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Deep Dive Into .. Water

We know! We need to drink more water. Every single day without fail and a single cup won’t do. Correct? Correct. For those of us who hydrate regularly, we know our bodies catch on. The more water we drink, the more we like it, the better we feel, the more we want it. When we’re low, w
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Anne Cofone, RN, MSN, LCSW, joins RVNA as Hospice Clinical Supervisor

RVNA is pleased to announce that Anne Cofone, RN, MSN, LCSW, has joined our Hospice team as Hospice Clinical Supervisor.  In this role, Cofone is responsible for day-to-day operational oversight and management of the Hospice staff.  She brings significant clinical and social work skil
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The Salad Days of Summer

  In the summertime, we like to keep it fresh and simple.  This year, we’re kicking off the season with salad. Easy to make, easy to eat, and delicious to boot, salads are fast, inexpensive, and versatile. “Salads can get a bad rap,” says Meg Whitbeck, MS RDN, RVNA’s
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Don’t Forget the Imodium!

If you’re vacationing in the US and forget to pack something, it’s generally resolvable without too much difficulty.  But that’s not always the case when traveling further afield.  Say on safari, where forgetting your mosquito net or your daily prescription medicine might have more se
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What’s Your Number?

Moonlighting at the RVNA Health Fair, Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, President and CEO (at right), administered over 80 blood pressure (BP) screenings to attendees. As she observed, “It was very satisfying to see people so invested in their health and truly curious about what their n
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Having the Care Conversation

Planning ahead can be both exciting and satisfying, especially when it involves something you’re looking forward to, like a fabulous vacation or a good nap!  At other times, however, it introduces topics that can be sensitive or difficult. Take, for example, the ‘care conv
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Place Your Bets on RVNA

If you’re a fan of RVNA, and you’re hankering for a fun night out, we have an idea for you. The Second Annual Ridgefield Charity Poker Tournament hosted by the Ridgefield Library. Here’s how it works: all players compete on behalf of their favorite charity. In your c
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Getting Started with Caregivers

Every day, RVNA’s Melissa Woodhouse, RRT, MOT, OTR/L and Deidre Sommerer, LPN, MS, spend time speaking and meeting with families who find themselves in the position of arranging care and aides for a loved one who has begun to encounter challenges with living independently. “Sometimes
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Meet the Therapists

Meet Sri Desiraju Sri Desiraju is a man of few words (in his written responses below, at least!), but we’ll tell you this — his patients LOVE him. Effusively. RVNA gets regular letters and phone calls from Sri’s fans singing his praises. Where did you grow up and whe
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Meet the Therapists, cont…

Meet Danielle Taibi Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I grew up in lower Westchester County, lived in Manhattan for 9 years and Los Angeles for 3 years. I’ve lived in Ridgefield for 6 years now. How long have you been at RVNA? Going on 3 years. What brought you he
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