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Your VNA

Has the Answer.

2 0 0 9 Report to Our Community


July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

What can the VNA do for you today?

Helpful answers can be a rare commodity in the rapidly changing health care world. Many answers are of little or no help ­ the ones that start with, "Well, maybe..." or "We'll see..." or "You might try...." The more useful answers begin with more reassuring words, "Yes, we can help you with that." At your Visiting Nurse Association, we take pride in giving you reassuring answers. Every day we provide helpful answers to "Yes! We know right where that is. In fact, we are caring for someone near there today." The VNA is of this community and unequivocally committed to this community. Sometimes our answers may not be exactly what you want to hear. For example, you may ask, "Will Mom recover enough to live independently again?" Our answer may be, "That is not likely, but our private care and long-term care services can help to preserve much of her independence." Call us and we will work to allay your fears and concerns, and those of your loved ones. Our customer service standards reinforce what we have strived to do since our founding in 1906 -- to be dependable and professional, courteous and respectful, caring and compassionate, and to address your needs in a timely fashion. Through the commitment of over 650 employees and nearly as many volunteers, and under the leadership of our community Board of Directors, help is but a phone call away. What can the VNA do for you and your family today? Sincerely,


You Have



Has the

Outgoing Board Chair Chuck Bunting, Church Hindes, and incoming Board Chair Hal Colston

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hundreds of inquiries of all kinds, from patients and their families, doctors, hospitals, or people looking for information about care in our communities. Stand by our busy reception desk or in our referral center, and you'll hear our skilled VNA staff answering questions that come in as quickly as orders come to the cooks at Henry's Diner. When you ask questions of your VNA, the answers come from people right here in the community rather than from somebody at a national "call center." As your neighbors, when you ask us if we know where Birdland or Fay's Corner or Five Sisters is, we can respond with a

Church Hindes, President and CEO

Hal Colston, Board Chair

or help with a new baby? Looking for hospice care for your loved one? Unsure of the questions to ask to find the help you need? Whatever your questions may be, your Visiting Nurse Association has the answer. With just one phone call, our Intake and Referral specialists can help you find the services you need. Our trained professionals will lead you to VNA programs that best suit your current needs, walk you through the intricacies of your insurance and coordinate care ordered by physician offices and other referral sources. From help with care for an aging member of your family to making sure you remain as independent as possible, the VNA is there for you in your time of need. For 103 years the VNA has provided comprehensive, coordinated care to our community. Please call us, we can help.

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Claire McCabe, RN, Manager of Intake and Referral, and Lucy Dupont, RN, Referral Specialist, are ready to answer your questions.

The VNA cares

for individuals and families through health and related services in homes and other community settings.

End-of-Life Care Adult Day Program

Our program offers a safe and home-like setting for elderly people, and adults with physical disabilities or other medical needs. Programs are available in Colchester, Williston and South Burlington. Participants may also choose to receive services through a collaborative relationship with the PACE center at the Fanny Allen campus. Adult Day Program services include:


Family and Children's Services

We offer parents through pregnancy and early childhood years the information, nursing care and support necessary to fulfill their capacity as parents and to maximize each child's physical, social and emotional development. Focusing on prevention and early intervention, our services help make a difference for hundreds of children and families each year. Family and Children's services include:


Our VNA End-of-Life Care Services offer comprehensive and coordinated support for those living with a lifethreatening or terminal illness. Our compassionate end-of-life care experts provide skilled nursing care, personal care and homemaker services, and psychosocial, spiritual and emotional support for individuals and their families. Whether it is one's home, a nursing home or in our Vermont Respite House, we provide an array of services to help support patients and their families. End-of-Life Care services include:


Private Care

The VNA Care Connection program offers a variety of personal and medical home health care services from companionship and in-home health care to geriatric care management and private duty nursing services. Individually designed to help people receive the care they need when and where they need it most, the program can help supplement services covered by health insurance policies. Care Connection services include:


Comprehensive Care for Adults

Adult Home Care, the largest program at the VNA, provides a wide range of high-quality care across Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. Care is individualized according to each client's medical needs. Our team includes nurses, licensed nursing assistants, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and a registered dietitian. Adult Home Care services include:


Long-Term Care Services

The goal of our long-term care services is to help participants maintain independence in the setting they prefer, to enhance the quality of life for both the client and their caregiver and to acknowledge and value the unique contribution of each family member. Long-Term Care services include:


Nursing care and oversight. Therapeutic activities for mind and body. Healthy meals. Convenient hours. Opportunities to meet new friends in a safe and homelike environment.


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Prenatal, postpartum and newborn care. Skilled nursing, Social Work, PT, OT and Speech Therapies. Long-term care for children with chronic medical needs. Family Support Services for parenting education, support and wellness. Parent-Child Center services at the Janet S. Munt Family Room include:

- Playgroups - Parenting education and support groups - English language classes - Infant massage and yoga - Fathers' groups in four communities (FACT) - Nutrition and cooking information for families with young children

Hospice of the Champlain Valley for those in the final stages of life. Palliative Care for people living with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. Vermont Respite House, a home away from home for people with a terminal illness. Madison-Deane Initiative, a community outreach program providing education and resources. Grief and bereavement programs such as counseling, support groups and Camp Knock Knock, a weekend bereavement camp for families. Pediatric supportive care services for children with lifelimiting or life-threatening illnesses. Volunteer support for patients and families, including the Noyana Singers, our Hospice chorus.




Private Caregivers providing flexible and personally designed services for elders and others needing daily care or other support to help them remain safely at home or anywhere they call home. Services include:

- Meal preparation - Light housekeeping - Bathing and dressing - Medication management - Companionship - Transportation - Respite care



Choices for Care to help people maximize their independence and quality of life at home. Traumatic Brain Injury program to assist people in maximizing their potential level of functioning in their home and community. Adult High-Tech program helps individuals who are technology-dependent live in their own home. South Burlington Community Housing offering 24-hour support at the Anderson Parkway residence.


The VNA offers community and workplace programs that promote good health and wellness. Wellness services include:




Recovery from acute illness or surgery. Chronic illness and disease management. Wound, ostomy and continence care. IV care. Neuro-rehabilitative restorative care. Physical, occupational and speech therapy. Social work services.







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Corporate wellness programs to promote health in your organization. Senior housing supportive services. Annual flu clinics.


Geriatric Care Management, which coordinates care to seniors to help them maximize their independence, safety and quality of life so they may age gracefully at home.





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The financial support of so many community friends is crucial to our ability to care for our neighbors. We sincerely thank all donors who supported our work during the 2009 fiscal year, July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009. This list includes everyone who made gifts of $50 or more to the programs of the VNA, including Vermont Respite House. If we have omitted anyone, it is unintentional and we would appreciate your notifying the Development Office at 860-4434. Those who contributed after June 30, 2009 will be listed in next year's Report to Our Community.

Our Generous Friends

Director's Circle

$1,000 and Up

Mary Abele Anonymous James and Donna Antell Katherine B. Arthaud David and Meredith Babbott Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Balch Luana and Alan Bartlett Michael Bemis Bergeron Family Foundation Angeline Marano and Mary L. Botter Gloria W. Boucher Rob Buckler Charles and Ann Bunting James and Ti'an Callery Capital Candy Co, Inc Mr. Robert C. Carmichael, Jr Case and Judith Carpenter Tom and Peg Carton David and Margaret Coates Combined Federal Campaign Reverend Catherine Cooke and Mr. Roger Cooke Cooper Family Foundation, Inc Bruce H. Cram and the late Emily J. Cram Estelle Deane Melissa Dever and Craig Martin Molly Dillon Anne and Philip Doherty Ducky and Frank Donath Joan R. Duane Simone B. Duquette Charles and Marlene Emerson FairPoint Communications Fletcher Allen Health Care Leo and Mary Fortin Ann Weathers Francis The French Foundation Stephen and Judith Gay GDS Legacy Foundation Raymond Gelinas Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Golodetz Dr. William Gottesman and Dr. Debra A. Lopez Gottesman William and Valerie Graham Hackett Valine & MacDonald Inc William R. Hauke Foundation Patricia D. Heinrich John W. Heisse, Jr, MD Douglas Hewitt Dave and Jacky Hill J. Churchill and Marilyn Hindes IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign Peter A. Irwin Ann and Reed Irwin A. Paul Krapcho and Arlene F. Krapcho Mrs. Karin G. Kristiansson Andrea Krupp Lions Club of South Burlington Dr. and Mrs. Bruce MacPherson Joan H. Madison, MD Peg and Tom Maffitt John and Carol Mazuzan Lois H. McClure Scott McClure Holly and Bobby Miller Cathy Neff and Michael Garvey Robert and Barbara Nevins Robert B. Nix Kerry K. O'Brien Joseph C. Oppenlander James and Judith Pizzagalli Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Planet Aid Ernie and Dee Pomerleau David Porteous and Vicky Smith Radiation Medicine Affiliates, Inc Ready Funeral Service, Inc Andrea Rogers and R. Avery Hall Kay H. and Richard Ryder, MD Don and Hope Schultz Ben and Margo Schweyer Francis H. Slauson St. Jean Baptiste Council #294 Elizabeth Steele Viola D. Sullivan Amy Tarrant John and Jane Tisdale Jean W. Tolzmann The University of Vermont College of Medicine Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Unsworth Denis C. Vallieres Bruce and Lillian Venner Dorothy J. Walcoff Patricia Walsh Jacqueline A. Washburn Art and Pat Wegner Doug Weir Jane E. Westervelt Yordan's Black Belt Academy Andrew F. Gurley Margaret L. Hall Paul and Karen Abrahamovich Rebecca M. Archer Anne M. August Ned and Janet Austin Kathryn Battillo Alden and Phoebe Bryan James Burns Rodney G. Cameron Cast and Crew of Spamalot Catholic Daughters of the Americas Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary Club, Inc Christ Church Presbyterian Congregational Church of South Hero Josephine M. Corcoran Catherine Ballard Cover Brookes Cowan, PhD John Crabbe and Manon O'Connor Dennis and Jory Curran Marion A. Cushing Christopher W. and Susanne A. Davis Tim and Deb Dillon Anne Williams Doremus Charles N. Ebel ELDOES Charles K. Erdelyi Arlene Erit Every Monday Thrift Shop Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan T. Fairbank Fraternal Order of Eagles Hazard Family Foundation James and Mary Ellen Hebert Richard and Barbara Heilman Richard P. Herbert Charles S. Houston, MD



I am planning to have orthopedic surgery. How can the VNA help when I come home from the hospital?


