The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association is one of hundreds of organizations across the country celebrating National VNA Week.

The special week began May 8 and runs through Saturday.

"New Milford VNA was founded in 1918 during the worldwide influenza epidemic," said New Milford VNA Executive Director Andrea Wilson.

"Our association has a proud history of over 90 years of service to residents within the communities of New Milford, Bridgewater, Sherman, Kent, Roxbury, Washington and Warren," she said.

"We are a nonprofit health care agency dedicated to providing quality home care, hospice and public health services to the greater New Milford area," she explained.

"We are pleased to join in this nationwide celebration of the mission and the services provided by visiting nurse associations," Ms. Wilson concluded.