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For Immediate Release:
January 19, 2012


Camp Angel Wings accepting registrations for summer 2012

Registration open for two-day bereavement camp to be held on July 28 and 29


FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, known in the community as Southcoast VNA, will be hosting its annual bereavement camp, "Camp Angel Wings," in July.

This is an exciting, fun-filled, two-day camp experience for children and teens, ages 6 through 17, who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The camp will be held on July 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cathedral Camp for Boys & Girls, 167 Middleboro Road in East Freetown.

Camp Angel Wings provides interactive activities that include music, swimming, arts and crafts, and activities that memorialize loved ones and help to share their loss. All of the activities are designed to reduce the sense of isolation while improving self-esteem for children and teens who share like experiences in grief.

Registrations are now being accepted. For more information, or to register, please call 508-973-3219 or visit www.southcoast.org/vna/camp.html.

About Southcoast VNA

Part of Southcoast Health System, Southcoast VNA is one of the largest not-for-profit, community-based home health and hospice care agencies serving Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island. For more than 100 years Southcoast VNA has provided high quality, comprehensive home health and hospice services, which foster improvement and maintenance of health, prevention of disease and disability and compassionate end-of life care.

Southcoast VNA is a Medicare and Medicaid certified agency offering a full range of skilled home health care and hospice and palliative care services from highly trained, screened and credentialed health care professionals. Services are available 24 hours a day, every day.

Southcoast VNA's main office is located at the South Coast Business Center at 200 Mill Road in Fairhaven; with community offices located at 244 North Main Street in Raynham, at 1822 North Main Street, Fall River, and at Linden Tree Family Health Center, 2444 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. For more information about Southcoast VNA call 800-698-6877 or visit www.southcoastvna.org.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org


Joanne Gregory
Director of Community Affairs
Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association
Phone: 508-973-3470
Fax: 508-973-3360
gregoryj@southcoast.org



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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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