$500 to $999

The Morris & Bessie Altman Foundation Anonymous Gordon and Elaine Bassett Debby Bergh Lesli and Rick Blount Elizabeth Cooper and Philip Cooper John and Heather Dwight Arlo and Susan Ellison

One of the first questions Steve George asked after his hip surgery was "How do I get setup with VNA care when I go home?" Having received VNA care in the past, Steve knew how important nursing and physical therapy visits would be to a speedy recovery. Steve's care team represents the largest program of the VNA, Adult Home Care. Clients needing care following an acute illness or surgery can turn to the VNA home care services for help. Our highly qualified staff of nurses, licensed nursing assistants, rehabilitation therapists and social workers are committed to helping clients recover in the comfort of their own home. Josie Kruse, Steve's nurse case manager, met with him at his home upon his discharge from Fletcher Allen. During her evaluation visit, Josie and Steve discussed services he would need, possible adverse effects of his surgery to watch for and issues around pain and medication management. Steve's PT, Kelly Garaventa, initiated walking activities, created an exercise regimen, tended to his wound dressing changes and evaluated the house to accommodate his wheelchair and walker. She also assessed his progress and made necessary adjustments to his program during her frequent home visits. "I think the VNA is wonderful," says Steve. "I'm able to get the great care I need without leaving my home and that makes me feel better already!"

VNA Physical Therapist Kelly Garaventa assists Steve George with his rehabilitation exercises during one of her three-times-a-week visits to his home.

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Individuals Served


Adult Home Care Family and Children's Services End-of-Life Care Services Choices for Care Private Care (Private Duty and Geriatric Care Management) Homemaker Adult Day Program PACE South Burlington Community Housing Traumatic Brain Injury Total number of patients served* Total unduplicated patients

2,788 2,173 704 301 253 161 157 34 11 5 6,587 4,972

* Does not include the 8,600 people served through Health and Wellness clinics.

VNA Staff and Volunteers

Number of employees Number of volunteers ** 688 637

** Includes 516 program and 121 fundraising and governance volunteers.

Revenue Sources

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 Total: $24,340,909 Insurance / Private Pay 16.82 % Medicare 36.27 % Grants / Contracts 3.99 % Contributions 2.83 % Cities and Towns 1.30 % United Way 0.95 % Endowment / Investment Revenue 0.76 % Special Events 0.55 % Other 0.45 %

IBM Corporation Bradley C. Irwin JaniTech Mark and Diane Krogh KSV Communicators Betty-Mae A. Lapierre Debra C. Leach Thomas Lucas James W. Madison Charles and Heidi McDonough Brendan McGuire Junith E. Messier Jim Miller and Patricia Bannerman Morgan Stanley Robert and Stephanie Morse William J. Muller Loretta and Hyman Muss, MD Kristen Naylor New England Air Systems, Inc Patricia O'Brien Parsons Faith and John Parker Diane S. Parrish Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pilaro Pizzagalli Construction Co Pizzagalli Foundation Virginia R. Powers Allan and Ann Ramsay Ron and Carol Roberge Paul and Erica Rocheleau Dr. and Mrs. Alan S. Rubin Alan R. Schillhammer SecurShred Barbara Shiffler Barbara W. Snelling Connie and Paul Stabler Barry and Carol Stone Dr. and Mrs. Chris Terrien The Vermont Community Foundation Patricia Tivnan and Kathleen Scott Ginn James Lefebvre Tourney Gregory Towne Donald and Nancy Turner Jonathan and Nancy Wettstein Willie Racine's, Inc William and Joanna Wright Julie Yandow


$250 to $499

Adams Farm Market, Inc Shira W. Antonoff The Automaster Mr. and Mrs. Everett C. Bailey Barry Balch Jacqueline S. Barton Walter and Katherine Baumann Robert Benedict Elizabeth and Richard Bernstein Zail S. Berry, MD, MPH Carol Bitter William and Marilyn Black Tiff Bluemle and Liz Shayne Carol Boye Joan and Ted Braun Michael and Maureen Breen Scott and Lorelee Brown Jessica and John Brumsted Tim and Kristin Burdick Michael and Merissa Bushey The Caissy Family Champlain Consulting Engineers

Medicaid 36.51 %

Champlain Investment Partners, LLC Jane Clifford Margaret E. Cooney Elizabeth J. Davis Tammy M. Demar Landon and Allison Dennison Robert and Jeanne Detenbeck Rocki-Lee DeWitt DGH Enterprises LLC Peter A. Dietrich George A. Dunbar, Sr Larry and Marcia Dunham Robert F. Dunshee Chris and Ann Dutton Stephen and Claire Earley Ildiko Eley Nancy Ferris Engle and Scott Engle Essex Family Dental Robert L. Everest Mindy W. Evnin Anne R. Fenn Sten and Barbara Fersing First Unitarian Universalist Society First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church of Shelburne Michael Flaherty Daniel and Joan Fleming M. Teena and Richard Flood Steve and Margaret Foster Willett and Mary Foster Shirley Fox Bernard Fregeau Gallagher, Flynn & Company Lois and Dale Good Ernie and Dee Goodrich Nancy R. Goodrich Peter Gray Maurice and Concetta Gregoire Linda J. Gross Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Hackett John and Jennifer Handy Jean Harry Beth A. Hart Martha Haskell Mr. and Mrs. Andre R. Hatin William Herbert Fred Herbolzheimer and Janet Rood Sharon and Sam Hewitt Hickok and Boardman Companies Toni Hill Rosalie Jean Hodgkin William E. Hoy Hudson - RPM Distributors, LLC Margy Holden Hyde and Douglas Hyde Roderick and Jean Isham Paul Jenkins and Robin Manley Randall and Candy Jenkins JMM & Associates Howard and Frances Carol Kalter Paul and Michele Kartschoke Christine Kaufman Catherine Keim Philip and Louise Kolvoord Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kupic Allene F. Lanou Claudette and Norbert Lavigne Ellen Leff Cynthia B. Limoges Carmela P. Loizzo

Martha J. Lunbeck and Michael Brown Debbie Lynch Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Martin Linda Martinez Samuel and Deborah McDowell Dr. and Mrs. R. J. McKay William and Linda McNaney Mrs. Mildred J. Meeks Josie J. Mercure Dale Miller John and Robin Milne Steve Mojica and Jessica Whitney Mullare Family Foundation Patricia C. Myette John and Eunice Newell New England Federal Credit Union Naomi W. Novak Leo and Bonnie O'Brien O'Brien Brothers Agency, Inc Irving and Helene Palmer Thomas and Cathy Paquette Karen Pearo Mary Ellen T. Piela Pat Pizzagalli Paul C. Ploof Primary Care Health Partners - VT, LLP Holly and Brian Reed Shelley Richardson Diane Rippa and David Rome Caroline C. Risman Vera Michelle Rizzo Richard Rose Jan and Mary Jane Rozendaal Johanna Ruess Paul J. Sankowski Susan and Stephen Schomody Mardi and Norman Senna Bob and Marilyn Shearer Shelburne Shipyard, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Shepherd, III Craig and Susan Sim Christopher and Susanne Smith Mrs. Janet Smith Sports & Fitness Edge Spruce Mortgage Inc St. John's-in-the-Mountains Dr. and Mrs. J. Ward Stackpole Kerin Stackpole and Maria McGrath Sterling Construction, Inc Bill and Miny Stouch David C. Stowell Maureen A. Sullivan Paul Sulva Harlan and Joan Sylvester Diane and Alan Sylvester Millie Szyszka Gaston and Stella Tessier Russ and Paula Tracy The U.S. Border Patrol Ron and Jan VanMynen Vermont Eastern Star Home Inc Vermont Gas Systems Mara Vijups, MD John and Dale Wadhams Peg Wagner Miriam Wall Madeline T. Weaver Lisa Wester Dr. and Mrs. Edward M. Wheeler

Paul and Betty White Peter White, MD Robert Wiemann Lynn Wilkinson and David Connery John J. Winton Elizabeth G. Woods


$100 to $249

800response Dr. and Mrs. J. Christian Abajian Rosemary M. Abele Susan Abell and Mitchell Barron Mrs. Joan Adams Mr. and Mrs. William Adams Adams Real Properties, LLC Adjudications Training Team Mr. Joseph A. Albarelli, Sr Mr. Robert H. Alberts Almartin Volvo American Express Foundation

Mrs. Barbara J. Andrade Anheuser-Busch, Inc Anonymous Applied Materials Christine F. Armstrong Ascension Lutheran Church Michelle Ash Mrs. Elizabeth J. Ashe ASIC North, Inc Ms. Victoria Aslan Lori A. Aube Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Augostino The Backiel Family Stan and Denise Bagdon Michael and Mary Jane Bailey Mr. Charlie R. Baker Phil Baker Patricia Bandy Mr. Alfred Barcomb Linda J. Barcomb Gardiner and Erika Barnum Randy Barrows Mr. John G. Barry, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Barry

Mike and Chris Barton Ruth G. Baskin Mrs. Nancy Bates Edward and Bernice Bayer Mr. and Mrs. Neil T. Bean Mrs. Marianne Beaudry Ray C. Beauduy Mary Beck Ms. Anne C. Beers Roger and Katherine Belden Hugh and Claire Bemis Kevin M. Benedict Yvonne D. Benedict Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hill Mr. and Mrs. James Benoit Robert and Winifred Bensen Dwight and Sara Benton Mrs. Amy S. Berger Marjorie Berger Mr. Jay Bergeron Susan Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bissonette Jack T.F. Bitter, Jr Richard Bizzozero

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Black Ms. Marcia J. Blanchard Mr. J. Maxwell Bleakie Blodgett Supply Company, Inc Gerri and Sam Bloomberg Robert L. Bluemle Mr. Richard C. Blum Nancy C. Boardman Mr. and Mrs. Scott Boardman Ruth P. Bogorad Mr. George A. Boissoneault Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boos Jacqueline T. Borch Mr. and Mrs. John Borch Mrs. Yvonne C. Bourque Mary Boushey Debra A. Boutin-Bolam Mr. Eric Boyden BPD/BHS Fundraiser Imelda T. Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bradley David Brandau and Lynne M. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brandeis Brenda Bray

Care Provided



Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Social Work, Social Services Speech Therapy Family Educator Other Total Visits

32,957 12,922 3,203 2,903 1,160 977 828 54,950

Care Hours

The VNA Endowment helps us meet the increasing demand for charitable care, provides for advances in program services and ensures VNA care for the future. New gifts to the endowment are always welcome. Should you wish to make a gift to ensure that VNA care is available into our second century and beyond, please contact Ann Irwin at 860-4437 or [email protected] Within the VNA endowment are permanently named Family Funds established by donors contributing $25,000 or more to honor a beloved family member or to promote a tradition of family philanthropy. We sincerely thank the following 24 families and individuals who, with their extraordinary contributions, have established Family Funds to invest in the future of quality home health care. We deeply appreciate the caring that these gifts represent.


