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“The VNA's Vermont Respite House is unbelievable in its environment and loving care for both the patient at the end of his or her life and the relatives.”

Ann Wheeler Weathers
Daughter of VNA Co-Founder Julia Smith Wheeler

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Hospice Memorial Service


You are invited to join us for our:

VNA End-of-Life Care Services Annual Memorial Service

Sunday, Nov. 2
3:00 pm

Held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society at 152 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT, this memorial service is a time to remember loved ones served by our end-of-life care programs. An opportunity will be offered during the program to light a candle in memory of your loved one. For more information, please contact Ally Parker, VNA Grief and Bereavement Coordinator, at 802 860-4410 or parker@vnacares.org.


VNA Blog

Boots-on-the-Ground Perspective

July 28, 2014

Social worker, case manager, advocate, friendly face, interested listener, teacher, health care provider. Saint. These are but some of the "faces" of the two providers I followed during the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties' Community Visits program.

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Being a Dad

May 30, 2014

My partner, Dana, and my son, Ezra, and I were sitting around at my mom's house eating dinner. My cousin had just had a baby, so the discussion moved to how hard it is to transition into the role of being a parent, even if it is something you have planned and wanted and dreamed of for a long time. Being a dad to Ezra has intensified every aspect of my life - I have reached levels of joy, love and peace I had never imagined possible.

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