A Community Newsletter from Cornerstone VNA - Winter 2017
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Mark Your Calendars to be Charmed by Charity!
Join us for a unique shopping experience on Thursday, February 9th from 5-7pm at the ALEX AND ANI store on 104 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH. This is a great opportunity to purchase gifts for Valentine's Day or a signature ALEX AND ANI piece just for you. Thanks to this special Charmed by Charity event, 15% of all sales will support Cornerstone VNA.
We'd love to see you there! Click here to let us know that you are coming to this great event. 
Grief is a process. Our Bereavement & Grief Support Group helps families and their loved ones with the process of healing after the loss of a loved one. Cornerstone VNA will be hosting an 8-week Grief Support Group for adults. The goal of the group is to help individuals cope with feelings of grief, loss and sadness in a safe and caring environment.

Dates, Times & Location:
Every Monday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3
Cornerstone VNA, 178 Farmington Road, Rochester, NH 03867

To Register: Contact Nikki Hopewill, BC, Bereavement Coordinator
at 603-332-1133 x119 or nhopewill@cornerstonevna.org
There is no charge to participate, but space is limited.
Light refreshments will be served. Details here.  
This young man and his fellow students at Northwood School wore pajamas on January 20 to help raise money for our Kiddie Cornerstone Fund. This is just one of several fundraising efforts Northwood School will be doing to support our pediatric patients at Cornerstone VNA.

Their kindness raised $230 for the fund and we are most grateful!

The Kiddie Cornerstone Fund is a new initiative at Cornerstone VNA. Funds raised will be used to purchase small gifts for our pediatric patients. Many of our smallest patients have chronic illnesses and see our nurses on a regular basis. Gifts may include stickers, coloring books and crayons, stuffed animals, bubbles or other items to help brighten their day. We hope you will consider making a small donation to our new Kiddie Cornerstone Fund to help our pediatric nurses bring smiles to their smallest patients to help promote hope and healing at home. Complete details here
Cornerstone VNA provides monthly health screening clinics within the communities that we serve.  
An RN is 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 if noted as well as a fee for Foot Care Clinics.  All clinics listed below are open to the public.  For more information or if you would like to see a monthly clinic in your town, please contact Sandy Powers, RN, Community Health Nurse at 603-332-1133 x126 or e-mail communitycare@cornerstonevna.org. Complete details and a listing of locations here

In 2016, you could say that our volunteers gave countless hours...you could also count the hours, which we did. Collectively, our event, outreach, office, hospice, board, companion, pet companion and senior companions gave over 7,200 hours.  
At our Holiday Employee and Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, we
celebrated two volunteer milestones:

Lucille has been a Senior Companion Volunteer at Cornerstone VNA
since 1996 and has given back over 21,737 hours during those 20 years! Lucille is a pleasure to work with and is well liked by the staff and her visitees. She is a wonderful person who has shared two decades of her time providing friendship and companionship to others.
Stella has been an office volunteer at Cornerstone for over 25 years and during that time has spent over 2,468 hours at the office assisting multiple departments with projects. She is a delight to be around and we are so very fortunate for her kindness to Cornerstone VNA.  

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please call Ann Vennard at
603-332-1133, Ext 109 or email AVennard@cornerstonevna.org.
Thank you to our generous donors who supported our programs through our recent annual appeal mailing.

Click here to learn more about Cadie's story or to make a gift.
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