Medicaid Waiver Adult Day Program Licensed Nursing Assistant Private Duty Hospice (Per Diem Days) Homemaker PACE Vermont Respite House (Days) Traumatic Brain Injury Program Pediatric High-Tech Pines Senior Living Health and Wellness (Memberships and Hours) Total Hours of Care Total Units of Service

171,308 68,417 33,745 30,103 17,153 14,217 12,098 3,846 3,384 2,363

VNA Endowment

Bergeron Family Fund Robert W. and Roxane P. Berta Family Fund Minna Aust Coates Fund June Davis Family Fund Dillon Family Fund Dousevicz Family Fund DuBrul Family Fund Foster Family Fund Golodetz Family Fund Gottesman Family Fund Hauke Family Fund Lanou-Hindes Family Fund Louisa Howard Endowment Fund Martin Family Fund for VNA Staff Development McClure Family Fund Holly and Robert Miller Community Fund Faith Parker Family Fund Antonio and Rita Pomerleau Family Fund Dee and Ernie Pomerleau Family Fund Robins/Schamberg Family Fund Soule Family Fund Terrien Family Fund Thompson Family Fund Wadhams Family Fund

2,080 358,714 413,664

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Peter and Mary Ellen Bridge Bristol American Legion Post #19, Inc James Brooker Warren Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Leonard V. Brophy Karen L. Brown Mr. Scott W. Brown Lyda P. Bruce Mary and Charlie Brush Lynn F. Bryant David Buckingham Mrs. Diane M. Bugbee Donna and Mike Burke Burlington Country Dancers Burlington Finance Center Burlington High School Burlington Subaru/Hyundai, Inc Peter and Priscilla Burrage Sharon Foley Bushor B. Jean Butcher Mrs. Jennifer A. Butler Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cambero Mr. John T. Camm Douglas and Christine Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Rosario Cannizzaro Ms. Lenna J. Caples Nicole Carignan and David P. Raphael Ms. Jennifer Carlson Nancy and David Carlson Mr. James P. Carmichael Connie and John Carpenter Tyler and Amanda Carr Mr. Anthony D. Carter Stephen and Joanna Caswell Chris and Liz Chadwick Jessica Champagne Champlain Bay Association Champlain Oil Company, Inc Champlain School PTO Joel E. Chandler Ms. Geraldine Charbonneau Charles and Marna Davis Foundation Charlotte Congregational Church Luisa Chernyshov Robert E. Chiabrandy Sybil Chicoine Mr. and Mrs. Keeno Chilafoux Alice Christian and Richard Woods Paula Jean Ciardelli Joanne M. Cillo Tanya and Bill Cimonetti Ms. Christine T. Ciosek Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Clapper Amelia Clark Mrs. Eleanor R. Clark William Clark, Jr Clark's Truck Center Peter Clavelle and Betsy Ferries The Clearing House Arlene Clokey William and Constance Coates John Coburn Mrs. Ardyce J. Cochran Mary Jane Coe Mr. and Mrs. Michael Coggio Judith A. Cohen Dorothy F. Cole Patricia G. Coleman Nancy and Ed Colodny

Hal and Beverly Colston Patricia B. Conant Contact Communications Control Technologies Ms. Deborah Cook & Family Ms. Lillian M. Coon Dr. Robert W. Coon David Copley Ms. Celina Cormier Jeffrey J. Corzilius Paul and Paula Costello Sarah and Marcel Cote Ms. Eileen Courtney Bernard and Jean Couture Eddy and Virginia Couturier Wilma W. Cowie Maryanna and David Crawford Dale and Alice Critchlow Ms. Shirley A. Croll Carroll N. Cromie Ms. Joyce Cromie Mrs. Norma Crosby & Family Laura J. Cummings Mr. George P. Cunavelis Dr. Robert D'Agostino and Ms. Sharon Curran Ms. Catherine M. Daley Anne S. Damrosch John and Kim Dannies Kathi Dastalto The Joanne Davidman Family Jeffrey and Karen Davis Mr. Jeffrey L. Davis, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Dayvie Ms. Dorothy M. De Andrea Dennis and Mary Deans Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Debrita Kellie DeCicco Nancy DeCoste Mrs. Arlene H. Degree Judy Demars William and Phyllis Deming Ms. Jane G. Denker Mary E. DeRosa Diane Desautels Jerry and Andi Desautels Mary L. Desautels Emile Desmarais Mr. and Mrs. Anthony DiBiasio Joseph and Jennifer Dickerman Mary Jane Dickerson Louise Dietzel Sheila K. Diggle John Dillon Mr. James K. Dillon Katherine DiSanto Mr. and Mrs. Leonardo Dishman Sridhar Divakaruni Mr. Robert DiVenuti Bob and Melinda Dodds Patricia and Weston Donehower Susan Donnis and Henri deMarne Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc James Downey Mr. and Mrs. Ed Downey Downs Rachlin and Martin Marsha Drake Ms. Constance Driscoll M. Patricia Dumont John and Ceci Dupee

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Durbrow William and Emily Durbrow Dr. Herbert A. Durfee, Jr Ms. Kimberly B. Durfee Julie A. Dutra Inger Dybfest Gary and Sydney Eley Ms. Kimberly D. Ellsworth Richard and Julie Elmore Faith G. Emerson, RN Employees of Chittenden Bank Engineers Construction, Inc F. Robert Ennis Mrs. Carole J. Erb The Essex Agency, Inc

F&M Development Company, LLC Joy Facos Jack and Pat Farnham Paul A. Farrar Gary and Jane Farrell Farrell Distributing Corporation Farrell Real Estate Judy Farrington Farrington Construction Company Ms. Robin L. Fazekas Feed Commodities International, Inc Mrs. Edith K. Feeley Pauline L. Fellows

Mr. Douglas J. Finlay David Finney and Sabine Zerarka Firetech Sprinkler Corp Edmund and Cynthia Fischer Kenneth and Linda Fishell Ms. Erin M. Fitzgerald Ruth A. Fitzgerald Nancy Fitzgerald Paula Fives-Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Stevenson Flemer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foley Forcier Aldrich & Associates, Inc Mr. and Mrs. James Foss

I don't require nursing care, but need help with some daily activities. What can I do?

For 98-year-old diehard Red Sox fan, Irma Isham, listening to radio game broadcasts from the comfy chair in her living room is a pleasure she doesn't take for granted. With little family in the area to help her with daily activities, Irma still lives in her home of the past twenty years with the help of twice-daily VNA caregiver visits. The VNA Care Connection Private Care program provides individualized services available by the hour or round-the-clock. Private Care services help elders and other individuals who need assistance with daily care or other support to remain safely at home. "I hope she can stay as independent as she is for as long as possible," says Terrie Froehlich, one of Irma's evening personal care attendants. "She is an inspirational lady." Providing help with housekeeping, cooking, companionship and transportation for errands and appointments, Irma's caregivers keep this self-sufficient senior healthy and secure in familiar surroundings. "I am grateful that the VNA can help me stay in my own home," says Irma. "I'd hate to be anywhere else."


VNA PCA Terrie Froehlich shares a laugh with Irma Isham during her evening visit to help Irma prepare for the night.


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Jill Fox Joseph and Catherine Frank Franklin County Home Health Agency Franklin County Pediatrics Fraternal Order of Eagles Ms. Katharine L. Fry G.W. Tatro Construction, Inc Marjorie and Mark Gadue Mr. and Mrs. Gary B. Galbraith Frank Galipeau Stephen J. Galipeau Mr. Andrew Garrahan Michael S. Garrett Mrs. Susan Gary Walter and Joan Gates Mr. Gary D. Gatto David and Margaret Gelinas Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Geoffrion Maurice and Jane Germain Mr. and Mrs. Michael Germani Patricia Ann Gero Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gersbach Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Geysen Mrs. Nancy J. Gilman June T. Giroux Barbara B. Glade Jeffrey and Pamela Goldfield Irv and Sheila Goldman Mr. Henry Goss Ms. Brinda Gosselin Christine P. Graham Brian and Valerie Gratton Gravel and Shea Clive S. Gray Barton Green Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Green Mountain Womens Dart Association Mr. Jerry Greenfield Herbert and Shirley Greenhaus Mr. and Mrs. Steven Greenwald Marylen Grigas Mary Grinnell Mr. and Mrs. David Grippin Grippin, Donlan & Roche, PLC Anne Montague Griswold Scott Griswold Mr. and Mrs. Steele T. Griswold Marcel and Harriet Grunvald Guiduli Ophthalmic Association, Inc Dr. and Mrs. Dieter W. Gump Sue Guskea Mrs. Denise K. Gutstein Gail Louise Hagenbach Carleton and Josephine Haines Dr. Warner L. Hall, Jr Hallam Associates Kay and Howard Halpin Anita J. Hammond Hand Surgery Associates Elsa and Marshall Handleman Charlie and Jody Handy Diane Handy James Handy Brynn Harrington Ms. Catherine A. Harris Harrison Concrete Construction, Inc Harvest Equipment Steven Haupt Rick and Marcia Hawkins Jon and Robin Hayden Ms. Joanne Hayes Ms. Marie M. Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hayford Kate Hays

Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Heald Colleen J. Heaslip Ms. Brannon Heath Heavenly Cents Thrift Shop Mr. Richard C. Hedstrom June Heins Ms. Susan C. Heins Donald C. Henderson Mr. James Henry, Jr Bob and Jean Henshaw The Jim Henson Company Randall Henson and Wendy Chace Gail Heppner Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herd Mr. Gerald M. Herrera Nicole Hessney April B. Hewitt Patricia K. Hickcox Hickok & Boardman Place, LLC Duncan and Barbara Higgins The Honorable Philip H. Hoff Ms. Anna M. Hoffmeyer Home Instead Senior Care Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hood Virginia L. Hood Ms. Lucia Horgan and Family Gerald K. and Virginia A. Hornung Family Foundation Housing Vermont IBM International Foundation John A. Irish Mr. and Mrs. John R. Irwin John O. Ives, MD J.A. Morrissey, Inc Bruce F. Jacobs Joanne and Robert Jarrett Mary Jarrett Diane M. Jaworski Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins Daniel and Wendy Johnson Ms. Marilynne Johnson Rita K. Johnson Sally Patrick Johnson Deb Jones Jacqueline Jones Ms. Mary P. Jones Barbara R. Jordan Allan and Trudi Jordon Joseph Kaelin and Rhonda Kilker Bill and Maryjean Kalanges Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane Ms. Dorothy Kappler Ruth B. Kassel Melissa Kaufold Mr. Jack Kavanagh Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kedl Sharon Keegan and Elizabeth Kanard Kathleen J. Keenan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keller Jennifer Kevlin KeyBank National Association Mrs. Kelly Kindestin Brenda Kissam Ms. Rona Klein Peter and Joyce Klinkenberg Paula Knight Knights of Columbus Narayana Kocherlakota Dr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Krawczyk Mr. Peter A. Krusch Mrs. Li Kudrnac Larry Kupferman and Susan Schoenfeld Martina K. Kurrelmeyer Mr. and Mrs. Mark Labanara

Gary and Elizabeth Lacey Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lafayette Bruce and Donna Laffan Donna LaFromboise-Perretta Mr. and Mrs. Art LaGrange Jean A. Lagrow Roderic Lally Susan Lamay Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Lamberton Kate Lampton Susan B. Landsman Lane Press Douglas and Betty Lantman Patricia LaRose-Kent and Nicholas Kent Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lasnier Ann Neibling Laughlin Robert and Brenda Lavalette Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lavallee Mr. Michael Lavallee Sarah Lavallee Carroll and Joanne Lawes Mrs. Patricia Lawlor Ms. Carla Lawrence Ms. Deborah Lawrence Shirley Lawrence Wendy M. Leblanc Ms. Linda J. Lees Tina and Tim Leggett Mr. Jonathan G. Leonard and Ms. Denise A. Martin Pamela Leopold Jeannette Levesque Ms. Judith G. Levy Thomas C. Lewis Lincoln Applied Geology, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lindsey Elaine and George Little Mrs. Louise S. Little Thomas A. and Susan M. Little Ann C Livingston Patricia M. Loller Mary Loney Jack Long and Delight Wing Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lord Mr. and Mrs. John Louchheim Sara Ann Loughran Mr. Brian Loveless Robert and Barbara Lunbeck The Lutz Family Mr. Robert G. Lutz Mr. S. Van Vliet Lyman The Honorable Terence D. MaCaig Donald R. MacDonald Mrs. Ruth H. Mackenzie Tom Mackin Mr. and Mrs. John D. Madison Mr. John T. Magnant Mr. and Mrs. Leo Maguire Roland and Carole Maheux Patrick and Mary Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. William Mann Theodore and Kimberly Marcy Cherie Marshall Julie C. Marshall Karen L. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Martin Martell Sharyn Lucille Martin Ben and Nan Mason The Matteson and Leavitt Family Mrs. Helen Maynard

Vermont Respite House 5K Fun Run and Jiggety Jog

With the help of 250 participants, fundraisers and volunteers, more than $40,000 was raised at this annual event for Vermont Respite House.

