Natick, Mass. – (November 7, 2016) – Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency, recently held its 10th annual Fresh Taste benefit at Elm Bank Reservation, Wellesley.
More than 200 people attended the event, which showcased regional chefs who served signature dishes with fresh ingredients. Natick VNA netted nearly $50,000. The funds will be used to provide enhanced clinical resources for the agency’s staff enabling them to continue to provide 5-star care to our patients.
Ben Simmoneau, WCVB anchor, served as event host, and Amy Wood Schelleng and Sunny Stich, both of Natick, were co-chairs.
Platinum sponsors included Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation, Fifth Avenue Liquors and Capron Lighting & Sound.
Natick VNA’s CEO, Judith Boyko, and COO/CFO, Claire Cofran, were each recognized by the agency’s Board of Trustees for their 35 years of leading Natick VNA with their vision and dedication.
Featured restaurants and chefs included:
- 3 Squares/Aaron Krug, Needham
- Bocado Tapas Wine Bar/Steve Champagne, Wellesley
- Boston Gourmet Chefs, Framingham
- Brio Tuscan Grille/Kevin Minghella, Chestnut Hill
- British Beer Co./Ryan Pennie, Framingham
- Captain Marden’s Seafood/Brian Sargent, Wellesley
- Brownstone/Joey Camire, Boston
- Coach Grill/Patrick Lally, Wayland
- Heritage of Sherborn/Jen and Josh Ziskin, Sherborn
- Jack’s Abby, Framingham
- Mac’s Seafood, Wellfleet
- Oma’s Austrian Cakes and Cookies, Framingham
- Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Wellesley
- Sweet Basil/Brian Sayers, Needham
- The Fireplace/Jim Solomon, Brookline
- Water Fresh Farm/Jeff Barton, Hopkinton
- Zaftig’s/Miguel Linares, Natick and Brookline
“We pride ourselves on our longevity and on our reputation, and we are proud to carry out our mission each and every day: to provide caring and compassionate multi-disciplinary health care services to patients in their homes, regardless of their ability to pay. We are grateful to the communities we serve for their ongoing support of our mission. All of our supporters are helping us achieve our goal: keeping people healthy and safe at home,” said Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN, CEO of Natick VNA.
Natick VNA provides services to individuals in the following communities: Ashland, Auburndale, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, and Weston.
Natick VNA is located at 209 West Central Street, Suite 313, Natick, Mass., 01760. For additional information, call 508-653-3081 or visit www.natickvna.org.
About Natick Visiting Nurse Association: The Natick VNA, which serves more than 20 towns in MetroWest, is the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency. The Natick VNA helps patients of all ages live with the fullest degree of independence in their own homes, while benefiting from the agency’s state-of-the-art home telemonitoring technology, ComfortCare palliative care program, cold laser therapy, and other advanced services.
Lauren B. Schiffman
Natick Visiting Nurse Association