Community Newsletter - Summer 2018
Message from Our CEO
We are very pleased to keep you well-connected with what’s happening at Cornerstone VNA.

It is the season of graduations, weddings and family gatherings. We hope you enjoy these wonderful events! If you are connecting with family and friends who you haven't seen in a while and are concerned about their health and well being, don't hesitate to reach out to Cornerstone VNA for guidance and support. We are here to help!

Infinite Thanks,
Important Events
Caregiver Cafés
Cornerstone VNA has launched a new Caregiver Café in Newington at the Langdon Public Library on 328 Nimble Hill Road. The Caf é is held on the l ast Thursday of every month at 10:30 am and is a time for caregivers to gather for support and education. Click here for details on this Café as well as the monthly Café in Farmington.
Home Sweet Home
Our Annual Silent Auction event, “Home Sweet Home” will be held on Thursday, October 4 at Flag Hill Distillery & Winery in Lee. We are looking forward to this memorable fundraising event which will include hors d'oeuvres, classical entertainment, a wine tasting, a cake auction and a silent auction featuring handmade items, locally made products and gift certificates from our favorite restaurants and businesses...all close to home. 
Please help us spread the word about this event and mark your calendar to join us if you can! If your business would like to sponsor or donate an auction item click here to download our fillable form .

Our sponsors to date include:
Special thanks to Brilliant Events & Promotions !
Further details and ticket information will be available mid summer.
Upcoming Community Events
Save the Date for these two Healthy Living Expo events!
 September 20 - YMCA of the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH
September 27 - YMCA of Strafford County, Rochester, NH
Matter of Balance 8-Week Class Beginning!
Begins this week at Goodwin Library, Farmington, NH.
‘A Matter of Balance’ is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. This 8-week class is for those at risk for falls. Details here.
Celebrating 105 Years
On June 14, we enjoyed a special evening at Cornerstone VNA celebrating 105 years of caring with our kind and generous donors and supporters! Attendees heard from grateful patients and staff who benefit from their generous gifts. Their stories continue to strengthen our passion for our mission.

Thank you to our donors for your continued support!
Featured "Rock Star" Team Member
Our Rock Star program celebrates staff who are "caught caring" by a coworker, or recognized for exceptional care by patients and their families. Nikki Hopewill, our Bereavement Coordinator, received a rock star for her outstanding nursing abilities during an unexpected medical episode. Nikki offers bereavement counseling and support to our patient families. We are so proud to have her on the Hospice Team!
Celebrating National LNA Week
Last week was National Licensed Nursing Assistants Week!

We recognized Andrea Davis, LNA in our Life Care-Private Duty Program for being nominated for LNA of the Year to the Home Care Association of New Hampshire. Andrea was recognized for bringing a warm and calming presence to her patients and being particularly sensitive to their needs. She is dedicated and caring and we are very proud to have her on the Cornerstone VNA team!
(See here l-r are Andrea and Janice Howard, Life Care Director.)
Vote For Cornerstone VNA
Once again this year, Cornerstone VNA has made the top five in the Best Home Health Care category in Seacaost Media Group's 2018 Best of the Seacaost contest!

Voting for the top winner begins June 25 at and you can vote once per day. We would appreciate your vote!
Did you know?
Did you know that Cornerstone VNA provides monthly health screening clinics?

Our nurses are available for blood sample screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure monitoring, medication and nutrition counseling. The services provided are free, however, there is a small fee for a cholesterol screening and foot care.

All clinics listed here are open to the public. For more information, please contact Sandy Powers, RN, Community Health Nurse at 603-332-1133 x126.
(Seen here are Diana Bittner, RN, IBCLC, Perinatal Program Coordinator and Sandy Powers RN, Wellness Nurse, Board Certified Gerontology.)

Welcome New Volunteers!
Welcome to our new Hospice Volunteers! Left to right; Steve Hobbs, Peter Lion, Cynthia Harriman, Elise Chabot, Nancy Nicolazzo, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Bergeron, and Darlene Capalbo.
Join our volunteer team! Email Ann or call 603-332-1133 x109.
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