For most Americans, May 12, 2013 represents Mother’s Day. For thousands of dedicated nursing professionals, many of whom are mothers, the day represents another significant milestone: the birthday of Florence Nightingale. To honor the founder of modern nursing’s birthday and the invaluable contributions of nurses everywhere, Nonotuck Resource Associates, a company that has helped transform the lives of hundreds of people with intellectual and physical disabilities by offering the personalized service of shared living and Adult Family Care, has donated $500 to the One Fund to support victims of the tragedy at this year’s Boston Marathon.
“Ten years ago we struggled with many aspects of health care and the agency didn’t have the resources to address this critical issue. Today we have qualified, committed, dedicated, caring nurses in all of our offices serving the health care needs of about 500 people from North Adams to the Cape in our shared living and adult family care households,” said George H. Fleischner, executive director of Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. “Saying thank you to these incredible men and women didn’t seem enough so we are making a donation in the name of Nonotuck nurses to the One Fund.”
Florence Nightingale’s birthday is recognized by the American Nurses Association as part of National Nurses Week, which takes place annually from May 6 to May 12. May 6 represents the official National Nurses Day.
“There are many challenges in nursing; one of the hardest is probably helping those we work with through vulnerable times. The One Fund Boston was truly a great idea!! It absolutely represents our nurses’ commitment, dedication and focus to our communities. I cannot think of a better gift,” said Rachael Perrea, an RN with Nonotuck. “If more businesses and organizations took Nonotuck’s lead and donated to causes in need, we could all help to make this world a little better in a big way… I feel honored to be a part of this donation and blessed to be a part of Nonotuck.”
Nonotuck offers Shared Living, Adult Family Care and Day Services for families who choose to care for their loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s, autism, brain injuries, cancer, muscular dystrophy and other intellectual and physical disabilities at home. Based in Florence, Nonotuck has offices in Central and Western Massachusetts as well as on Boston’s South Shore and on Cape Cod. An office in the Boston area will open later in 2013.
For complete information on Nonotuck Resource Associates, including office locations, you can visit www.nonotuck.com or call Nonotuck’s main office at 413-586-5266 x104.
Caregiving with Love – Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1972 by a group of parents who had the courage and foresight to seek community care for their loved ones, Nonotuck has since helped transform the lives of hundreds of people with intellectual and physical disabilities by providing the personalized service of Shared Living and Adult Family Care. Each day Nonotuck addresses the ever increasing demand from families for these non-traditional, value based, in home services with love and care. If you are interested in finding out more about this unique service and our locations please visit www.nonotuck.com or call 413-586-5256 x 104.