In honor of the 60th anniversary of VNACare Home Health and Hospice,
“The Fabulous ‘40s” Casino Night is planned beginning at 6 p.m. Oct.
18 at Castle Green Hotel, 50 E. Green St., Pasadena.
Co-chairmen of the gala are Sue Brown and Mark Hineman.
The Glendale-based organization has been offering 60 years of
dedicated service, giving to the communities of Glendale, Burbank and
Pasadena, Brown said.
“It started as the Visiting Nurse Assn. in the 1940s with home
health care, which the organization still provides today, along with
a full hospice care program for terminally ill patients that includes
counseling and bereavement assistance to the families,” she said.
Proceeds from this event go to care and/or medication for home
health and hospice patients who are underinsured or have no
insurance, she said.
Organizers promise guests will be treated to a glamorous evening
reminiscent of the 1940s era. There will be casino games like
blackjack, roulette and craps, along with food, a silent auction,
prizes and dancing to 1940s music played by Park Avenue West, which
is directed by Murray Middleman. One of the opportunity prizes is
Three people will be honored during an award ceremony. They are
Arnold von Massenhausen, receiving the Patrick Liddell Award; Ken
Scott, who is the Volunteer of the Year; and registered nurse Nora
Derian, being presented the Employee of the Year.
“I think it’s important to honor them because we are very
dependent on volunteers who visit the patients, deliver gift baskets
to the caretakers at holidays, assist at flu clinics and volunteer
for office duties as well as fund-raising events like our golf
tournament every year,” Brown said.
Also recognized will be physicians participating in the program
and corporate sponsors.
Tickets are $125 and can be reserved by calling Lynn Weiner at
956-1860. The reservation deadline is Oct. 13.
VNACare was established in 1943 by the Glendale Community Chest.
It is a nonprofit Visiting Nurse Assn. dedicated to providing home
health, hospice and wellness services to area residents.