The Vineyard Nursing Association announced that Lena Vanderhoop received the Effie Chalmers Wadell award for exceptional service in the delivery of home care at the 40th Annual Home Care Aide Celebration, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Council for Home Care Aide Services and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Also at the awards ceremony, VNA aide Lisa Larsen was recognized for her compassionate care during Hurricane Earl and eight aides were recognized for home health care service in excess of 10 years: Judy Andrews (28 years), JoAnn Briggs (35 years), Nancy Burleson (38 years), Ginny Omar (15 years), Karen Packish (19 years), Joyce Staruk (18 years), Twona Thomas (21 Years), Lena Vanderhoop (20 years).