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What You Don’t Know About Mother’s Day
A Mother’s Day For Peace
West Virginia resident Anna Jarvis first established Mother’s Day in 1907 to carry on the legacy of her own mother, Anne Jarvis, who advocated for a “Mother’s Day For Peace” during and after the Civil War.
As Mother’s Day thrived and became commercialized with cards, flowers, chocolates, and other gifts, Jarvis suggested that mothers would better appreciate handwritten letters expressing love and gratitude.
Sentiments last forever in the heart and mind
Flowers and chocolates only last a short time, but mothers of all ages cherish the words of appreciation few of us express often enough, if ever. Time and again, our nurses and home care aides hear family members say, “I wish I had more time, I never told her how much I appreciated her.”
Every day of home care is Mother’s Day
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) has been helping families care for their mothers since 1898, so we know that Anna was right – nothing means more to your mother than your time and heartfelt acknowledgment of her love and selflessness. This Mother’s Day, simply make time for Mom and really express how much she means to you, and why. Nothing is more valuable to a mother than that.
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey so we know a thing or two about helping Moms “age in place” to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes, and also what services people need to recover from illness and surgery at home. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the care our patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please visit vnannj.org/donate or call VNA Foundation: 973-451-4148.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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