Chittenden Bank Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England Merchants Bank Merchants Trust Company Hannaford Food & Drug Superstore, Williston R. E. M. Development Company Willie Racine's, Inc. New England Air Systems Sterling Construction ICON Promotional Products WVMT AM620 WVNY ABC22

Spring Blooms! Fashion Show

More than $20,000 was raised for the Janet S. Munt Family Room at our annual Spring Blooms! Fashion Show and Luncheon.

Northfield Savings Bank American Health Care Software Enterprises, Inc. Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick LLP Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, PC PawPrint & Mail Pines Senior Living Community Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty New England Federal Credit Union Gadue's Dry Cleaning Pomerleau Real Estate Smith, Bell & Thompson SportStyle Brooks Brothers Factory Store

Special Events

Thanks to the businesses and individuals who sponsor VNA events, all money raised at our events is applied directly to programs of the VNA in support of our charitable care mission. We extend our sincerest thanks to these donors who supported the Janet S. Munt Family Room Parent-Child Center and Vermont Respite House with their event sponsorship this year. top: The Borch Family runs in memory of their loved one, Grampy,

at the 2009 5K Fun Run and Jiggety Jog. of the models in the 2009 Spring Blooms! Fashion Show and Luncheon.

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VNA 102nd Annual Meeting

Wood's CRW Corporation

above: International performer Jenni Johnson plays to the crowd as one

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maynes Thomas and Claire McCabe Mrs. Elizabeth J. McCaffrey Dorothy McCarthy and Pat Buteau Elizabeth O. McCarthy Mrs. Jennifer L. McCarthy Michael and Lynn McClintock Mr. and Mrs. Stewart H. McConaughy Grace McCormack Thomas and Robin McCormick John and Patricia McDonald Mary McGinniss Barbara McGrew and Daniel Fivel Annette McHugh Mr. and Mrs. Michael McKeown J. Michael and Karen B. McKnight Ms. Kathleen M. McLaughlin E. Sterling McLean McNeil, Leddy & Sheahan, Inc Joseph and Martha McSherry Mr. and Mrs. John McSoley Dr. and Mrs. Philip B. Mead Angel Means Sherry Meiggs Laura and Fred Meltzer Mr. and Mrs. John Menson Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Mercik Jeff Mercure Ben and Susan Merrick Chad and Mary Metayer Connie Metz Howard and Margaret Metz David and Barbara Sue Miller Mr. and Mrs. Steven Miller Mrs. Barbara C. Miller Jean B. Milligan Mrs. Marsha Milot Donald and Stephanie Miner Miscellany Mart Greg and Kate Mitchell Rev Moretti

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Morgan Keith G. Morgan Patricia Morgan Tracy Hopkins Morin Whitney and Margaret Morse Mrs. Patricia P. Motch David and Linda Mount Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Murphy Lynn A. Murray David B. Myette Judith Nadworny National Bank and Trust Company Susan Nattress Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Neale Mr. and Mrs. James Neary Meredith L. Neary NEFCU Morgage Department Elbert H. Neff Mrs. Elizabeth C. Nelson Ms. Sharon Nevin New England Floor Covering Co, Inc Cynthia Nguyen Ms. Elizabeth B. Nicoll Wendell and Mary Noble Ms. Barbara M. Noyes Mr. and Mrs. Wayne S. Nyhoff Roberta P. O'Brien, MD Sandra and Daniel O'Brien O'Brien Shortle Raynolds & Sabotka, PC Mary K. O'Donovan, DVM Mrs. Theresa D. Ogonowski Olgonquin Reef Cottages Group Omega Electric Construction Mr. and Mrs. Russell Oppenlander The Orientation Team Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Rourke Dr. and Mrs. Robert Orr Robert M. Orth Ms. Nancy L. Osgood Ms. Prudence Ott-Avary Otter Creek Brewing, Inc Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Ms. Alma Page Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Page Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Paradis Tim and Linda Parent Mrs. Barbara L. Parker Ms. Pamela L. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pasley Jenane R. Patterson Paul Frank & Collins, PC Dr. Malcolm J. Paulsen, MD Lorraine T. Pecor Ivan and Rose Pels Jesse Pelton and Alison Sturgis Watt Dr. and Mrs. Paul Penar Neil and Donna Pendergast Mr. and Mrs. Hans H. Penner Ralph and Mary Ann Penoyer Carl Pepperman Ms. Laurel S. Peppino Mrs. Rebecca L. Perlstein Ms. JoAnn M. Perotti Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pete Jack C. Peterson William and Patricia Peterson Mr. Charles C. Petrino, Jr Dr. Carol Lee F. Phillips Phyllis Phillips

Alex Pial Pier 100 Inc Mary S. Pierce Mrs. Patricia Pierson Yvette Pigeon and Chico Lager Jeffery Pignona Mr. and Mrs. John Pike Michele R. Pinkerman Dr. and Mrs. Mark Pitcher Pizzagalli Properties, LLC Ms. Karen G. Polihronakis Pomerleau Properties, Inc Patricia Porter Doris Posey Beverly H. Post Mr. and Mrs. Carl Potter Patrick Poulin The Pour House Nathan T. Power Mary and John Pratt Bob and Gail Proctor Mary A. Putnam Queen City Printers, Inc Mr. and Mrs. David Quinn Douglas A. Racine W.R. and A.R. Racine Christie Randall Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Randell Joanna Rankin Donald B. Rathbone, Jr Armand and Lauri Rathe Edward and Celine Morin Rathe Timothy K. Ravey Mr. and Mrs. Terrence P. Reed Ms. Casey G. Reeder Ellen P. Reid Richard Reinstein Ernest Reit Janise Rennie and Friends Henrietta M. Rich Margaret K. Rich Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Richards Marilyn Richards Mr. and Mrs. Kendall R. Richardson Ridge Oak Management Inc Lois B. Riggs Mr. and Mrs. R. Robert Rivera Theresa and Frederick Rivers Mr. and Mrs. James Roark Patrick Roberts Kimberly Rae Robins Mr. Patrick S. Robins and Ms. Lisa Schamberg Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson Arthur and Patricia Rock Sid and Kathy Rockliss Roco's Mr. and Mrs. Adelmo Romagnoli Roosevelt Plaza Owner's Association, Inc Ms. Jaye R. Roseborough Ms. Gail Rosenberg Peter and Diane Rosenfeld Charlotte H. Ross Ms. Estelle Ross Rotunda's Collision Center Inc Sylvia J. Rouille Geri Roush Jack and Terry Royer Mr. and Mrs. John Russell Ms. Lynne Russell Mr. Michael E. Ryan Sabot at Stony Point

right: (From left) Friends of the VNA Nancy Wright, Steve Lidle, Betsy Davis and Linda Fishell share good conversation during the 2008 Annual Meeting.

visiting nurse as s o c i at i o n o f c h i t t e n d e n a n d g r a n d i s l e c o u n t i e s


Mr. Edward S. Simkin Nancy and John Simson George and Gloria Singer Margaret H. Slagle Ann and Frank Smallwood Mr. and Mrs. David Smallwood Candace R. Smith Fred G. Smith Kenneth L. Smullen Howard and Jacqueline Snider Ms. Jessie Snyder

James and Ann Swift June D. Talbert Howard C. Taylor Ms. Linnea D. Taylor TD Banknorth TD Banknorth Vermont Teamsters Local Union #597 Mimi and Louis Tessier Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Thibault Mrs. Dale Thibault Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Thieringer

Homeowners Association Inc Raymond Villemaire Mr. Gary P. Visco and Ms. Judy Danzig Mr. Robert M. Vogler Mr. and Mrs. Steven Voldman Mr. amd Mrs. Timothy R. Volk Ms. Marjorie Von Ohlsen Mr. Martin Wakefield Ms. Judith B. Walker David and Carol Walters Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Waltner

Nancy C.B. Wright and Steven C. Lidle Glen and Maureen Yates Mr. Roger C. Young Roy A. Zeno Mr. and Ms. Thomas W. Zoller


$50 to $99

A.C. Paving Corporation Ms. Margaret D. Adams Safford Adams Ms. Debbie J. Agens Mr. and Mrs. Russell Agne Mr. Daniel Albert and Ms. Susan Linskey Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alberts

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Anklowitz Christina M. Antoniak Ms. Katharine H. Archer Sandra and David Ashley Karl C. Ashline Patricia Ann Atherton Phyllis and Henry Atherton Audette Real Estate Mr. and Mrs. David Augustoni Peter and Cinda Bailey Ms. Patricia K. Baker J. M. Baker Mr. John M. Baker Spencer and Nancy Baker Mr. Donald J. Balch Ms. Patricia R. Ballard Howard and Lorain Barber Ms. Mary A. Barnes and Ms. Martha E. Nye

Mr. Richard Beauchemin Helen G. Beaulac Marie Begnoche Dr. and Mrs. Roy Bell Peter T. Bennett and Caroline Wadhams Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Benoit Mr. and Mrs. John Bergeron Dr. Renee Bergner Mr. John P. Berlind Stephen and Louise Berry Best Apartments, Inc Mr. Dean Bezdek Antonia and Richard Billups David Binch and Willa Harris Peter Bingham Ms. Joan P. Bisaillon Ms. Jean C. Bisby Jack T. Bitter, III




Mike Brown, an activity assistant at the Grand Way Commons VNA Adult Day program, helps Hal Stern stay active throughout the day.

