VNA Health hosts the Annual Angels Among Us Remembrance Ceremony Virtually

SANTA BARBARA, CA – For the past 15 years, the annual Angels Among Us Remembrance Service hosted by VNA Health has helped community residents celebrate the life and memory of passed loved ones during the holiday season. Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, VNA Health continues this important tradition with a VIRTUAL Angels Among Us on Tuesday, December 8 at 5 PM online at vna.health/2020angelsamongus. Portions of the service will be available in Spanish. Reservations are not necessary, and anyone may join the service.

Though online, this year’s Angels Among Us service will include the tradition of sharing music and stories, lighting candles, honoring veterans and lost soldiers, and remembering loved ones. Since we cannot gather and light candles, VNA Health created make-and-keep candle ornaments in the centerfold of its Fall 2020 Live Well magazine. To receive a copy of the magazine, please email marketing@vna.health

“Angels Among Us has always been one of those very heartwarming programs that connects people; and this year, though safely apart online, we will still be connected,” shares Sena Woodall, Director of Hospice Care. “Angels Among Us will continue to be a source of comfort for those who have lost a loved one, and the video of the service will remain on our website even after the holidays.”

During the Holiday Season, the need for Bereavement Care and support is greatest, as memories and traditions can bring up grief and loss. Even through COVID-19, the VNA Health Bereavement Care team has sustained its programs via telehealth care, phone-conferencing, and video-conferencing to support families and friends with grief counseling, group support, workshops and other resources. For more information on Bereavement support, please email at bereavement@vna.health or leave a confidential message at 805.690.6201. All services are offered to the community free of charge.

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ABOUT VNA HEALTH

Founded in 1908, VNA Health is California’s third oldest Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and continues to be a leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive in-home healthcare, helping patients and their families … live well at home … wherever they reside and call home. VNA Health provides Home Health Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Bereavement Care, and Community Care programs such as the Loan Closet, Music & Pet Therapy, Advanced Care Planning, We Honor Veterans, and the annual PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare. VNA Health also offers Serenity House, a home away from home, for hospice patients who need 24/7 in-patient care. VNA Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® in Home Health Care, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care; and a 4.5-Star Quality Rating and 4-Star Patient Satisfaction Rating from CMS. Licensed to serve the communities of Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and San Luis Obispo County, the vision of VNA Health is that every person lives with health and dignity.  For more information about VNA Health go to www.vna.health or call 805.965.5555.

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