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Sponsor Spotlight: Ancona’s Wines & Liquor — Quality, Community, Collegiality

On Saturday, April 20, Ancona’s Wines & Liquors will be hosting an “RVNA Giveback Day,” a special day during which 10% of the proceeds from Ancona’s sales at its Governor Street store will be donated to RVNA. This is the second edition of this event and it’s quintessential “Ancona
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It’s All About the ADLs: Introducing Occupational Therapy

There is a funny blog item out there in which Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) are filing for divorce. While the piece is satirical, the message is clear. The two therapies have long been paired together, often appearing inseparable, but in fact their differences ar
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The H Word — Understanding Hospice

The word “hospice” is often misunderstood. Feared even. It’s a word that can stall conversations and introduce discomfort. Yet it’s a word that comes from “hospes,” which in Latin means both “guest” and “host,” and which is at the root of many beautiful words of welcome and care: hosp
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Sponsor Spotlight: How Do You Spell ‘Partner’?

Partnership. Noun. The state of being a partner.   P-A-R-T-N-E-R-S-H-I-P If you attended the recent RVNA Spelling Bee, you would have noted that Fairfield County Bank was the title sponsor of this annual fundraising event, responsible in large part for bringing the Bee to life since 2
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Happy NNM!

RVNA Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Educator, Meg Whitbeck, MS RDN, shares lessons from her recent 30-day no-sugar streak March is National Nutrition Month  – a month dedicated to educating the public on the importance of sound eating habits for lifelong health. While there seems
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Mind Games Worth Playing

Mind Games Worth Playing Preparing for the RVNA Spelling Bee — or just keeping that brain of yours agile On Wednesday evening, March 6 at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 14 intrepid adults and 1 undaunted high school student will take the stage to compete in the annual RVNA Spelling B
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Meet the RVNA Staff

Wednesday, February 13: Our weekly RVNA Staffer of the Week column is being temporarily pre-empted as we focus on our spectacular 2019 RVNA Spelling Bee.  Please enjoy some of our former staff Q & As below and don’t forget to get tickets for the Bee!       Tak
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Take a Moment to Meet…Courtney Mead

Although Courtney Mead has only been with RVNA clinical care coordination just short of a year, it’s difficult to recall a time when she was not a part of the team. With a personal focus on helping others, this role was the perfect fit for Courtney right from the start. She list
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Health Hath No Snow Days

  Health care needs don’t defer to the calendar or the weather forecast.  Babies are born in the most blinding of blizzards and appendixes don’t wait until Monday at 9:00am to burst. Likewise, the needs of RVNA patients don’t go on hold for holidays or storms. RVNA understands, e
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Measles: Should We Worry?

The word “outbreak” is an alarming one, particularly in relation to measles, so it’s important to understand what it means, and what it means to you, before reacting. Let’s start with the facts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an &#
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