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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2012


Southcoast VNA to hold Annual Interfaith Remembrance Service on November 14


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Southcoast™ Visiting Nurse Association, known in the community as Southcoast VNA, will be holding its Annual Interfaith Remembrance Service on Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Road in North Dartmouth. The service is free and open to the public and will include a special blessing read in several languages, a children's story and a candle lighting.

The service, organized by staff and volunteers from Southcoast VNA's Hospice & Palliative Care program, celebrates the lives of those who have passed and provides comfort for all who are grieving a loved one during the upcoming holiday season. An informal gathering with refreshments will immediately follow the service. Commemorative ornaments will also be for sale with proceeds benefiting Hospice care.

To make a donation to Southcoast VNA in memory of your loved one, call 508-973-3470. Names received by November 9 will be published in the service program.

For additional information, call Southcoast VNA at 800-698-6877.

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 1676 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. For more information about Southcoast VNA call 800-698-6877 or visit www.southcoastvna.org.


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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



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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