“There has never been a greater need for the home care safety net that the VNA provides,” said Dale A. Calvert, this year’s Event Committee Chair.
Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ, a non-profit organization, delivering home health services to residents of Morris County, N.J. and neighboring communities for over 115 years, will hold its 17th annual Spring Fundraising Gala on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Madison Hotel in Convent Station, 1 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ.
The event, “Lighting the Way, Brightening the Day” scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. presents fine dining, live entertainment and the presentation of two prestigious community service awards. This year’s honorees include Laura Page-Greifinger, President and CEO of Quality in Real Time, Inc., who will receive the Caroline J. Caudwell Corporate Founder’s Award. Denis and Bette O’Sullivan will receive the Anna B. Hillock Community Service Award for their longstanding commitment to ensuring the availability of home care in greater Morris County.
The VNA Gala celebration features cocktail hour, dinner, dancing and a silent auction of donated luxury goods and services that includes VIP tickets to entertainment and sporting events, international and domestic travel packages, designer jewelry and high-tech electronics.
Proceeds raised from the gala help to ensure that the VNA’s home healthcare, elder care and hospice services will be available to all residents of greater Morris County including those with financial hardship.
“There has never been a greater need for the home care safety net that the VNA provides,” said Dale A. Calvert, this year’s Event Committee Chair. “Each year, Lighting the Way brings together friends of the VNA and affords them many ways to support essential services that bring comfort and encouragement to countless area residents and touch the lives of entire families.”
Individual and table reservations are available at $250 per person. Raffle tickets for a 50/50 cash drawing are $50 each and attendance is not required to win. Advertising in the event journal is an ideal way for businesses to participate and donations of goods and services for the silent auction are welcomed. A select number of leadership sponsor opportunities are also available. To participate or obtain more information, please call or e-mail Amanda DeFelice, Community Relations Manager, at (973) 451-4169, adefelice(at)vnannj(dot)org or Greer Luce, Development Assistant, at (973) 451-4119, gluce(at)vnannj(dot)org.
About the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey
Statistics show Americans would prefer to age in place at home. However, few are factoring the cost of home care into their retirement planning. Each day, the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey http://vnannj.org encounters seniors who need a helping hand to realize their best quality of life. Many with chronic but treatable medical conditions and routine symptoms of aging aren’t eligible for Medicare home care beneﬁts. That’s why it’s imperative for those who haven’t yet reached retirement age to plan ahead for individual needs. The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey has devoted more than a century to delivering home health services to the residents of Morris County, NJ and neighboring communities who want to return home following hospitalization or need a helping hand to remain in the comfort of home despite illness, disability or advanced age. The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey provides comprehensive home care services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, hospice, certified home health aides, caregiver training and support and Friendship House, an adult day care center. The Private Care Services program offers certified home health aide assistance tailored to meet specific client needs, lifestyles and resource levels. Private care is available a few hours each week or on a full-time or live-in basis. For further information about VNA services and planning ahead for private care needs, call 1-800-WE-VISIT or go to http://www.vnannj.org.