Granby Lions Club helps VNA meet community needs
By Andrea Boyle
As part of the Lions Club International, the world’s largest service organization, the Granby Lions Club exemplifies its commitment to making a difference in the local community as long-term supporters of the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association.
Bob Francolini, chair of the Granby Lions Club Giving Committee, recently presented Farmington Valley VNA executive director Incy S. Muir with a $3,000 donation designated for therapeutic and nursing supplies to directly benefit clients, as well as technology that will enhance the agency’s ability to provide health and wellness education throughout the communities served by the non-profit home care and Hospice agency. The Rehabilitation Department has acquired balance disks to help those with balancing issues, and the purchase of two Sigvarus Doff N’ Donner sets will offset clients’ challenge of donning and removing prescribed compression hose stockings. A new CoaguChek monitor will allow nursing staff to effectively monitor the level of blood coagulation in clients who take blood-thinning medications. The community programs department, which houses the Granby Food Bank program and provides the school nursing program for the Granby board of education, was able to replace the 15-year-old laptop computer that is used at frequent health and wellness education events, community presentations and staff education.
The Granby Lions Club’s ongoing support of the Farmington Valley VNA’s programs and services allows the agency to honor its roots and fulfill its mission of providing high quality care to Granby and other Farmington Valley residents.