It isn't safe for my father to be home alone while I'm at work. Does the VNA offer an Adult Day Program?

waiver program, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and private pay. Adult Day participants may also choose to receive services through a collaborative relationship with the PACE center on the Fanny Allen campus. The Adult Day Program offers opportunities to socialize in a safe and home-like environment with nursing oversight. Activities throughout the day include games and puzzles, cooking, daily exercise, current events discussions and more. For Hal, it's a chance to remain active as he deals with Alzheimer's. For his wife and daughter, it's a break from caregiving and peace of mind that Hal is in a safe and nurturing environment.

Harold (Hal) Stern arrives every morning at the Adult Day Program at Grand Way Commons in South Burlington with the same question, "What do you want me to do?" Hal is 83 years old and has Alzheimer's disease. He attends the Adult Day Program five days a week. While there, trained caregivers guide him through daily activities, patiently answering the same questions over and over to help ease Hal's worries. The VNA offers Adult Day Programs Monday through Friday in South Burlington, Williston and Colchester. Several options are available to pay for Adult Day services including the Choices for Care

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Salomone & Family Bernard and Jane Sanders William and Gail Savage Scheer & Hickey, PC Greg and Betty Schifferle Mr. Richard W. Schillhammer Allan and Joan Schulz Mr. Edward A. Schutt Michael and Mary Scollins John and Shirley Scudieri Mr. Michael Seaver Mr. Geoffrey Sefert Charles Seleen and Leanora Terhune Kevin and Maureen Semprini Walter Senn Mr. Carl W. Severance Malcolm and Gladys Severance Debbie Shea Ms. Susan Shea and Ms. Sonja Hanson Catherine and Thomas Shearer John F. Shearer David M. Sheets Mr. and Mrs. Merritt W. Sheldon Silver Leaf In-Home Care

Sodbusters Horseshow Club Mr. Jim Soden Dr. and Mrs. Roger F. Soll Sallie Soule The Staff of Sound Impressions Mr. and Mrs. William Spear Kristy Spengler Glenn and Marga Sproul The Sredojevic Family Mr. and Mrs. George St. Onge Andrea St. Pierre Janice Stafford Edward and Karen Steele Ms. Ann Stevens Ms. Kate Stevens John C. Stewart Jane K. Stickney Ms. Allie Stickney Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Strang Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Strong Mr. and Mrs. David B. Sullivan Summit Engineering, Inc Surya Center for Yoga, LLC Mr. Peter Sweeney Susan L. Sweeney

Herman and Mavis Thomas Sharon Thompson TK Landscape Architects Bernard and Elizabeth Tolmie Sarah L. Tourville Thomas D. Trainer, MD Al and Evie Trono Pauline Trudell Henry and Carlene Tufo Daniel Turmel Dan and Jane Tylenda Underhill Jericho Fire Department Ms. Susan Underwood United Methodist Women United Way of Greater Portland University Wholesalers, Inc H. Carmer and Elizabeth Van Buren Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vanderbeek Keven Veller Vermont Dental Care Programs, Inc Vermont Department of Health Vermont Elevator Inspection Services, Inc Vermont HITEC Vermont Mutual Insurance Company Mr. & Mrs. Alex Verret Vertek Corporation Village at Mill Pond

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Washburn Lisa Washburn Washington Lodge #3 F & AM Waterbury Municipal Office Donald and Caroline Weaver Mrs. Valarie H. Weaver Dick and Joan Weed Kathie Weibust Dan Weinstein and Joanna May Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weintraub Lorraine and James Welch Cedric and Marilyn Wetherbee Mr. Robert T. Wetherbee Arnold Wetherhead Mark and Melody Wetmiller Daniel Wetzel Myrna G. Whaples Tracy Whitcomb Richard Whitcomb Whitcomb Woods Tenant Association Robert and Patricia White Joan and Ronald Whitesell Mr. and Mrs. William Wiley Robert and Sandy Willey Elizabeth Williams Williston Federated Church Wash and Alice Winn Winooski Housing Authority Winooski School District Ann Woglom Mrs. George A. Wolf Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Woodward Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Woodworth Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wool William and Rae Worthen Mr. William J. Wright

The VNA provided care to residents of over 40 different Vermont cities and towns last year. In addition to generous support from individual donors, the United Way, and private foundations, the VNA also receives financial support from cities and towns across Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. This funding helps to cover the cost of unreimbursed care provided by the VNA to residents of those cities and towns.

Supporting Cities and Towns

Alburgh Bolton Burlington Charlotte Colchester Essex Grand Isle Hinesburg Huntington Isle La Motte Jericho Milton North Hero Richmond St. George Shelburne South Burlington South Hero Underhill Westford Williston

Peter and Susan Alden All Seasons Excavating & Landscaping Ms. Sandra A. Allaire Mr. and Mrs. Paul Allard Mr. and Mrs. Ira Allen Mrs. Jane B. Allen American Legion Post No. 14 Ed Amidon Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Anderson Mr. and Mrs. David Angolano

Jane Quilliam Barney The Barrett Family Mr. and Mrs. Michael Barrett Janice C. Barrows Mrs. Paula F. Bass Elizabeth Bassett and John A. Pane Virginia L. Bassett Mr. Jeffrey T. Batchelder, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Beane Beth Beauchamp Lorraine Beauchemin

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bixby Mr. and Mrs. Harold Black Mr. and Mrs. Stetson Blake Mrs. Marguerite E. Blanchard Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blanchette Mr. Michael Blondin Mr. and Mrs. Bud Blumenstock Bob Johnston Memorial Follow Your Dream Fund Sylvia G. Boccio

visiting nurse association of chit tenden and grand isle counties

Carl Bohlen and Kristy McLeod Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Bombardier Ms. Julie Bonanno Ms. Kelly Borch Mrs. Joyce Borthwick-Leslie Mr. Harold Botala, Sr Mr. and Mrs. Bruce R. Bouchard Mrs. Elizabeth K. Bouchard Mr. and Mrs. Leo Boutin Mr. and Mrs. James Bouyea Anne J. Bove Mr. David L. Bove Joyce Bove David and Janet Bowker Ms. Joan C. Bowker Mrs. Joan S. Boyce Mr. Jason G. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brassard

Mr. Chris Brien Mrs. Michell W. Brill Ms. Rebecca S. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. George Brown Mr. Leo P. Brown Martha A. Brown Mrs. Elaine D. Bruce Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bruce Mr. and Mrs. William Bruett Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bucher Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Buckler H. Taylor and Jennifer Buckner Doug Bugbee's Co-workers Ms. Beverly Burke Mr. Paul E. Burke Burlington Center Mangement Team UPS Burlington Electric Department Employees Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Burrows

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bushey Mr. and Mrs. Hackett Bushweller Mr. Donald G. Butler Clint and Margaret Buxton Ms. Peggy Byram Mr. and Mrs. John Calcagni Sylvia Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Calhoun Anne Cameron Charles and Gwendolyn Cameron Muriel Campbell Abe and Edith Candiotti Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Candiotti Mr. and Mrs. Tom Candon Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cannizzaro Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon Mr. and Mrs. Larry S. Cannon Drs. Eleanor and Mark Capeless

Career Services Staff Mrs. Carol J. Carini Reverend Carole C. Carlson Mrs. Mary D. Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Carpenter Jeanine Carr Doug Castle Mrs. Margery D. Carter Ms. Jean Cater Thomas and Christina Cavin Gene and Ann Cenci Mr. and Mrs. Josef Cernikovsky Ms. Cindy Chadurjian Mr. Robert L. Chadwick Champlain Valley Horseshoe Club Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Ruth Jean Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Edward Charbonneau

In September 2006, the VNA was awarded a multi-year federal grant from the "Promoting Responsible Fatherhood" demonstration program. Now in its third year, the VNA leads a collaborative program that includes the Winooski Family Center, the Milton Family Center, and the Family Center of Northwestern Vermont. The VNA works with these partners to replicate the Fathers and Children Together (FACT) program in their settings. The grant allows the VNA to strengthen the fatherhood focus of the VNA Family and Children's Services, to develop father-focused parent education classes, and disseminate information about the importance of father involvement throughout the community. Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant # 90FR002. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Charland Tim and Kelley Charland Charlotte Central School Mr. and Mrs. Alan Charron Mrs. Ilene H. Chase Ms. Lynne E. Cheney Ms. Elizabeth S. Chew Ms. Flora J. Chicoine Chittenden Solid Waste District Mr. and Mrs. Jan Christiansen Mrs. Rita F. Church M. Robert and Annette M. Ciardelli Mrs. Josephine Cintron Terry Cipriani Clarence Brown, Inc Mr. David W. Clark, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Clavelle Debra S. Clemmer Blaine and Mary Cliver Mr. Rene Cloutier Mr. Gill B. Coates Ms. Catherine L. Coggio Colchester Elementary School Mr. and Ms. Chris Cole Donna M. Colelli Ms. Barbara Collins Mr. and Mrs. John Collins Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Comeau Ruth Commo Mrs. Jill O. Companion Theresa Companion Mr. and Mrs. David Conant Anne Conlin Katie Connors The Converse Home Ashley M. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cook Charles C. Copp Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Corbin Daniel Corey Libby and Robert Corran Raymond S. Cota, CPA Carman A. Cote Mr. Kevin L. Cote Clement and Lillian Couillard Mr. Ronald J. Cournoyer Foster and Charlotte Cowey Mr. and Mrs. Allen M. Craft Barbara Craig and Kerry McManus Caroline E. Crawford Dr. Grant Crichfield Mrs. Barbara F. Cripps Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Cromie Mrs. Anne M. Cross Ms. Alice B. Crowell Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Cryan Mr. and Mrs. Brian R. Culver Mrs. Ruth M. Curtin Mrs. Lucia Cushman Mr. Robert J. Dacey Maureen P. Dakin Dr. and Mrs. Vincent D'Alessandro Mr. William Dalton and Ms. Adena Weidman Mr. and Mrs. Dan Danaher Danaher Attig & Plante PLC Raymond and Dorothy Darling Dartmouth Journal Services

VNA Fatherhood Initiative

Fathers gather outdoors for a summer meeting of the VNA Fathers and Children Together (FACT) group. FACT groups meet weekly in Burlington, Winooski, St. Albans and Milton.

