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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2016 Love Light Angel Tree Lighting At Valley VNA

November 22, 2016 | Blog Post

All Is Not Loss: Beyond Death Our Lives Remain Lovingly Woven Together By Rev. John McFadden, M.Div., Chaplain, Valley VNA We are in the midst of planning the 25th annual…

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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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Share The Love: Holiday Avenue 2016 Is Nov. 3

October 7, 2016 | Blog Post

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…

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Thoughts On Valuing, Visiting, And Engaging Friends With Dementia

June 28, 2016 | Blog Post

By Rev. John McFadden, M.Div., Valley VNA chaplain Last week I discussed the only form of friendship that is complete, put forth by Aristotle; that is, the friendship of virtue,…

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Personhood and Spirituality Amidst Dementia

June 22, 2016 | Blog Post

By Rev. John McFadden, M. Div., Valley VNA chaplain Up to half of us are likely to experience varying degrees of forms of dementia, so it is unfortunate that the…

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Good Ideas For Gardening With Seniors

June 7, 2016 | Blog Post

By Gina Larsen, guest I recently spoke to a chef who can trace his passion for food and culinary pursuits all the way back to his Sunday after-church walks with…

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