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Donor Newsletters

Caring Matters features stories about the ways your generosity impacts the lives of people throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts. The newsletter also includes health tips, special events, and updates from VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston, and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care. To receive a print version of the newsletter, email your name and address to our Fund Development Office.
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Caring Matters

Spring 2024

  • Couple turns to VNA Care for cardiac care while recovering from left ventricular assist device surgery and awaiting heart transplant
  • Your impact in action
  • Recognizing extraordinary care through Thanks for Caring Society
  • Behind the scenes with Freida Gathingo, RN
  • Former board chair leaves a legacy of caring for the community
  • Hospice making it possible for Marine Corps Veteran to remain at home


Fall 2023

  • Retired nurse heals from physical, emotional trauma with support and encouragement of VNA Care’s home health clinicians
  • Celebrating the impact of donors and clinicians on the health of our community
  • VNA Care achieves four-star rating in We Honor Veterans
  • Heroes in Health Care raised $257,000
  • 26th annual Step Out for Hospice rallies community in support of end-of-life care
  • VNA Care nurse specialist named Clinician of the Year for Massachusetts
  • State tax deduction back after 20-year hiatus
  • Family’s charitable support honors beloved wife, mother and recognizes extraordinary care provided by Rose Monahan Hospice Home staff


Summer 2023

  • Physical therapist helps patients reach healthcare goals, reclaim lives
  • RN became patient's "rock" throughout debilitating health ordeal
  • VNA Care to honor Heroes in Health Care at annual signature gala
  • Needham area celebrates milestone benefit 
  • 26th annual Step Out for Hospice walk/run
  • Couple finds comfort, compassion, and support with VNA Care's hospice 
  • Tickets on sale now for Celebration of Caring
  • North Shore benefit recognizes clinicians, raises funds for patient care
  • Family cherishes "long goodbye" at home with beloved husband, father 


Spring 2023

  • Sisters find loving, supportive, respectful environment for final days together at VNA Care’s Rose Monahan Hospice Home
  • Your impact in action
  • Nurse supports her patients throughout their health care journey
  • Doris Lynch leaves her legacy with VNA Care’s hospice
  • Celebrating home health and hospice clinicians’ extraordinary care
  • Patient recovers, returns to career he loves through expert care of RN
  • Hospice nurse encourages people to “enjoy the dash” and celebrate life


Winter 2023

  • Home health care team’s collaborative approach helps young patient begin healing after traumatic accident leads to functional quadriplegia
  • Hospice team brings comfort and peace to U.S. Marine Corps veteran
  • Nurse dedicates career to helping patients remain healthy at home
  • Hospice aide “in tune” with patients to provide personalized care
  • Nurse, home health patient finds excellence in care at VNA Care
  • Step Out for Hospice marks 25 years of raising vital funds for end-of-life care
  • From your emails and letters
  • Start a reverse bucket list to cultivate gratitude


Fall 2022

  • Retired professor has “debt of gratitude” to VNA Care and donates to support essential patient care that he’s experienced for himself
  • Heroes in Health Care Gala raises $246,000
  • Celebration of Caring marks 25th anniversary of Rose Monahan Hospice Home, raises vital funds for home health and hospice care
  • Donor gives monthly in memory of aunt and to support end-of-life care
  • Needham area benefit a huge success
  • Hospice leader focused on meeting each patient’s unique needs, goals


Summer 2022

  • Couple learns to manage chronic condition, remain together at home
  • Fall benefits
  • Supporters celebrate and make a difference at North Shore benefit
  • Rose Monahan Hospice Home marks milestone anniversary: 25 years of compassionate care to patients, loved ones during end-of-life journey


Spring 2022

  • Hospice team’s attention to all the “little things” makes an enormous difference to retired priest, family during last months together
  • Creating your legacy through a planned gift to VNA Care
  • Hospice home marks 25th anniversary
  • 2021: A year in service
  • 2022 Events Calendar  
  • Hospice nurse’s “gentle way” enables patients to live fully at end of life
  • Clinics, support groups promote well-being 
  • Social workers help patients, families navigate challenges that arise during illness, injury or advancing age
  • Thanks for Caring Society celebrates extraordinary care
  • Home health patient finds hope in VNA Care’s compassionate clinicians


Winter 2022

  • VNA Care clinicians "a light in a very dark tunnel" for family after stroke
  • Families and friends Step Out for Hospice at 24th annual walk and run
  • Needham Area Community Cabinet hosts 8th annual benefit for home health and hospice
  • Volunteer gives back the love, care given to her sister by hospice team
  • Seven ways to help maintain your brain health through healthy lifestyles
  • Celebration of Caring raises critical support for patient care and Rose Monahan Home
  • Nursing and physical therapy students gain experiences, insight into the field of home-based health care
  • Patients, families share gratitude
  • Heroes in Health Care celebrates vision and hope
  • Hospice helps family matriarch live the way she wanted at the end of life 


Fall 2021

  • VNA Care helps fulfill WWII vet’s wish to return home
  • Telemonitoring with SmartHeart
  • North Shore Community Cabinet’s virtual garden party raised vital funds for local home health and hospice care
  • Advice for dancing your way to better brain health
  • Physical therapist turns to VNA Care colleagues when husband needs rehab, nursing after knee replacements


Spring 2021 — Special Edition: Donor Report

  • Board member leaves legacy of service to others
  • Honor Roll of Donors 
  • Matching gifts multiply giving
  • Great-grandmother overcomes COVID-19 with VNA Care
  • Together we stood up to COVID-19
  • 2020: A year in service
  • Hospice team helps mother and daughter depend their relationship during last months together
  • Social worker finds hope and resiliency in end-of-life care
  • Donors honor VNA Care staff for their dedication
  • RN sees strength and compassion in home health nursing 


Winter 2021

  • VNA Care nurse specialist helps patient overcome five-year health crisis
  • Community came together during virtual events for home health, hospice
  • Behind the scenes of Grateful for You 


Fall 2020

  • No slowing down for 84-year-old with VNA Care's nurses in his corner
  • Flu vaccination more important than ever to lower risk, protect resources
  • Making a difference in lives of patients, families
  • Together, we stand up to the challenge of COVID-19
  • Empty nester finds second act as hospice nurse caring for terminally ill


June 2020

  • Thank you for supporting frontline home health and hospice clinicians
  • Nurse reflects on caring for home health patients during the pandemic
  • Gift planning provides benefits to donors while supporting charity
  • You can make a difference for VNA Care's frontline nurses and clinicians 
  • Hospice team brings comfort, connection to families facing end of life
  • Philanthropist leaves important legacy to benefit the community