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Caregiver Network Volunteer Wins Award from Guilford Community Fund

June 3, 2011


Phyllis Abbatello of North Branford, recently received a Volunteer of the Year Award from the Guilford Community Fund.  Phyllis has been a loyal supporter and volunteer at VNA Community Healthcare’s Caregiver Support Network since 2006.  According to Jo Ann Begley, Coordinator of the Caregiver Network, "Phyllis has fine tuned the art of listening and is always willing to share that gift with family caregivers. It is not uncommon to get a call from Phyllis asking for information for a relative, friend or someone she met at the grocery store. She takes a genuine interest in everyone she meets and they all get her undivided attention."  Phyllis also leads the non-profit homecare agency's Caregiver Walking Group held every Thursday, rain or shine, at Evergreen Woods in North Branford.   
 
VNA Community Healthcare's Caregiver Support Network is a free service for those in the community who are caring for ill or frail family members. Throughout the year volunteers and staff of the non-profit home care agency work together to provide free, fun and informative programs for family caregivers.  For more information call toll free 1.866.474.5230 or click here.




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Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year Photo (L to R): Lydia Forgetta-Sheffield, Board Member, Guilford Community Fund; Phyllis Abbatello of North Branford, Volunteer, VNA Community Healthcare's Caregiver Support Network and Christine Fappiano, President of the Guilford Community Fund.