Community Newsletter - Winter 2021
From the Desk of Julie

This newsletter is filled with big news as we begin 2021!

I invite you to continue reading to learn more about our exciting building project, the status of the COVID-19 vaccine, and our efforts to support our community members, veterans, and family caregivers.

Thanks to our wonderful staff and all who support our organization, we continue to be here for you, ready to care for you and your family.

Stay well,

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO
Capital Campaign - Building Our Future
We are growing!
On October 15, 2020, we broke ground on an important capital project to expand our building and renovate our existing space. This project marks a pivotal moment in our 108 year history, and positions us for continued growth and success in the future.

We have been at 178 Farmington Road, Rochester, NH since 2001, and over the past decade we have doubled our service area, patients served, and staffing. Cornerstone VNA is proud to be working with SMP Architecture of Concord, Groen Construction of Rochester, and First Seacoast Bank, who have teamed up to work with us in building a new wing for our Hospice, Palliative Care and Intake Departments, as well as larger community meeting and training spaces.
Help us build our future!
Visit our website to learn more about our capital project, view our ground breaking video, see photos of our construction progress, and find out how you can donate to this beautiful new space and support the care provided by our frontline workers!
Ground breaking
Photo (l to r): Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSN, VP of Operations, Cornerstone VNA, Ryan Cloutier, SMP Architecture, Sharla Rollins, AVP, Branch Administrator & Rochester Branch Manager, First Seacoast Bank, Priscilla MacInnis, VP, Commercial Loan Officer, First Seacoast Bank, Caroline McCarley, Mayor, City of Rochester, Jim Brannen, President, Chief Executive Officer, First Seacoast Bank, Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO, Cornerstone VNA, Joe Groen, Groen Construction, Fenton Groen, President, Groen Construction, Dave Groen, Groen Construction, Paul Drager, Board Chair, Cornerstone VNA, Susan Gaudiello, Board Member, Cornerstone VNA
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
We are very excited that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available, starting with our frontline workers. We continue to be diligent to ensure the safety of our staff, patients and our community members, but as of early January, our staff members have started receiving the vaccine at designated drive- through sites.

Pictured here are Dr. Patrick Lanzetta, Hospice Medical Director, and June Gallup, Quality Improvement Director, who recently received their vaccine.

We encourage you to visit for the most current information about COVID-19 and questions about the vaccine.
We are also pleased to share that we are approved as a vaccine distribution site. What this means is that as soon as we receive notification that “Phase 1B” has been announced, we will receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the State and we will be able to administer vaccines to our highest-risk patients. New information will be added to our website in the coming weeks. Visit our COVID-19 page for additional information and check back for updates.
Resources - Support - Community
Virtual Vet to Vet Café
Cornerstone VNA hosts a monthly virtual Vet to Vet Café. All veterans are welcomed to meet up and simply listen, share their stories or just enjoy their coffee.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our cafés will be virtual until further notice. Our next virtual café is on Tuesday, January 19 at 10:30 am. Email Katie to learn more and to receive the virtual link to attend.

Cornerstone VNA is proud to be a We Honor Veterans Level 4 Partner.
Virtual Caregiver Café
“Fill your mug with your favorite brew, and fill your heart with something new."

Due to COVID-19, our monthly caregiver cafés continue to be virtual! Join us on-line and touch base with our team and other family caregivers. We will often invite special guests to cover topics of interest to provide support and encouragement to you during these challenging times. Email Ann Vennard or call 603-994-6941 for the link to join.

The next virtual Caregiver Café is Wednesday, January 27 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am.
*New* Family Caregiver Facebook Page
We just created a new Facebook page for caregivers! This is a private group open to local family caregivers as a way to stay connected. If you have a Facebook account, simply click on the link below to find our page and request to join.
Coming Soon - Virtual Caregivers Connect Event
Stay tuned for more information about a wonderful community event to support our family caregivers. We are excited to share that special guest speaker, Aaron Blight, Ed.D., will be joining us virtually on March 9th. Blight is an international speaker and consultant on caregiving, aging, and health care, and he is the author of a new book called, "When Caregiving Calls".

If you'd like to be informed of this event, visit the Caregiver Support page on our website and sign up to received our Caregiver Connection Newsletter.
In The News ...
Father-Son Volunteer Team Receives Award
Welcome Alexa Gordon, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
June Gallup, QI Director, Receives Nightingale Award
Join Our Award-Winning Team
You could be the perfect fit! Explore opportunities to make a positive difference as a member of our award-winning team.
Support Cornerstone VNA
Donations to Cornerstone VNA help us continue providing access to care for those in need and further support innovate programs and services for people of all ages from birth through end of life. Make a gift today to support our programs and services, or give to our Capital Campaign!
Awards and Recognition
Home Care. Hospice Care. Palliative Care. Life Care - Private Duty. Community Care.
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