RVNA receives grant from Jean Griswold Foundation

Mary Jean Heller, director of philanthropy for the RVNA, receives a $1,000 grants check from Kelly Coy, case manager at Griswold Home Care.

The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA) has received a grant for $1,000 from the Jean Griswold Foundation.

The Jean Griswold Foundation was established by Griswold Home Care to honor the memory of its founder, Jean Griswold

RVNA was selected to receive this grant because its commitment to the elderly and disabled populations in the communities it serves aligns with the Foundation’s agenda to provide low-income elderly and disabled individuals the opportunity to age in an environment of their choosing. Funds will be used to support hospice and palliative care to RVNA patients in their homes. 

Founded in 1914, with a single nurse who traveled to patients by foot, RVNA now serves more than 1,600 patients per year in 28 towns across Connecticut, offering home nursing and rehabilitation, hospice, and community health and wellness services to individuals and their communities. More than half of RVNA’s patients reside in the greater Ridgefield and Danbury area.

“The Jean Griswold Foundation is a top initiative for our offices,” said Cathy Howard, director of the Fairfield County offices of Griswold Home Care commented. “ We support the Foundation through annual donations and are proud that RVNA has been acknowledged for its commitment to the elderly.”

“We are honored and appreciative to receive this grant and be recognized by the Jean Griswold Foundation,” said Mary Jean Heller, RVNA’s director of philanthropy. “From RVNA’s beginning over a century ago, our focus has been on the patients and families we serve — providing a lifetime of healthcare services. The generosity of the Griswold Foundation will help RVNA continue to deliver physical and emotional care to our patients and their families at a most meaningful time in their lives.”

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