June 2017 Community E-Newsletter
New Caregiver Cafe Launches in Farmington
We are pleased to offer a new Caregiver Cafe, a special collaborative effort between Cornerstone VNA and the Goodwin Library. The cafe will take place on the last Wednesday of every month at the Goodwin Library in Farmington.  Caregivers and their loved ones are invited to join us for a morning of support, conversation and education. Light refreshments will be served. The next Caregiver Cafe will take place on June 28, details here.
Tami LaRock, Goodwin Library Director, Janice Howard, Life Care-Private Duty Director, Cornerstone VNA and Kayla Morin, Library Aide/Inter-Library Loan Services/Children’s Services.
Looking for Volunteer Coaches
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.

Thanks to generous grant funding from the McIninch Foundation, Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L, completed a two-day training session to become a Master Trainer to train coaches in A Matter of Balance.  Once Katie has trained volunteer coaches, we will start offering 8-week classes to community members.  Stay tuned for more information.
Cornerstone VNA is looking for volunteers to help provide this program.

Click here if you are interested in becoming A Matter of Balance Volunteer Coach.

Support Our Programs Throughout the Year
Cornerstone VNA is proud to participate in NH Gives Day again this year. This statewide event takes place June 6-7, 2017 from 6pm-6pm. See our NH Gives page to donate here.

There are many other ways that you can support our nonprofit throughout the year: 

Somersworth Nonprofit of 2017
On May 12, 2017, Cornerstone VNA was presented with the Non-Profit of the Year Award by the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce. 

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, accepted the award during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Recognition Event at Spring Hill in South Berwick, ME. 

Thank you to Fosters for this feature article: Somersworth Honors Its Citizens

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO (left) with Patty Coffin, Service Credit Union and Greater Somersworth Chamber Board Member.
Program Feature: Palliative Care
Palliative Care is an innovative program that was launched at Cornerstone VNA in 2014.  Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness, with a focus on providing patients relief from the symptoms of a complex illness. Our Palliative Care clinicians offer compassionate care, patient advocacy and a true understanding of the hospice and palliative care philosophy.

“I’ve been very pleased with the care and they’ve made sure I am okay. It’s been helpful to be on Home Care and then transition to Palliative Care because I’ve been able to be stay with my care team. It’s nice being with the same people-they know you.”   - Palliative Care Patient    
Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a diagnosis such as cancer, dementia, heart disease, lung disease, ALS, MS or any illness that causes distressing symptoms.  

Find out more about Cornerstone VNA's Palliative Care Program here.
Save the Date for Upcoming Events
Healthy Living Expo

(Second date and new location added for 2017)

September 21, 10am - 1pm
Seacoast YMCA
Portsmouth, NH

September 27, 3pm - 6pm
Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Conference Center
Rochester, NH
There's No Place Like Home
October 27, 6pm - 9pm
Cochecho Country Club, Dover, NH
Annual Dinner & Silent Auction 

  • See our current job opportunities here.