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Welcome to the VNA Newsroom. Below you'll find a list of our current news stories by date. Please browse and click "read more" for further information on any particular story.

How you can help North Texas' growing senior population age with dignity

Dec. 29, 2017

Dallas-Fort Worth is home to the 10th largest senior population, people ages 65 and older, among U.S. cities, according to the 2010 census. We could go up in the rankings with the next count. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2020..

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Volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels for Christmas

Dec. 25, 2017

While many people woke up and opened presents on Christmas morning with their families, others were hard at work. From the assembly line, into the coolers and onto the road, more than 1,200 Meals on Wheels volunteers dedicated their morning to delivering meals..

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MySweetWishList: VNA

Dec. 21, 2017

VNA has a long tradition serving our most vulnerable neighbors in North Texas through our Meals on Wheels and Hospice Programs. The goal of VNA Hospice Care is to ensure quality care and compassionate support for medically appropriate patients and their families..

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Dallas police, firefighters help deliver Meals on Wheels

Dec. 14, 2017

Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall joined more than 200 Dallas police and Dallas Fire-Rescue volunteers to deliver meals, and a friendly greeting on Thursday.

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VNA’s 5th Annual Power Of Pie Order Deadline Extended To Saturday

Nov. 14, 2017

Once again VNA is coming to the rescue. With Thanksgiving dinner menus in countdown mode, they’re helping to solve the problem of dessert with their 5th Annual Power of Pie.

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Three Providers Teaming Up to Improve Health of High-risk Patients

Oct. 30, 2017

Three leading local care providers are launching a year-long pilot program to test and research an innovative model for post-acute patient care coordination in Dallas County.

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Bank of America Grants $25,000 to VNA Meals on Wheels

Sept. 26, 2017

Providing daily nourishment, social contact and safety checks for vulnerable seniors is critical to strengthening our community. Thanks to a grant from Bank of America, VNA will be able to provide home-delivered meals to 10 seniors in Dallas County for one year.

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Nancy Silverton Brought "Zest" To Sold-Out Lunch

March 16, 2017

There's just something about the creation of a meal that is both soothing and magical. At the Haggerty Kitchen Center on Mockingbird, it came together for the Celebrity Chef Luncheon Tuesday....

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Celebrity Chef Breaks Fundraising Record $400,000+

Feb 28, 2017

DALLAS, TEXAS – VNA Texas hosted the 7th Annual Celebrity Chef event to raise funds for Meals on Wheels and charitable hospice care on February 28, 2017. With sell-out attendance for the annual luncheon, VNA added a dinner seating on the same day....

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North Texans Turn MLK Holiday Into Day Of Service

January 18, 2016

It was with a spirit of gratitude that some 400 volunteers gathered at Dallas’ Concord Church to become ‘Meals on Wheels’ delivery drivers for the day: opting to use their Martin Luther King holiday day ‘off’ as a day ‘in’ the community: serving others....

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VNA Bereavement Luncheon in McKinney

December 9, 2015

The next free VNA Bereavement Luncheon for residents grieving the death of a loved one will be at noon Dec. 9 at Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive in McKinney. The luncheons are opportunities for the bereaved to have lunch, pick up helpful grief...

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Tom Brokaw to speak at VNA luncheon in Dallas

April 23, 2015

Newsman and author Tom Brokaw will be the keynote speaker at VNA’s Legends and Leaders Luncheon on Thursday at the Hilton Anatole.

“We wanted a speaker who is a legend in his own right, and we are thrilled to have the wonderful opportunity to host Mr. Brokaw,”

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Officer Santa: Police Chief Delivers Meals on Wheels

Dec. 19, 2014

Dallas Police officers are playing Santa this week. Hundreds of community outreach and neighborhood patrol officers delivered lunch for the Visiting Nurse Association’s Meals on Wheels clients throughout Dallas

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VNA Celebrates New McKinney Office

Dec. 11, 2014

VNA celebrated the opening of its new McKinney office with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 11. VNA has served the Collin County community since August 1979 to meet the growing demands of home healthcare in the area.

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Hospice: Tools for dignity and comfort

Nov. 22, 2014

The first time she visited the home of a dying person, Krystal Alvarado nearly jumped out of her skin.

“I was a nervous wreck,” she said. As a young acute-care nurse, Krystal saw death as an enemy to fight at full bore, not as a certainty to quietly embrace.

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