Visiting nurse shares a joke with patient in her home, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group VNA and Hospice, Northampton, MA 01060.

Make a Gift of Caring

Honoring Exceptional Caregivers at the VNA & Hospice

Gift of Caring

A meaningful way to say Thank You

“There’s no place like home.” Visiting nurse talks with female client in wheelchair in her home, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group VNA & Hospice, Northampton, MA 01060.

It’s not just a saying, it’s a fact when it comes to your health.  You are likely to do better recovering from an illness or injury in your home than in a hospital.  Likewise, people at the end of life are more comfortable surrounded by familiar faces at home.  We are pleased to help you manage whatever challenge you are facing, in the place you call home.

You accomplished a goal you’ve been striving to achieve thanks to an occupational or speech therapist, or you appreciated the nurse’s attentiveness and kindness.  You felt some relief when a hospice volunteer was there when your family needed them, or your loved one passed peacefully while a harpist was playing.  When you or your family are searching for a way to say thank you for the exceptional, compassionate care you received from a nurse, social worker, therapist, home health aide, counselor, volunteer, or other caregiver, consider making a contribution in their honor.  Your gift will not only let your honored caregiver know how much you appreciate the care they provided but will also ensure that our services are available to all.  Honorees will be notified of your thoughtful donation and will receive special recognition.

To make your gift, download and mail in this form or make your gift online here.  You may also call the Cooley Dickinson Development Office at (413) 582-2255.



Honoring VNA & Hospice’s Recipients of Patient Gratitude


  • Donna Pajak

    “She was very precise & helped me recover. Everyone was great.” -William Dunn

  • The CDH Hospice Folks

    Honored by James Cahillane

  • Susan S., Physical Therapist

    “She is very talented. I was fascinated by the skills she used to treat my concussion, dizziness, and troubled vision.” -Marjorie Johnson

  • VNA Nurses

    "“My regards for VNA nurses are based on a long life of appreciation, here and abroad, with nurses who had a positive effect on my health when needed.” -Bill Wigham

  • Marita Briones, VNA Case Manager

    “Marita was exceptionally thoughtful, warm, sunny, and enjoyable to know!” -Sherrill Harbison

  • Becky

    “Becky was so knowledgeable and she pushed me to get better. Always positive and cheerful.” -Rick Carbonneau

  • Karen Whalen

    "Karen was most helpful in providing excellent care and tending to my needs in my recuperation from my fall in my garage." -Frances P. Goldsher

  • VNA & Hospice Staff

    "Great care received for our Mother from VNA & Hospice." -Brian Reilly

  • Charlene A. Vinton

    "You gave my wife excellent, compassionate care, and taught me how to be a caregiver. I am eternally grateful." -Andy Churchill

  • Karen G. Hill

    "You gave my wife excellent, compassionate care, and taught me how to be a caregiver. I am eternally grateful." -Andy Churchill

  • Visiting Nurses

    "The visiting nurses made it possible for my cousin, Linda, to stay at home and be independent for as long as possible. Thank you for all that you do." -Doreen Curry

  • Our VNA & Hospice Caregiver Team

    Carin, RN - who connected with and cared for Irene; Abbey - so kind and compassionate on triage; Sarah, RN - thoughtful and thorough; Sarah, MSW - compassionate, helpful, and thoughtful; Regina, RN, Case Manager - AWESOME, wonderful, caring, and professional; Karen, CNA - FABULOUS, great, got her to look beautiful for the journey." -Family of Irene Benoit

  • Trisha Neill, Jennifer Restucci, Corrina Riley, and Liz Rotti

    "Everyone who helped us were 'Earth Angels.' It allowed my husband to be home where he wanted to be. Myself, my son, and the hospice staff worked as a team, and they helped to guide us through this time." -Anonymous Donor

  • Those Individuals Recognized for Their Work in 2020

    o Norma Jean Ryan
    o Gary Roger Olson
    o Regina Rumplik, RN
    o Carin Nelson, RN
    o Sherry O'Connell and Sarah, Nina, Jenifer, Moe, Bree, and Ashley.
    o Jennifer D.

  • VNA Staff

    “I would like to thank all the staff who took such wonderful care for my husband Dan Strain. He loved you all and loved joking with everyone. Thanks again for your wonderful care.” -Cynthia Strain

Your home health aide helped you shower for the first time after a surgery.

Your fathers nurse made his last moments peaceful.

Your social worker connected you to needed services.

Honor care that you or a loved one received today by following this link.

You may also download the brochure and mail your recognition to
PO BOX 329, Northampton, MA  01061