Visiting Nurse Association celebrates 125 years of service in Omaha with anniversary event
What: Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) invites the community to celebrate this milestone anniversary with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a reflection of the history and future impact of Visiting Nurse Association. You’ll hear from VNA President & CEO Jamie Summerfelt on the impact VNA has been making for over 125 years in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area.
“We’re celebrating 125 years of community impact,” says Jamie Summerfelt, President and CEO of VNA. “Our nurses went into peoples’ homes and into the streets of Omaha to provide healthcare for those who couldn’t afford it on their own. Progressively, VNA has partnered with local agencies and donors to extend that care. Because of community partnerships and generosity, we continue to provide amazing care to those who are marginalized.”
Guests will take a journey through the history of VNA with a progressive photo exhibit. Docents will also be on hand to provide tours of the beautiful Castle and grounds. The venue was selected in part due to shared history as the Joslyns were one of VNA’s first supporters and had a longstanding relationship with the agency.
When: Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5-7:30 p.m
Where: Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68131
How to purchase tickets: Tickets are on sale now for $125 which includes admission for two. There are also sponsorship opportunities with recognition benefits. Proceeds help VNA continue their mission-based programs that serve adults and children who can’t afford healthcare on their own.
Reserve your place at this celebration by purchasing a ticket online via vnatoday.org/125years/tickets. If you’re unable to attend, your donation ensures VNA can continue to deliver community-based care that provides peace of mind, quality of life and independence to our community’s most under-resourced individuals and families for another 125 years.
A brief VNA history: In 1896, Anna Millard Rogers founded Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) to bring public healthcare and support into the streets and homes of Omaha. She saw people living in poverty who were sick and injured with no access to healthcare, and she delivered care directly to them.
125 years later, VNA continues to provide care wherever people call home — for some, that’s a homeless shelter, for others, it’s an apartment or a home where they want to remain independently. For our community, it means providing access to healthcare and supportive services for those who are uninsured and under resourced.
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