Renowned Author and Humanitarian to Speak at NVNA and Hospice's 90th Anniversary Celebration

Top Quote To mark its 90th Anniversary, NVNA and Hospice will host nurse, author and humanitarian Roberta Gately to address the community on November 17th. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) October 26, 2010 - To mark its 90th Anniversary, NVNA and Hospice will host an evening of celebration on November 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Cushing Center, 673 Main Street in Norwell. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d'ouevres followed by a special presentation and reading by Roberta Gately, humanitarian and author of Lipstick in Afghanistan, the story of an American nurse's life changing journey into war.

    Roberta Gately has served in third-world war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the BBC World News Online. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world's refugees and displaced.

    "We are delighted to host Roberta Gately as part of our 90th Anniversary celebration," says Meg Doherty, RN, executive director of NVNA and Hospice. "Like Gately, every member of our staff at NVNA and Hospice is a committed caregiver. It's this passionate dedication to providing care for those in need that makes NVNA and Hospice a successful organization and affords us the opportunity to continue our 90 year mission to offer care and comfort to the people in our community."

    Celebrating 90 years of award-winning home health care, NVNA and Hospice is the only independent, non-profit home and hospice care agency serving Boston's South Shore. Started in 1920 in the basement of Norwell's Town Hall with the mission of "neighbors helping neighbors," NVNA and Hospice today employs over 200 clinicians, para-professionals, and administrative supports, serves over 500 patients a day, and offers an average of 45 free community health screenings, educational programs and support groups each month in over 25 South Shore communities from Quincy to Plymouth. To learn more about NVNA and Hospice, please visit

    The evening will open with wine and hors d'ouevres at 5:30. Gately's presentation will begin at 6:30. Space is limited; please RSVP by Nov 8th to 781-659-2342.

    About NVNA and Hospice
    NVNA and Hospice is the only independent nonprofit home health care agency serving Boston's South Shore. Founded by a small group of caring individuals dedicated to the mission of "neighbors helping neighbors," NVNA and Hospice has provided essential health care and education to South Shore residents since 1920. It now serves over 25 communities on the South Shore, from Quincy to Plymouth. The agency's reputation for providing cost-effective, exceptional services with innovation and integrity has established its position as a regional leader in 21st century home health care. The agency has consistently (five years straight!) been named to the HomeCare EliteTM Top Agencies in the country. For more information, please visit

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