | Blog Post

By Carrie Esselman, Therapeutic Recreational Specialist at Valley VNA Whether an older person still lives at home or she has moved into an apartment or assisted living complex, chances are she wants more joy and not more stuff. If you are planning your holiday gift giving, consider these presents for…

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Meet Trevor

November 10, 2017 | Valley VNA Voice

I was born in Appleton and grew up in Hortonville with my parents, two brothers and my two sisters. I am the 2nd youngest of us five.  Growing up, our family was very close and lived by the family farm.  Our house along with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins…

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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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