Mrs. Jean Davis Ms. Marian Davis Thomas J. De Mayo, Esq Mr. Michael DeCoste Andy and Birgit Deeds Richard Deer Mr. and Mrs. George A. DeForge Ms. Jacqueline A. Deforge Mr. and Mrs. Norman Deforge Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Deiter George and Paula Delano Mr. Louis Dellefave, Jr Glenice H. Denison Louise P. Dery Mr. and Mrs. David DeSarno Mr. and Mrs. Charles Desso Gerald and Lilian Desso Ms. Marilyn S. Detizio Mr. Michael Devost Anthony and C. Bonnie DiBiasio Ms. Erlene Dickinson Robert V. Dilts Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dimke Ann and John Dinse Elsie P. Dinwiddie Roland and Gail Dion Richard and Nancy Divenere Ralph and Kathleen Dodge Mel Doherty Ms. Colene W. Dolan Ms. Ellen Donaldson Ms. Priscilla H. Donaldson Robert Donaldson Joyce Donnelly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dorey Ms. Susan F. Douglas Ms. Catherine Downey Mr. Thomas A. Downey Louis and Rita Downs Mrs. Shirley M. Doyle John and Ruth Drake Mrs. Priscilla B. Dubé Mrs. Deborah Dubuque Ms. Jennifer Dudley Ernie and Judy Dudley Paul and Rita Dufresne Paul and Diane Dufresne Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dugan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dunbar Jean and Robert Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dunham Sally A. Dunkleman John K. Dunleavy Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dunton Mr. Philip D. Dwyer, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Brian Eagan Edlund Co, Inc Julie Edwards Mrs. Wendy Eickenberg Mrs. Sonja G. Elmer Mr. and Mrs. Carleton H. Endemann, Jr Mrs. Elizabeth L. Erickson Essex Rental & Sales Center, Inc John Evans Ms. Louise E. Evans Barbara M. Evarts Mr. and Mrs. Larry Everest Faculty and Staff at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Faculty and Staff of the UVM Department of Nursing Dick and Pat Fastiggi

Marjorie and Norman Faunce Fay Associates, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fenn Fern Hill Tenants Association Ms. April Fey Theodore and Jan Fink Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Finn John and Bonnie Finnigan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Finnigan Lewis and Sandy First Margaret Fischel-King Mr. Robert A. Fisher Evan Fitzgerald Mr. John P. Fitzgerald Jane M. Fitzgerald Walter and Audrey Fitzgerald Mrs. Paula Flaherty Agnes M. Flanagan Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher Fletcher Allen Health Care Neurology Mrs. Virginia R. Folino Patricia M. Fontaine Rebecca Forbes Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Forness Mr. and Mrs. Jean Paul Fournier Mark Franceschetti and Kathleen Fleming John Franco Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Frazier Louise Freeman Walter J. Frey Mr. Mitchell D. Fried Cora and Robert Frost Dr. and Mrs. John W. Frymoyer Ms. Laura G. Fuller Betty Gadue Ed Gallagher Barb and Joe Gannon Valerie Gardner Bill and Linda Garrett Ali Gately Barbara T. Gay David and Carol Gaylord Ms. Mary Jane Geiger Mr. and Mrs. James J. Gelber Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gelfenbein Gene Armstrong Excavating Thomas and Marie Geno Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Gerlack Mr. and Mrs. Renato Germani Ms. Barbara Gile Mr. and Mrs. Mel Giles Pamela Gillis Mr. Len Gionfriddo Ms. Ruth Gjessing Julie Glassberg Mr. Albert B. Glassenberg Erika L. Gleason Mr. and Mrs. William Glinka Mr. and Mrs. Laurier Godard Robert Goddard Donna Jean GoddardDonohue Antonio J. Gomez Ramon Gomez Ms. Gail F. Goodenough Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Goodman Cynthia S. Goodrich Cindy Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gordon

Mr. Arthur R. Goyette Mr. and Mrs. David Graham Gerard E. Gratton Mr. Peter D. Gravelle Mr. John Graves Kenneth Graves Mr. and Mrs. Jim Green Green Mountain Beverage Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Greenblott Ms. Paige A. Greenlee Gregory Supply Henry and Elizabeth Gretkowski Glenn L. Groves Mr. and Mrs. James J. Guiel Mrs. Rosa Lee Guillette Mr. and Mrs. William T. Guyette Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Haggerty Ms. Melissa Halbach Mrs. Sandra L. Hall Carole Halpin Mr. Richard E. Hamilton Ms. Amy Hamlin Patty Hampton Mrs. Sondra L. Handy Ms. Pamela P. Hanley Lillian Hardy Mrs. Carolyn M. Harris Edward and Joan Harsen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hartigan Ms. Dana Haseotes & Family Ms. Donna Hathaway Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haydu Mr. S. William Haynes Mr. and Mrs. William Hazelett Shelby Hearon and William Halpern Ms. Kathleen Hedlund Hans and Kathy Heikel Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Heinrich Mrs. Sherry E. Heldmann Ms. Elizabeth S. Helme David and Joan Hemenway Ms. Denise T. Hendrix Ms. Melinda T. Higbee HighPoint Realty Beth and David Hill Dr. and Mrs. Donald Hillman Hinesburg Business and Professional Association Hinesburg Sand & Gravel Mrs. Alice M. Hirsh Cynthia and Robert Hoehl Lee Hoehn Rick and Alana Hogle Barbara Hollingdale Ms. Ann E. Holman Honeoye Falls Mendon Youth Baseball, Inc Robert and Sally Hood Mr. and Mrs. James Hopkins Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Horbar Ms. Lisa Horel Donald and Mary Ann Horenstein Maria and Irwin Horn Jim and Wilma Horton Mrs. Edith M. Hoskins Huber + Suhner, Inc Ms. Michele Hubert Huckleberry Hill Farms Mariot G. Huessy Ann A. Hughes Morton Hughes

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hurley Robin and David Hutchins Ms. Carole A. Hutter Raymond and Nita Ingham Mousa Ishaq and Kristin Peterson-Ishaq Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Jacobs Stu and Anzi Jacobs Joy and Julian Jaffe Thomas and Marilyn James Mr. Wayne W. Jameson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jamieson Dealton and Sandra Jarvis Mr. Gordon Jarvis Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jarvis JBI Helicopter Services John and Lynda Jeffrey Mr. and Mrs. H. Lincoln K. Jepson Jericho-Underhill Lions Club Ms. Barbara H. Jewett Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Jewett JM Family SE Toyota Warehouse Johnson Woolen Mills Margo and Gino Johnson M. Barbara Jones Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones Katherine P. Judson Mr. and Mrs. Gary Karnedy Robert and Mary Jane Karp Mr. Sid Aviva Kastner Matthew and Elaine Katz Ms. Christine Kavanaugh Kaycan Mr. and Mrs. David Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Karl J. Keehn Ed and Ione Keenan Dr. and Mrs. Jay Keller Lee Keller Ms. Louise M. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kelley T. W. Kellogg John and Pamela Kelly Ms. Mary Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Kevin E. Kenlan Kenneth R. Adams, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kerr Mr. Jeffrey D. Keyser Mr. Stephen Kiernan Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Kilmer Mrs. Liselotte Kinaman Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. King Gail Eileen Kirby Ms. Marie Kirchberg John Kirsch Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kissell Mr. and Mrs. Eric Kleppinger Maribeth Klettke Marvin Klikunas and Karen Cleary Robert and Jackie Knapp Anne O. Knowlton Ms. Louise Kowalewitz Mr. Franz P. Kraintz Sally and Robert Krebs Ms. Christina M. Krupp Beatrice and David Lafayette Mr. Gerald D. Lagrow Vikki Laidman Michael E. Lalancette Chung and Loretta Lam Pauline Lambert Mrs. Sheila Lamell

Dorothy J. Lamore Laura Lamott Dr. and Mrs. S. Henry Lampert Jean Post Lamphear Eileen Landon Joseph and Shirley Lane Ms. Joan C. Lang Ms. Adelaide Lapham Mr. and Mrs. Urgel LaRoche Beverly A. LaRocque Darlene M. Larose Ronald F. LaRose Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Larrow Ms. Amy Larson Millicent C. Lash Susan Lavenson Jim Lavoie Dr. and Mrs. Peter Lawlor Mrs. Carlene B. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Lawrence Kathleen Leahy and Robert Goulette Mr. and Mrs. Ray Leary Bette Lehneman Mr. and Mrs. Howard N. Leighton Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lemaire Mr. Gary R. Lemieux John and Eunice Lemkul Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lesage Ms. Pam Letourneau Robert H. Levy Martin and Barbara LeWinter Mr. and Mrs. Armon Lewis Mrs. Vicki L. Lewis Libby's Blue Line Diner Sandra J. Limoge Albert and Myrna Lindholm Lions Head Trust George T. and Elizabeth B. Little Mr. and Mrs. John E. Littleton Ms. Sharon G. Litwhiler Llyn Ellison Lois Gilbertson Carolyn E. Long Ms. Iona Lopez Florence E. Lord Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lotz Peter Lovett Ms. Arlene Lowney Ms. Phyllis Lowry Ms. Laurie Lowy Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lucas Dr. and Mrs. William Luginbuhl Bernard and Gloria Lukehart Ms. Jeanne B. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Ted Mable Dr. and Mrs. Denton MacCarty Barbara MacDonald Mr. Douglas G. Macdonald Mr. and Mrs. Gary Mace Kevin Machia Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. MacIntyre Ms. Francine Mackin Mrs. Ellen B. MacLellan Ms. Lucille MacLellan Birdie MacLennan Mr. Daniel G. Madison Doris Maeck Coralie Magoon John and Anne Mahoney Kris Maille

Julia Smith Wheeler was one of the founders of today's Visiting Nurse Association. In 1906, she recognized the need for home health services in our community. The Founders' Society honors forward-thinking benefactors who name the VNA to receive a legacy gift. By remembering the VNA in their will or through a trust mechanism, these community members ensure that vital VNA health services will be available for everyone in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties for years to come. To learn about the VNA Charitable Gift Annuity program or other legacy giving opportunities, please call Ann Irwin, Director of Development and Community Relations, at 860-4437 or e-mail [email protected]

The Julia Smith Wheeler Founders' Society

Peter D. Alden Frank L. Babbott Francis J. Benard Urban and Pauline Bergeron Debby Bergh Janet Biehl Harold M. Blakely Aleck I. Bloomenthal Ruth P. Bogorad John L. Bove Mary E. Breen Mabel H. Buttolph John and Connie Carpenter Anne Marie Case Pauline Chambers Dorothy D. Clarke Janice H. Clements Eleanor Cleveland Dorothy Ford Craighead Charles Merwin Crofut Rita Marie Curtis Elizabeth J. Davis June G. Davis Elizabeth N. Downer Gladys M. Gare Trust Sheryl Glubok Reginald F. Godin Joyce Goggin Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Golodetz William W. Goss Elizabeth B. Grover Eunice P. Grover Beth A. Hart, PhD Anne N. Haynsworth Donald C. Henderson Trust Mary C. Henderson Trust David B. Hill Rena B. Hill J. Churchill and Marilyn Hindes Marion Seavey Hull in memory of Mark Seavey Hull Grace W. Kelly Joann Kirby Philip Kolvoord Catherine Lamar Malcolm LeVanway Charles S. Lewis Frances E. Lewis Joan H. Madison, MD Margaret Maffitt Robert Manchester Allan McIlvaine John P. Medlar Edytha E. Miles Mary Anne Miller Stephen L. Miller Revocable Trust Vera B. Millham Gordon and Christena Mills Gordon C. Morse Robert and Stephanie Morse Richard Howard O'Connor Helena C. Parizo Faith J. Parker Helen May Preston Chester Prokulewicz Donald and Anne Provost Thelma F. Provost Mary C. Pyle Florence Remington Alex Ribak Patrick S. Robins and Lisa Schamberg Andrea Rogers Gilman B. Rood M. Pauline Rowe Robert J. Roy Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Russell H. Douglas Rutter Kay H. and Richard Ryder, MD Jean and John Sleeper Willard F. Smith Gardner N. Soule Anna Stepanian Everett H. Tasker Mary F. Taylor M. Pauline Tessier Helen G. Tewksbury Webster S. Thompson Helena Ure Richard and Barbara Wadhams Bebe C. Wicker Rosemary Wilbert


The VNA website now offers a convenient online resource to help you learn about planned gifts. Interactive tools and up-to-the-minute industry information help you decide which options are best for you. To experience this new service, please visit: For more information, please contact Ann Irwin, Director of Development and Community Relations, at 860-4437.


