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"Our community is so blessed to have this truly wonderful place. Thanks is such a small word for all they do at MVH. They provide the best comfort and peace to our loved ones and their families." - Lynne Barnett
Dear Friend of Mountain Valley Hospice,

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to be at the forefront of our minds. The fear and anxiety can be overwhelming for everyone. Learning ways to cope with your stress will make you, the people you care about, and our community stronger.

We are keeping everyone impacted by COVID-19 in our thoughts and prayers. But in the meantime, please see a list of things you can do to support your mental health, during this challenging and confusing time:
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs. 
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others, just not in person! Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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We are always looking for feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us at our general email address receptionist@mvhcares.org.  Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about the good news and latest information about our organization.

Kelly Montanye
Manager of Community Outreach & Volunteer Services

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: CORA JONES, HR MANAGER

Cora Jones joined MVH at the beginning of 2018 as a part-time Human Resources Manager after a 14-year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom and housewife. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge of employment law from her former life as a corporate litigator. As an attorney, Cora represented employers in legal matters, and developed and participated in client seminars regarding compliance with labor and employment laws.

Prior to attending law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cora graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and worked in advertising in South Florida. Cora has always had a special interest in human behavior and employee relations. She is enthusiastic to continue developing her skills in these areas and is working towards earning her certification as a Human Resources professional with the Society of Human Resource Professionals.

Cora lives in Cooperstown with her husband, three teenagers and their menagerie of two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and three cats. She equally loves traveling and adventure and cozying up on the sofa with her family to read or watch movie

HOW YOU CAN HELP!



If you're looking for a way to help MVH during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please consider donating PPE, cleaning supplies and other related items to the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home. All items must be new and in the original packaging. If you have items you'd like to donate, please send a Facebook message to Mountain Valley Hospice or email Kelly Montanye at kelly.montanye@mvhcares.org for drop-off instructions.

Items in Demand 

Masks
Gowns
Hand Sanitizer
Thermometers
Lysol Wipes or Spray 
Laundry Detergent 
Carpet Shampoo
Toilet Paper
& MORE!

You can also find needed items on our Amazon Wish List using this link  
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2SOLOLS2TE85C…

Thank you to everyone who has already reached out asking about ways to give. We appreciate you more than you know!

MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE EVENTS
POSTPONED - SPRING MEMORIAL SERVICE
DATE & TIME TBD - Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville
A service of remembrance for all MVH patients who have died within the past few months. The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments. Family & friends please RSVP for planning purposes to (518) 725-4545.
NANCY J. DOWD HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTATION
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville
This event is open to staff members, volunteers and the public. Refreshments will be served. Nominations will be accepted during March, April and May with a deadline for submissions of May 29, 2020. For judging criteria, please visit our website. 
THE SOIREE
Friday, December 4, 2020 - Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville
Limited availability for this sell-out holiday favorite! Shop, dine, shop some more. For tickets or to make a donation to the raffle or silent auction please call (518) 725-4545.
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108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078
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