VNA’s canine volunteers

Visitors are always a bright spot when you are not feeling well. Even more special is a visit from a very large soft dog that patiently allows you to pet his soft thick fur and look into his understanding eyes.

Simsbury-Granby Rotary donates to Community Fund and Holcomb Farm

Last month the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club presented checks from its Happy Dollar fund to the Holcomb Farm and to the Granby Community Fund. As club president Patrick Slater said as he presented the checks, “This is my favorite part of this job.”

The local Rotary has several fund raising events throughout the year, but the club’s Happy Dollar source is unusual.

Raising funds for the USO

Granby Stop & Shop’s Rosia Kennedy doing what she does so well— raising funds for the USO. All of the raffle proceeds benefited U.S. service men and women in recognition of Veterans Day.

Volunteers needed for airport’s information center

The Connecticut Airport Authority and Travelers Aid has announced that in October, Travelers Aid International began serving the passengers of Bradley International Airport as the operator of the guest service volunteer program at the airport. Travelers Aid now operates the Information Center in Terminal A on the lower level, which is the baggage claim level.

McLean Hospice welcomes new volunteers

McLean graduated ten new volunteers in October, adding to the dedicated team that supports the McLean Hospice program. The McLean Hospice Volunteer program currently includes 50 volunteers from varied backgrounds who want to contribute purposefully to the com- munity.

Palliative Care and Hospice What is the difference?

Medical language is almost a separate form of English. In a world of growing technology and informational systems, an entire conversation can occur that is loaded with acronyms and terms which are totally confusing.

McLean Home Care and Hospice recognized

McLean Home Care and Hospice was named to the Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of topperforming home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite annually identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.