VNA Home Health Hospice, an affiliate of EMHS and Mercy Hospital, is an organization known for providing clinically excellent, compassionate home health and hospice care to individuals and families. VNA is presenting Driven – an art event to showcase Maine artists while raising awareness for VNA and the importance of home health care.
“Understanding that home health care and home hospice care is an integral part keeping our aging population healthy and comfortable is important,” explains Colleen Hilton, CEO of VNA Home Health and Hospice. “We help families though difficult journeys by hiring the best leaders in their field who believe in our mission: to provide clinically excellent, compassionate home health and hospice care to individuals and families. This necessary care can create a financial burden for some families, and our goal is to alleviate some of that stress with the community’s support of Driven.”
A vital pillar in the community, VNA Home Health and Hospice has served Maine’s aging population with respect and dignity for over 90 years. In 2013, over 47% of patients were between the ages of 65 and 85, while 25% were above 85. Clinicians – including nurses; physicians; occupational, speech and physical therapists; medical social workers and more – make an excess of 75,000 in-home visits each year and see another 3,000 patients during health and wellness clinics. The proceeds from Driven will support patients who are uninsured or under-insured and those that are alone and isolated.
Driven is going to be held at East Coast Yacht Sales, Lower Falls Landing, 106 Lafayette Street, Yarmouth, Maine, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Honorary chair and celebrated portraitist Jean Pilk will showcase her masterpieces and will be joined by featured artists Annette Brown, Guy Corriero, Anne Ireland, ML Norton and Gill Page. Artist Dennis Rafferty will also be in attendance showcasing work by his students at Huntington Common, an Assisted Living community. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying an exceptional one-of-a-kind collection of Maine artwork in support of an essential resource: affordable home health care. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, please call (207) 879-3605 or visit http://www.vnahomehealth.org/.