Monday, June 1, 2015

Hope Takes Flight at VNA Ceremony

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown

The Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown (VNAP) will hold its 12th Annual “Hope Takes Flight” Butterfly Release event at 1 p.m.Sunday, June 7 at Midge’s Garden at the Pottstown VNA office at 1963 E. High Street

The event will take place rain or shine. Typically, there is a group of 20-25 people who either participate or watch the butterfly release.

Monarch butterflies are handed out to those who have donated in the memory or honor of a loved one. 

The butterflies offer a graceful, symbolic symbol of the transformation of life’s journeys.

The celebration of life ceremony includes music and reflective readings. 

As a personal recognition of each individual who is being honored, a butterfly is dedicated in his/her name; the names are read aloud in memory or honor of loved ones. Individuals who have dedicated butterflies are then able to release them privately or as part of the collective group. 

Children’s activities and crafts are also provided.

Butterflies may be reserved until Wednesday, June 3. 

There are a limited number of butterflies are available. 

To benefit its hospice program, Berks VNA encourages individuals to make a donation of $25 per butterfly to help support those who need hospices services. 

For more information, call 610-378-0481x3142 or email

Since 1917, the Pottstown Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has provided the most comprehensive home health care services available in the area. 

Regardless of ability to pay, its nurses help individuals achieve a level of physical independence and emotional well-being in their home of choice. VNAP still continues to offer round-the-clock support to patients and their families after nearly a century.

Pottstown VNA's primary programs include Home Health Care including skilled nursing, therapy, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care, IV therapies, and Hospice. 

Additionally, it takes care of bothersome details like insurance authorizations, service coordination and supply deliveries. For more information, please visit or call 855.THE.VNAs.

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