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Protect Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and we’ll use this opportunity to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and what a person can do to make healthy life choices to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. We all know someone who had been affected by heart related illness. It re
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Great Workouts for Body and Mind

While the gym scene can be intimidating, there are plenty of activities you can do outside the gym to keep yourself healthy and fit.  Regular exercise helps you feel better and live longer.  The Harvard Medical School recommends five activities to get or keep you in shape and lower yo
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Ridgefielder Joins RVNA as Director of Nursing Services

RVNA is pleased to announce that Ridgefielder John Apinis, RN, BSN, has joined the staff as the agency’s new Director of Nursing Services.  In that role, Apinis oversees a staff of 30 nurses, as well as home health aides, and office staff helping to deliver health care in the home for
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Flu Cases Continue to Rise in Connecticut – What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

RVNA Offers Flu Shots and Practical Tips to Keep You Healthy Flu activity across the country continues to increase.  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), cases of the flu rose sharply over the last two weeks,  and are twice as high as the same time period
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The Challenges of Caregiving

A recent New York Times article discussed how after a five decade rise in the number of women in the workforce, that rise has stalled over the past 15 years. The general consensus is that caring for children, historically a woman’s job, has taken its toll. But the other significant fa
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What You Need to Know about Hepatitis A

Recently, news sources have reported an outbreak of Hepatitis A in several U.S. states this year.  Among the states involved, Utah and California have seen the most activity, with Michigan, Kentucky, Arizona, and Colorado also reporting cases of the illness. Three cases have recently
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“You are our Family”

One Couple’s Journey to Leaving a Legacy Sal and Janet Cianci have shared a remarkable journey over their 43 years of marriage – one that has been interwoven with RVNA for the past 11 years.  The beautiful realtor and charming dressmaker met while vacationing in Japan, and start
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Balance Exercises to Keep You Steady

Every winter, RVNA treats dozens of patients — both at home and at Rehab by RVNA — who are recovering from winter falls. Falls can cause broken and fractured bones, head trauma, and other significant issues. The following progression of balance exercises, recommended by RV
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Make a Resolution and Stick to It

Want to eat healthier and better manage your weight in the new year?  Many people make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health and wellbeing, but few people achieve them.  To be successful, goals need to be specific and measurable.  You need to be patient in working toward them
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Annual Meeting and Incorporator’s Reception on October 24, 2017

It was a full house for our October 24th Annual Meeting and Incorporator’s Reception. Guests filled the room to hear the financial presentation and report back on fiscal year 2017 from Vicki Mueller, RVNA Board Chair; Theresa Santoro, President and CEO; and Kevin Lewis, Chief Financia
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