Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) offers a wide range of in-home and community-based services to individuals of all ages and stages of life.  Vice President of Development and Communications, Carole Patrick, joined Mike Hogan “Live & Local” to talk about their major fundraising effort of the year, Art & Soup.

Your participation in Art & Soup impacts the lives of men, women and children in homeless and domestic violence shelters in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area.  All proceeds ensure that VNA nurses will continue to serve individuals and families in every local shelter.

Your ticket purchase changes lives and is considered a direct donation to VNA’s shelter nursing program.  Enjoy Art & Soup’s virtual fundraising content, online art sales and silent auction, a soup sampler pack, and a Soup Passport redeemable at participating restaurants.

With the ubiquitous presence of COVID-19, how important is it to get a flu shot this year?  According to Cindy Ruma, Immunization Nurse Coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Association, it is VERY important!

Cindy spent some time with Mike Hogan on KIOS-FM's "Live & Local" to discuss staying healthy and making smart choices. 

If you would like information on flu shots or the VNA, you can go to

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Omaha was created in 1896.  Hospitals, caring citizens, and special organizations soon after began to mobilize, realizing the community’s health needs and concerns and the opportunity and difference VNA could make.

Today, VNA of Omaha and Council Bluffs continues to be recognized for being the trusted in-home care provider at the forefront of innovative skilled health services and compassionate caregiving.  120 years ago, VNA was a voice for community health.  Today, they are advancing tomorrow’s healthcare.

Carole Patrick, Vice President of Communications and Development at the VNA, stopped by the studios at 33rd and Burt to let Mike Hogan know about the program and the upcoming fundraiser on February 23rd Art & Soup!  The event will be at the Embassy Suites La Vista at 12520 Westport Pkwy.   

Art & Soup features delicious soups, breads and desserts, created exclusively for this event and served by the best area chefs and restaurants.  Attendees can also view and purchase items from local artists, who donate at least half of their sales back to VNA.  Many restaurants and artists will participate this year, raising funds to provide a VNA nurse in every local homeless shelter.

More information can be found at

The Visiting Nurse Association will host its annual Art & Soup fundraiser Sunday, February 25th.

November is National Hospice Awareness Month

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Hospice is a philosophy of care aimed at providing a network of support for people with a life threatening or terminal disease.