Give up the Guilt

March 9, 2017 | Blog Post

When You Help Move Mom or Dad into Assisted Living By Theresa Pichelmeyer, Valley VNA President & CEO   We often feel guilty in the process of planning and moving…

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The Neenah Public Library is for Lifelong Learning

February 24, 2017 | Blog Post

10 Enriching (and Free) Activities for Seniors and Their Friends By Gretchen Raab, Director, Neenah Public Library Life enrichment activities are for everyone. We meet new friends, are exposed to…

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What Would Love Do?

February 2, 2017 | Blog Post

How to Find Family Consensus on Behalf of an Aging Loved One By Rev. John McFadden, Valley VNA Chaplain During a continuing education event for primary care physicians, those attending…

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How To Avoid Falls At Home: A Simple Safety Checklist

January 25, 2017 | Blog Post

By Pat Hoogervorst, R.N., Clinical Services Director, Valley VNA Senior Services  Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we tend to move around without consciously thinking about…

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How to Help an Elderly Neighbor

January 19, 2017 | Blog Post

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe By Colleen Harvot, Valley VNA Director of In-Home Care As a neighbor to an elder, you’ve probably noticed that older people tend to have regular…

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Warding off the Winter Blues

January 13, 2017 | Blog Post

10 Ideas to Help Seniors with Seasonal Depression By Colleen Harvot, Valley VNA Director of In-Home Care The winter blues can strike a person of any age, but there are…

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A Gift Of Peace: Prepare An Essential Documents Box For Your Family

December 9, 2016 | Blog Post

By Joe McGrane, Valley VNA board member and Executive Vice President at Legacy Private Trust Whether you are thinking about a gift to give your family this holiday season, or…

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Loneliness is a Public Health Concern: Nurturing the Link Between Body & Soul

November 1, 2016 | Blog Post

By Candice Freese, Valley VNA Wellness Coordinator Even in the midst of a crowd, we can still feel alone and disconnected. When our human need for deep, meaningful, and consistent…

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Breast Cancer Prevention: What’s Under Our Control?

October 25, 2016 | Blog Post

By Theresa Pichelmeyer, Valley VNA President & CEO I recently saw a funny and entirely accurate post on Facebook. It said, “I don’t have ducks. And they are not in…

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The Art Of The Matter: Art Therapy Helps Seniors Create And Communicate

October 18, 2016 | Blog Post

By Carrie Esselman, Therapeutic Recreational Specialist at Valley VNA In a previous blog, we explained how music therapy can unlock parts of a person’s brain that still functions despite the…

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