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VNSW Foundation to honor advocates for seniors

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Across the nation, seniors are the fastest-growing demographic. Westchester is graying, too: one in five people are 60 years or older and by 2030, one in four will fall into this group while 68% will have two or more chronic health conditions, according to the National Council on Aging. These trends are driving the increased demand for health care, creating a burgeoning need for the vital home health care services provided by VNS Westchester.

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To help the nonprofit agency address these senior needs the VNSW Foundation will hold its 21st annual Spring Benefit Gala on Wednesday, May 15, 5:30 p.m., at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison honoring three key organization partners who work with VNSW to provide care and support for seniors. Ken Buffa, Westchester reporter at NBC 4 New York, will serve as emcee for the event.

The honorees are Aging in America Inc., William T. Smith, the organization’s president and CEO; Matthew G. Anderson, president and CEO of The Osborn; and Gera Looser, RN, of the VNSW Foundation.

Aging in America is a nonprofit advocacy group serving the elderly, which in 2017, awarded a $25,000 grant to VNSW to implement a sepsis-screening tool aimed at stemming the tide of the disease, which often afflicts older adults.

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