October 2017 Community E-Newsletter
Annual Dinner and Silent Auction - October 27
There's No Place Like Home
Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

October 27, 2017
6pm - 9pm

Cochecho Country Club
145 Gulf Road
Dover, NH
Join us at the table for this memorable event! The evening includes dinner, classical entertainment, and a silent auction featuring handmade items, locally made products and gift certificates from our favorite restaurants and businesses…all close to home. Mike Pomp of WTSN will MC the evening’s festivities.   Special early bird pricing before October 15.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields
Bronze Sponsors
Partner Sponsors
Caregivers Connect Event - November 15
"Caregiving for a Loved One with Alzheimer's"
Caregivers Connect
November 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Campus
100 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, NH

Keynote Speaker, Melissa Grenier , LCSW, CDP from The Alzheimer’s Association will present on “Essential Skills for Caregivers - Communication and Behaviors."
The event also includes a featured presentation by Julie McCabe, MSW, LICSW, of Cornerstone VNA. McCabe will share relaxation techniques for caregivers during her “Take Care to Give Care” presentation. All caregivers are invited to this free event and complimentary respite care is provided.

Caregivers Connect is generously underwritten by Federal Savings Bank.
Cornerstone in the News
Best Home Health Care
Best Home Health Care: For the third year in a row, Cornerstone VNA has won first place as Best Home Health Care. We received this honor during Seacoast Media Group's "Best of the Seacoast" award ceremony on August 24 in Portsmouth.
Positive Telehealth Results
Thanks to our innovative Telehealth program, Cornerstone VNA has again set the mark for excellent care with our highest-risk patient populations. For the six months ending June 30, 2017, Cornerstone VNA achieved a readmission rate of 3.4% over 146 of their high-risk, poly-chronic patients. This number far surpasses both the NH state readmission rate benchmark of 18.2% and the national benchmark of 16.7%. Read more .
Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction Award
Cornerstone VNA has been awarded Strategic Healthcare Programs Best Superior Performer Caregiver Satisfaction Award for the 2016 calendar year. This award is given for superior performance in Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction and reflects a top 20% overall score.
Connect with Cornerstone in the Community!
Saturday, October 7, 9am – 4pm
Apple Harvest Day in Downtown Dover
Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 10, 8am – 2pm
Foundation for Seacoast Health at the Community Campus, Portsmouth

Friday, October 20, 9am - 1pm
American Legion, Rochester

Become a Pet Peace of Mind Hospice Volunteer
Become part of a national cadre of volunteers who understand the important emotional and spiritual connection pets provide for people during their end of life journey and assist patients and families with the care of their beloved pets at a time when they are least able to provide care for them.

A Pet Peace of Mind training will take place on Mondays, Oct 23 and 30th from 1-4p in Newmarket at the conference room at the Mill Building on Main Street. Contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 ext.239 or NNicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org for further information.
Interested in employment at Cornerstone VNA? See our current job opportunities here .