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Maine Cycling Club Malletts Bay Fire Dept Assoc Mr. and Mrs. James Manchester Mrs. Martha S. Manning Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Mannings Ms. Marlene Manosh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marcotte Ms. Sandra Marcotte Velma P. Marcotte Erica Marks Mr. and Mrs. Michael Marks Jacquelyn P. Marlow Mrs. Elaine D. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Martell Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Martenis Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mason Mater Christi School Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Mathon Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Mathon Paula and Keith Mayhue Ms. Nancy H. Maynard Ms. Eleanor McClellan-Mead Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. McClintock Ms. Ann E. McCluskey Laura F. McConville Mr. Joe McDonough and Ms. Marilyn E. Wilkins Mrs. Maureen McFadden Ms. Katherine E. McGrath Mr. Edward M. McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McHatten Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. McIntosh

Mrs. Rachel V. Methot Mr. Richard P. Methot Metropolitan Transporation Authority Bridget and Nicholas Meyer Wolfgang and Barbara Mieder Ms. Elizabeth B. Miles Mrs. Jane Milizia Mr. and Mrs. Burr Miller Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Miller Gary and Meg Miller Ms. Laura Miller Lucy Miller and Ted Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller Ms. Suzanne Mink Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Mittl Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mixon Mr. and Mrs. Guy Moman John and Cheryl Monahan Mrs. Nancy C. Mongeon Mr. Anthony Mongillo Celeste Monturo Ms. Molly F. Moore Ellen Morales Mr. Gary A. Moreau Mr. and Mrs. Roland Morel Gino Moretti Greg Morgan's co-workers Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Morin Harold Morris and Melinda Estes Ms. Carol Morrison Dr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison

My baby is fussy and I have tried everything I know to calm him. How can the VNA help me?

As a new parent, Catherine King was experiencing the joys and the worries that come with having a baby. Her concerns grew, though, when her newborn, Lucas, seemed to have feeding issues, was not gaining weight, and had become so jaundiced that she was on the verge of bringing him to the hospital. At a friend's suggestion, Catherine contacted the VNA for help. VNA nurses help answer questions new parents might have, do post-partum check-ups on both the new mother and the baby and can even offer help and support with breastfeeding. The VNA Family and Children's Services program has a caring and skilled team of nurses who can help make the adjustments from hospital to home easier for parents.



Shortly after Catherine called the VNA, Lynne MethenyLieb, a Registered Nurse who specializes in lactation support, arrived at her home to help. With suggestions from Lynne and the team of Family and Children's Services' nurses, some adjustments to Catherine's diet, and regular home visits to give Lucas check ups, both mom and baby (and dad, too) are adjusting well to their new lives together.

New mom Catherine King and baby Lucas welcome a visit from Erin Webb, a nurse in the Family and Children's Services division of the VNA.

Sharon McIntyre Jonathan McKay John and Wendy McKinnon Mr. and Mrs. Dale McKnight Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLane Johnnie F. McLaughlin Mrs. Kathleen H. McLean Lucille McLeod Mrs. Marilyn McSweeney James and Linda McWilliam Ms. Gail Mears Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mebust Rita K. Meilleur Mrs. Vicki L. Meisterhans Edward and Jean Melby Ms. Carol Menard Mrs. Karen A. Mendes Robert Menson and Margo Waite Beth Menut Mrs. Rose A. Mercier Sister Jeannine Mercure John and Barb Mercure Mr. David Merker Mr. David J. Merves

Mortar Board Akraia Chapter David C. Mosher Velna V. Moulton Ms. Janet S. Munt Mr. Thomas Myers Myers Realty Myers Tax & Accounting Ms. Carmie M. Nanna Mr. Ernesto Nardone Rhoda B. Nason Ms. Donna M. Nelson Mrs. Jennifer Neumann Ms. Erna Neuse Mr. and Mrs. Alan Neustadter Elizabeth Newman and Kevin Paskiet Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Nichols NMC Family Birth Center NMC OR Staff Mrs. Rachael Nordell Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Norotsky Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated North Country Federal Credit Union

Robert and Julia Northrop Northwestern Medical Center, Inc Connie and Clarence Nutter Mr. and Mrs. Lester Nutting Corrine Nye Mr. and Mrs. James O'Boyle Ms. Pamela O'Brien Maureen O'Connell Ms. Lois Odom, Ms. Julie Hyder and Families Old Gold Ms. MaryLou Oliva James and Joan Olson Ms. Rosemary K. O'Neill Ms. Michelle Opfer Ms. Eileen E. O'Rourke Ms. Edwina C. Orth Lynwood and Thelma Osborne Mrs. Johanna Page Mr. Charles D. Palmer Zoe Papas and Mark McGinley Theresa Paquin Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Pariseau Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Parker Mr. and Mrs. Russell Partridge Mrs. Ruth Partridge Robert Pasco Mr. and Mrs. Mark Paulsen PBM Nutritionals, Inc Robert J. Penders People's United Bank Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pepperman Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Perkins Dr. and Mrs. Robert Perrin Ronald and Pauline Perry Charlie and Jan Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Phillips Alan and Maureen Pidgeon Michelle and Timothy Pierce Michael Piner Andrea L. Piscatella Renate R. Plaut, MD Jeannette M. Ploof Constance M. Porteous Ann and Chip Porter Mrs. Claire A. Pouliot Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Powers Ms. Victoria Powers Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Pratt Joyce M. Pregent Sherry Prehoda Elizabeth Ann Preston Mr. and Mrs. James Prevo David Prince Mrs. Jo Ann M. Prince Jon and Susan Pringle Ralph and Jane Provost Tina Racicot Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ramsey Ms. Elizabeth Randall Linda Randall Terrance and Joanne Ranney Mr. Lawrence Rathe Ray Maddocks YMCA Golf League Linda M. Ready Earl Reed Theresa Reeves-Simpson Gay and Peter Regan Ms. Sheila Reid Mr. and Mrs. Jason Revoir Alex Ribak Richard Automotive Stephanie Richards Sarah Richardson Richmond Congregational Church

The generous support of private foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies allows the VNA to initiate new programs and collaborate with like-minded organizations on projects that help our clients and their families. Grant and contract support is vital to the success of many of our programs. The VNA is grateful for this support and will continue to pursue grant funding to help our community.

Foundations, Corporations, State and Federal Agencies

that supported the VNA in Fiscal Year 2009

Addison County Parent Child Center Argosy Foundation Burlington School District E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Children's Upstream Services Fanny Allen Corporation Fieldstone Foundation Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Champlain Aerie Gannett Foundation GE Volunteer ­ Elfun Foundation General Dynamics Employee Community Action Council JL Foundation Lintilhac Foundation Macy's Foundation Morgan Stanley VIP Foundation ­ in honor of Faith Parker and Alice Rudd Oakland Foundation The Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation Turrell Fund United Way of Chittenden County US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families US Department of Housing and Urban Development Vermont Agency of Human Services ­ Parent Child Center Funding Vermont Children's Trust Fund Vermont Community Foundation Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living Vermont Department of Education ­ Early Education Initiative Vermont Department of Education ­ Adult and Child Care Food Program Vermont Department of Labor ­Workforce Education and Training Fund Vermont Health Foundation Vermont Parent Information Center

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Mrs. Emily Riesenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Anthony V. Riggio Mr. Howard S. Riggs Joanne S. Riley Ms. Kathleen Rivers Mr. and Mrs. R. James Robbins Ms. Pam Robbins Elizabeth A. Robear Paul Roche Rochester Institute of Technology Catharine M. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers Mr. Lou Romm Alfred and Maggie Rosa Mrs. Janice R. Rouille Mrs. Cherrill Rowell Mr. and Mrs. William Rowell Eleanor M. Russell

Pamela Savely and Ed Gallagher Leslyn Scheider Marshall and Nancy Schiff Marion L. Schlak Sandy Schofield Blaise Schroedersecker Robert and Susan Schryer Edwin J. Schwab Nadine L. Scibek Dorothy M. Seale-Brown Mr. and Mrs. Brian Searles Mr. and Mrs. John T. Sehnert Kristin Senna Susan H. Seymour Mr. Richard B. Sharpe Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community Mrs. Joanne L. Sheldon Ms. Gloria Shepard

Henry and Patricia Sisters Douglas Slaybaugh and Nancy Hayes Lyla C. Slayton Ms. Cecile J. Smith Ms. Janice M. Smith James and Judith Smith Joan M. Smith Robert and Shirley Smith Willard F. Smith Tonia Sneddon Peter and Kathy Snell Myron and Lenore Sopher Ann J. Sorrell Peter and Nancy Southwell Linda H. Sparks Charles and Carol Spence Joseph and Beverly Spence Dennis and Hope Spencer

Reverend and Mrs. David Suetterlein Keri Suiter Billie Sullivan Jacqueline C. Sullivan Monica Ann Sullivan Raymond and Margaret Sullivan Lynn E. Sulpizi Essex Middle School Sunshine Fund Lewis and Margaret Sussman Sharon A. Sutphen Susan Sweetser Thomas and Barbara Syroczynski Aurea Tabarrini Kelley Tacy and Caryn Munroe Roth and Cynthia Tall Theresa Tamer and John White

Madison-Deane Initiative

On April 6, 2009, more than 500 people turned out to hear a presentation by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, a pioneer of integrative medicine. Remen's presentation, Embracing Mystery: Recognizing Wonder in Our Daily Lives, was sponsored by the Madison-Deane Initiative with support from many generous community friends. Madison-Deane Initiative launched their latest project this fall, the Vermont Palliative and End-of-Life Care Resource Connections website. Designed for professionals and lay people alike, the comprehensive website offers information, resources and personal stories to help patients, their families and their caregivers as they face a serious illness. The website was sponsored by a generous grant from the Vermont Palliative Care Collaborative through the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Tour the site at Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Ken Russell Ms. Beverly Rutherford Mrs. Christine H. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Ryan Ms. Pauline M. Sabin Richard and Eugenia Saganich Clifford Sagendorf Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Mr. Danny Saleh Ms. Anita Salomone Elaine W. Salsbury Ms. Lucy Samara

