Community Newsletter - Winter 2019
Message From Our CEO
This newsletter brings us into the 2019 with new beginnings and possibilities.

I would like to share a quote from the Positive Thinking Every Day book; “When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart attitude' and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things." This quote reminds me of the work that we do at Cornerstone VNA and the pride we take in being a part of the communities that we serve.

I hope that all of you start off your new year with positive energy and build on it for a successful year ahead of you.

Infinite Best Wishes,
Words of Wisdom From Our Wellness Nurse
If you falter on a new intention (resolution) that you have set for yourself for the new year, don’t give up or say to yourself “I’ll start again Monday”.
 
Instead, let it go and start again the very next day!
 
Change your perspective, look at your “failure” as a learning experience. "What can I do differently next time?" It can take months to change a habit, be kind to yourself!
 
Happy New Year!
Sandy Powers, RN
Wellness Nurse
News from Our Hospice Team
Our Hospice Program has achieved We Honor Veterans Partner Level Three status. This award reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring Veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. We Honor Veterans is a national hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Personal Care Service Provider Training
The Life Care Program at Cornerstone VNA will be offering a certification program for anyone interested in becoming a Personal Care Service Provider (PCSP). A PCSP is a person who performs and assists with routine tasks of daily living for persons with disabilities and special health needs. In general, a PCSP is someone who helps people live as independent as possible.
 
The next PCSP Training will be February 19 & 20, from 2:30 PM-7:30 PM at Cornerstone VNA. Register here or contact Janice Howard, Life Care Director for details by phone at 603-994-6940 or email .
Celtic ConFusion Benefit Concert!
Join us for a Benefit Concert, in memory of Bob and Anne Garnett.

Saturday, March 16, 4-6pm
Bethany Church, 24 Main Street, Rochester

Admission will be by a cash donation of your choosing.
Caregiver Cafes
Cornerstone VNA hosts two monthly Caregiver Cafés to support and educate caregivers.
Farmington Caregiver Café
Last Wednesday of the Month
10:30 am
In January, the featured speaker is attorney Carl Potvin who will speak on Elder Law. On January 30th, the cafe will be held at the Gafney Home at 90 Wakefield Street in Rochester.

Newington Caregiver Café
Last Thursday of the Month
10:30 am
328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington, NH
Featured "Rock Star" Team Member
Our Cornerstone VNA rock star of the month is Barbara Boulton, RN, MSN, Clinical Informatics Manager .

Barbara received a star for being a very fair and understanding manager! Barb likes her job for so many reasons and says; "I love the mission of VNA work, I love the team I work with and I love the variety of work I have on my plate."

Join Our Team
Be a part of our award winning team!

Featured Job Openings



Did You Know?
...that for as little as two hours a week you can join our volunteer team?

Our greatest need right now is for Companion volunteers and Hospice volunteers.
COMPANION VOLUNTEERS
Provide support, respite and
friendship to patients, families
and caregivers.
Call Ann at 603-994-6941or send an email here .
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS
Provide companionship and
respite for caregivers through
end of life.
Call Nancy at 603-994-7041 or send an email here .
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