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Children Need to Play Outside

Summer vacation in nearly here, providing a break from the schedules and commitments of the school year.  You can improve your children’s chances of future health and success by making sure they have lots of opportunity to enjoy outside play. The current generation of children differs
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Meet Jessica Gilmore!

One of the nice things about working for RVNA is that the breadth and scope of services allows for different options for those of us who work there. Take Jessica Gilmore, for example. She started at RVNA as a non-medical caregiver for HomeCare by RVNA working in the field and caring f
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Meet Jeff Panepento, MSPT, CSCS, CKTP, CDP

  Physical therapist and sports fan, Jeff Panepento, never seriously considered going into any other career than PT– unless you count his childhood dream of being a professional baseball player. Jeff has been with RVNA for two years, and we think he’s right where he was mea
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Sponsor Spotlight

For Chris Couri, Supporting RVNA is Personal Ridgefield native and business owner, Chris Couri, is part of a family dedicated to supporting local philanthropies. It’s no surprise, then, that he is an active supporter of RVNA. As the co-owner and president of Young’s of Ridgefield fenc
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Safe at Home

RVNA Offers Home Safety Assessments and Modification Plans We all want to feel comfortable and safe in our own homes. But, what’s comfortable and safe for one person may not be for another. And, your safety needs may change throughout your life, particularly if you have a change in yo
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Protect Your Skin this Summer

Spring in New England has finally arrived, and summer is not far behind. We all look forward to spending more time outdoors, which means more time in the sun. The downside is that increased sun exposure brings with it an increased risk of ultraviolet (UV) skin damage, sunburn, and pos
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Introducing … Rosalind Harris

Rosalind Harris is the administrative manager at RVNA. This means that she brings order, process, pragmatism — and often a healthy dose of humor and fun —  to the organization, building and the team.  Ros has worked at RVNA for nearly 10 years … but did she ever aspire to be a n
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Meet Lynn Karmel, Physical Therapist

Last week, shortly after the storm and tornadoes blew through the area and many of our patients and staff were without power and resources, RVNA physical therapist, Lynn Karmel, sent an email to the RVNA team that went a little something like this … “We are one of the few houses
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Hospice by RVNA Team Trains in Mind-Body Medicine

  In early May, Hospice by RVNA team members Ashley Hicks-Kiefer, LCSW and Betty Avery, RN, BSN spent four days at Ann’s Place in Danbury attending professional training in Mind-Body Medicine. They met and worked with leaders in the integrative medicine field as well as 100 coll
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What is Arthritis and Who Gets It?

Arthritis is very common and refers to joint pain or disease. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Risk factors include age, gender (more women than men experience it), genetics, weight, joint injuries or overuse, and infection. Common arthritis joint symptoms a
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