To the editor: The VNA Caring Center located in the lower level of the Northumberland County Career Center in Shamokin is a true treasure. The staff is small but mighty in providing compassionate care and daily encouragement for those in their charge.

Each month there is a “birthday bash” to honor those celebrating their special day. Musical and vocal entertainment is frequently provided by volunteers such as Vic Boris and Leon and Cheri, plus many, many more.

Dale, the therapy dog, is a faithful volunteer who entertains all with his doggie antics.

If you have a special talent or craft you’d like to share, a thankful audience awaits. Please call the center and you might be able to provide additional spark to the clients’ day.

Holidays are a special occasion and that “holiday spirit” lasts throughout the year. Clients help and encourage each other all the time. If only the world operated so harmoniously.


Karen Blackway

Daughter of a client

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