Warren L. Shepard William and Ingrid Shepeluk Alice Sheppard Francis Sheridan Chris and Diana Shrader Marilyn P. Sidebotham JoAnn Simendinger Lisa Simon and Peter Nobes Mr. and Mrs. Paul Simpson Sara Simpson Sarah Sinnott Mr. Jacques R. Sirois Janet Sisson

Jeffrey and Linda Spencer Anthony and Flora Spera Mark and Susan Sperry Polly A. Spinnler Stephen and Carol Stata State of Vermont, Office of the Secretary of the Senate John M. Steady Gwendolyn M. Steele James and Mary Stephenson Peter Stickney Karen A. Storti Donald and Norma Stygles

Shirley Thuren Nancy Tiffany Mr. and Mrs. Carl Todd William and Linda Tolan Dawn M. Tomlinson Karen L. Torelli Sally Tourville Ralph and Rachel Towers Town of Hinesburg Mr. Austin Troy and Ms. Sheryl Glubok Jean M. Tucker Chris Tudor

Michele Twombly John and Karol Tymecki Ms. Barbara Underwood United Methodist Women United Way of King County US Airways James E. Vachris Mr. Gary R. Vancour Philip and Catharine Varricchione Vermont Housing Finance Agency Vermont Paint Co Tony and Sue Villanti Maurice and Nancy Villemaire Tammy Villnave-Conklin Nancy Vincent Barbara Vizvarie Christian and Margery Vogt VT Department of Health Waggy's Store & Deli Martin and Donna Waldron Kay and Robert Walker W. Keith and Marjorie Wallace Joshua J. Ward Mr. Eugene Warner Sandra Warner Bentley Washburne Washington County Mental Health Services Gary and Leta Watkins Win and Jane Way Jean C. Weaver Elizabeth Weiler and James Shanahan Russell and Lisa Weiss Ann and Joseph Wells Herman Wendelken Gretel Weyde Richard L. Wheatley The Wheel Inn Amy Wheeler Carolyn R. Whitaker John D. White Judith and Joseph White Mark C. White Richard and Phyllis White Judy Whitman Magrid Wichers Jane and Jim Wick Cece Wick Joyce A. Wiggin William and Janet Wiley Gordon and Dorothy Wilkins Gordon and Theresa Willey Dean Williams and Barbara Russ Garrett and Alma Williams Larry and Linda Williams Laura J. Williams Willington Nameplate Inc John F. Willis Patricia H. Willis Williston Woods Activity Committee Jaime Lynn Willoughby Winooski PTO Theresa M. Wolbach Jud Wolfskill and Miranda Miller Barry and Eileen Wood William and Brenda Woodhull Mary and Michael Wright Robert and Josephine Wrobel Don and Karen Yaggy Lisa Yankowski

Joan Young Kirk and Pat Young Barbara and Nevin Zablotsky Joanna Zablotsky Sidney and Pauline Zablotsky ZAK, Inc Mike and Louise Zdiuch Jacqueline A. Zeno Joan Zimmerman and Family


Can my mother receive Hospice Care while she is in the nursing home?

VNA nurse Betsy Lyons visits Dolores Wilson as needed each week to provide hospice care. Betsy focuses on symptom management, coordination of other services and education to the nursing home staff, and she offers support to Dolores' family. She also collaborates with the staff at the nursing home where Dolores resides to create a comprehensive, individualized plan of care. Each day, the VNA hospice team provides quality end-of-life care to patients in a variety of settings -- homes, assisted living facilities, Vermont Respite House, and increasingly, in area nursing homes. Hospice provides supplemental support to the essential care the nursing home above: VNA nurse, Betsy Lyons, provides hospice care for a patient in a nursing home. top: Betsy Lyons (right), confers with nursing home staff, Kim Ebel, RN and Colleen Fisher, LPN on a patient care plan.


staff already provides and allows the patient to remain in a familiar setting. Hospice nurses coordinate an interdisciplinary team of licensed nursing assistants, social workers, and therapists to optimize the physical well being of residents. Hospice also emphasizes the importance of emotional and spiritual support. Along with trained Hospice volunteers who provide support during the dying process and the Noyana Singers, a volunteer group of singers providing songs of comfort at the bedside, Hospice offers bereavement support not only to a patient's family but also to the nursing home staff.


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The VNA greatly appreciates that the agency was named to receive memorial gifts between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 in remembrance of the following people. The VNA receives thousands of gifts in memory of friends and loved ones each year and we thank everyone who donates so thoughtfully.

Visiting Nurse Association

of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446 802-658-1900, 802-660-8321 TDD, 1-800-427-1908 (Toll Free)

The Visiting Nurse Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer. HONORARy BOARD

In Memoriam

Adult Day Program -- Prim Road

Margaret Cantwell Elizabeth Durfee John Kronoff Richard Labrecque Dorothy LaForce Ronald Lafreniere Maurice Lapierre Betty-Mae Lapierre Kendrick Lawrence William McClellan Homer McSpadden Donald Melander Robert Monta Donna Muccia William Muller Thomas Murphy Ernest Nolin George O'Brien Emmett O'Connell Carl Parker Margaret Phelps Nicholas Principe Cindy Purrington Lucille Robert David Rockwood Adelmo Romagnoli Irving Sabo David Sevigny Virginia Shea Elsie Slauson David Stowell Mary Swarez Marion Taft Harriet Tetzlaff Nixon Thompson Paul Towne Edward Tremblay Genevieve Vaillancourt Edward Walsh Barry Washburn Vernard Weir Torrey Carpenter Winifred Cluff Ruth Cohen William Cole Grace Corbiere Celina Cormier Alfred Digiacomo Sanborne Dow Paul Dumais Patricia Eastman Lucille Gaudreau Theresa Germain William Gilbertson Raymond Gillilan Dace Gionfriddo Lucille Godin Arlene Gosselin Marvin Guyette Robert Hahner Mary Harvan Jean Hewitt Charles Irish Lorraine Jacobs Jane Jacobson Carl Jewett John Jordan Sandra Kane Richard Kruger Maurice Lapierre Betty-Mae Lapierre Ion Laskaris Kendrick Lawrence Carmela Loizzo Robert Lutz Kathleen McSoley Madine Miller Charles Murray Barbara Nichols Donald Niquette Jean Noreault Walter Page Janice Palmer Eleanor Penders Ralph Perrotta Anna Place Johanna Reinstein Allen Reynolds Helen Rivers Elizabeth Roberts Leopold Rocheleau Anita Rocheleau Katherine Rowley William Ryan Irving Sabo Sherylee Sarandis Marjorie Schmitt Keith Sherrer Frances Smith Amy Spokes Jean Tessier Frederick Thrane

Michael W. Breen, Chair Debby Bergh Estelle Deane Molly Dillon Barbara Dunnington Gary Eley Arnold Golodetz, MD Joan H. Madison, MD Peter Martin Lois H. McClure Holly Miller Robert E. Miller Patricia P. Motch Patricia C. Myette Andrea Rogers Kay Ryder Patricia Thomas


VNA (Adult Home Care)

Mary Abair Nevio Agosta Annette Babcock Mary Bergan Joseph Boccio Beverly Boisvert Nancy Bolton

Marcy Kass Design, PHOTO G R A PH Y: Daria Bishop, unless otherwise noted, PRI NT I NG: Queen City Printers, Inc

Community Care Connection

Harold Pidgeon

Joseph Cioffi Gertrude Corbin George Costello Nobert Crouchley Robert Curtis Mary Cushing Edward Danaher Albert DeBrita John Denning Mildred Desso Donoson FitzGerald

Barbara Nolan Ernest Nolin Norma Oppenlander Larissa Osol Janice Palmer George Perraudin Harold Pidgeon Wilson Sanders Blanche Sirois Priscilla Smith Elsie Smith

J. Churchill Hindes, PhD President and CEO Beverly L. Boget, MBA Director of Planning and Government Relations Angel Means, RN, MS Director of End-of-Life Care Programs Patricia F. Donehower, MSN, RN Vice President for Adult Clinical Services Toki Eley, LICSW Director of Family and Children's Services Catherine A. Holdway, RN, BScN, MSc(A), LMFT Director of Community Care Connection Ellen Leff, RN, BSN, MS Director of Adult Home Care Ann Irwin, ABJ Director of Development and Community Relations Lynne Robertson, RN, BSN Director of Long-Term Care Sidney J. Rockliss, BBA Vice President for Finance and Administration



Charles I. Bunting, EdD Chair Hal Colston Vice Chair James Miller Treasurer Jessica Comai Brumsted Secretary J. Churchill Hindes, PhD President and CEO

Hospice of the Champlain Valley

Annette Babcock Donald Barrett Mary Bashaw Emma Mae Blackmore Judith Bouffard William Bowen Nancy Boyd Ralph Branon Conrad Bremer Priscilla Burrage Robert Campbell Angelo Cannizzaro Oraetta Caswell Raymond Charbonneau Daniel Cota Mary Cushing Bedell Delorme Emma Desmarais George Duell Olive Dunbar Donald Dupont John Flynn Jessie Francis Pauline Germani Robert Hahner Arthur Haselton Diane Hibbard Morton Hughes Jane Jacobson Theodore Jones Marguerit Keefe Subrahmaniam Kocherlakota Angela Kowalski

Mary L. Botter, PhD, RN Janice H. Clements Melissa Dever Anne Williams Doremus Rep. Mitzi Johnson James W. Madison Karen L. Marshall John E. Mazuzan, MD Samuel McDowell, PhD Tuipate F. Mubiay Mark Pitcher, MD, FACP Ernest Pomerleau Allan Ramsay, MD Chris Smith Janet Stackpole Kerin Stackpole Nancy Wright

Fletcher Allen Health Care Member, Vermont Assembly of Home Health Agencies Member, Visiting Nurse Associations of America Member, Champlain Long-Term Care Coalition Member, National and Local Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations Member, Parent-Child Center Network Member, Vermont Association of Adult Day Services Member Agency,

of Chittenden County

Respite House

Andrea Balch Floyd Barcomb Robert Beauchemin Joanne Bemis Clarissia Bernick Katherine Blaisdell Beverly Boisvert Ronald Borch Judith Bouffard Lorraine Brisson June Carmichael

Douglas Tucker Marie Underwood Allan Valliere Max Wall Barry Washburn Arvin Weaver Thomas Wells Helena Weremeichik Helga Whitcomb

Julia Botala Margaret Bouchard Judith Bouffard Pearl Brassard Fran Brosseau Marcy Burns Jennie Bushey Gladys Bushey Merle Calderwood Mary Caldwell June Carmichael Beverly Chagnon

Mathias Gosselin Mary Harvan Maurice Hulett Carl Jewett Edith Joyal Teresa Kittell Gladys Krebser Ion Laskaris George Little Kenneth Mashtare Allard Mashtare Dorothy Moreau

Stanley Stefanski Wayne Stevens Viola Sullivan Genevieve Vaillancourt Helena Weremeichik Lewis White Stephen Wright


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VNA care spans a lifetime serving the needs of the very newest members of our community to the needs of our neighbors at the end of life.


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