VNA offers overnight bereavement camp for local children

NEWS RELEASE

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is offering an overnight bereavement camp for local children who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Camp Chrysalis is a bereavement-focused camp, offering a way for children who have experienced the death of a relative, loved one or close friend to better understand and cope with their emotions. This camp, held at Life for Youth Camp on November 10-11, is for grieving children ages 8-13. There is no cost to participate, and the registration deadline for Camp Chrysalis is October 22. Space is limited. Register at www.vnatc.com/camp. For more information, please call 772-567-5551 ext. 5171.

 Camp Chrysalis will be supervised by VNA staff, licensed clinical social workers, bereavement counselors and specially-trained and screened volunteers. Campers will participate in bereavement activities, led by VNA staff, and enjoy recreational activities as well as the use of Life for Youth Camp’s facilities. Camp Chrysalis is made possible by the Otis G. Pike Charitable Trust and Quail Valley Charities.

 For more information about Camp Chrysalis or other bereavement services, please call 772-567-5551.

 About the VNA

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides home healthcare services—including Medicare-reimbursed and private-duty nursing; home health aides; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; in-home companions; and personal transportation—throughout Indian River County. The agency is also the only licensed hospice provider in Indian River County, offering end-of-life care in patients’ homes, local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and the VNA Hospice House. The VNA also provides community wellness services such as flu vaccinations, no-cost blood pressure/blood sugar screenings, and speakers on health-related topics for local community groups.

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