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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.  

Caring Matters

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 


Spring 2020 — Special Edition: Donor Report

  • Your support brings life-changing health care into people’s homes and the community
  • From butter and eggs stores to pioneers in home health care: Ames Nursing Foundation and the power of planned gifts
  • Donor remembers wife and honors hospice team for making their lives better while facing heart failure
  • 2019 by the numbers
  • Honor Roll, Employee Giving, 25th Anniversary Campaign for the Tippett Home, and Thanks for Caring Society Honorees


Winter 2020

  • RN turns to VNA Care colleagues for support after total hip replacement
  • In memory of Gloria Powaza, retired CEO of VNA of Worcester
  • Woburn Friends' 22nd annual Step Out for Hospice raises vital funds for end-of-life care
  • You can make a difference: 25th anniversary campaign for Tippett Home
  • Newlyweds celebrate good fortune by donating in honor of wedding
  • Worcester volunteers' fall fundraiser gathers community in support of home health, hospice
  • Respite can help you care for yourself when caring for another
  • 14th annual Heroes in Health Care Gala raises $340,000
  • Cranes and crafts among passions grandmother shares at Rose Monahan Hospice Home


Fall 2019

  • Defining quality of life makes all the difference for couple facing cancer
  • Visiting nurse painting to go on public display
  • VNA Care celebrates centennial in Leominster
  • North Shore Community Cabinet raised nearly $45,000 for home health at annual benefit
  • Supporters gather to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Tippett Home
  • Fall special events
  • VNA Care honored with post-acute stroke quality improvement award
  • Know the signs, get help fast to increase chance of recovery from stroke
  • VNA Care recognized for commitment to exceptional home health and hospice care
  • Donors choose how to make an impact
  • VNA Care's home health team tackles extreme shoulder pain, diabetes, and more 


Summer 2019 — Special Edition: Donor Report

  • Thank you for making our mission of caring possible!
  • Because of you in 2018...
  • Hospice patient becomes Justice of the Peace, reaches goals with support of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Learning to walk again with VNA Care
  • Honor Roll, Employee Giving, Bequest Society, and Thanks for Caring Society Honorees


Spring 2019

  • Volunteer brings personal experiences to his work on behalf of hospice
  • Continuing the legacy of compassion and caring: Campaign for the 25th Anniversary of the Tippett Home
  • Keep Well clinics support seniors in maintaining good health and independence
  • From your letters
  • Dr. and Mrs. Kaulbach to be honored for community service at annual North Shore Spring Benefit
  • Health care leaders honored at gala for home health and hospice care, over $250,000 raised
  • Nurse specialist's expertise in wound care helped retired LPN back to health after surgery


Winter 2019

  • Hospice team helps patients and loved ones focus on life
  • Ribbon cuttings celebrate new Acton/Concord and Dorchester offices
  • Volunteers organize first Halloween On Ice for home health, hospice, and Monahan Home
  • Needham Area Cabinet hosts 5th benefit for VNA Care and Tippett Home
  • Take steps to reduce your risk for a fall and fall-related injuries
  • Woburn Friends and the community gather for 21st annual Step Out for Hospice Walk and Run
  • Family donates a piece of nursing history
  • From Your Letters
  • Former visiting nurse experiences what it's like to be a home health care patient 


Fall 2018

  • Kindness and compassion of hospice staff and volunteers inspire family to give back
  • North Shore Cabinet's Kentucky Derby Party raised over $43,000 for home health care
  • Congressman McGovern meets with VNA Care
  • Join us at an upcoming benefit and make a difference in the health of our communities
  • Physical Therapist helps patient bounce back after knee replacement


Spring 2018

  • Music therapy among the ways hospice supports families and celebrates life
  • RN turns to a nurse specialist to support her recovery from cancer surgery
  • VNA Care welcomes Chaffee as CEO and Advani as board chair
  • Yoffies' bequest supports cardiac and other educational opportunities for clinicians
  • Your legacy makes a difference
  • Heroes in Health Care Gala celebrated innovations in medicine and raised vital funds for home health care
  • 110 years of Visiting Nurses on the North Shore
  • Getting started with advance care planning


Winter 2017-2018

  • Volunteer finds nothing more rewarding than supporting hospice
  • VNA Care President and CEO Mary Ann O'Connor to retire
  • Medicare "report card" gives VNA Hospice & Palliative Care straight A's 
  • VNA Care Network & VNA of Boston named to HomeCare Elite 2017 top agencies
  • Donors choose how to make an impact
  • Supporters gather to celebrate Worcester anniversaries, build future of home health and hospice care 
  • More than 300 walkers and runners Step Out for Hospice
  • Longtime board member donates stock to support home health and hospice care
  • VNA of Boston's Heroes in Health Care
  • Needham area volunteers host most successful benefit to date
  • Patient credits speedy recovery from hip replacement to VNA Care's home health team
  • Mayors recognize VNA Care's contributions to the community 


Fall 2017

  • VNA Care team gets mother of the groom to the wedding
  • Hospice residence a "paradise" where family makes cherished memories
  • Staff, volunteers accept key to the city
  • VNA of Boston names annual Heroes in Health Care
  • New England Coffee's 25th annual Charity Golf Classic brews support for hospice
  • Celebrating a history of caring  
  • Former vice president shows her support for home health and hospice care by joining bequest society
  • Are your vaccinations up to date?
  • Volunteers raise nearly $50,000 with Kentucky Derby Party to help home health care patients

Spring 2017

  • Family remembers mom's love of life and "amazing" hospice team who cared for her
  • Yoffies' legacy advances patient care through clinical education
  • VNA Care awarded re-accreditation
  • VNA of Worcester celebrates 125th, Rose Monahan Hospice Home marks 20th anniversary
  • 11th annual Heroes in Health Care Gala funds vital home health care
  • Woburn Friends accept National Hospice Month proclamation
  • Spring cleaning: how to safely dispose of unused medications
  • Longtime supporter becomes first-time patient, gets back to work with joint replacement therapy
  • Total Joint Replacement Program takes home gold

Winter 2016-2017

  • Palliative care makes world brighter for couple facing cancer
  • More Cool Hot Jazz supports home health and hospice care
  • Volunteer brings kindness to hospice patients and families
  • Gifts of stock and other securities offer tax savings
  • Hundreds Step Out for Hospice during 19th annual event
  • Worcester area volunteers spearhead fourth annual Halloween fundraiser 
  • State's first hospice residence celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Reflect before trying to break a habit's hold on your life
  • Honoring three Heroes in Health Care
  • State Senate salutes you!

Summer 2016

  • Architect finds calling as hospice residence caregiver
  • Your caring makes history: Country's first VNA celebrates 130 years of compassionate care
  • Great-grandmother overcomes serious fall with support of home health team
  • Chronicle features hospice, Monahan Home's role in improving quality of life at the end of life
  • CEO named to advisory board
  • New England Coffee Charity Golf Classic a hole-in-one for hospice care
  • North Shore Community Cabinet's Spring Fling secures over $40,000 for home health care
  • Four steps older adults should take to prevent falls
  • Anytime, anywhere exercises to improve balance 
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