Register for the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon to Benefit Cornerstone VNA

Register for the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon to Benefit Cornerstone VNA

 

On October 31st, the 16th Annual Seacoast Half Marathon, one of coastal New Hampshire’s longest running half marathons, will kick off from Portsmouth High School. Traditionally an in-person race, the Seacoast Half Marathon is offering a hybrid model in 2021, giving runners the opportunity to participate either in-person or virtually. Virtual participants can select from three distance options (5k, quarter marathon or half marathon), which can be completed on the route of their choice between October 23rd and October 31st.

 

Each year, 100% of the net proceeds from the event are donated to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. This year’s beneficiary, Cornerstone VNA, is an independent nonprofit organization providing home care, hospice, palliative care, private duty services, and community health and wellness programs. As a local health care provider, Cornerstone VNA has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, caring for patients of all ages, from birth through end-of-life.

 

According to Erika Lee, Cornerstone VNA’s Advancement Director, “We are thrilled to be a part of this popular seacoast race, and we are grateful to the Seacoast Half Marathon volunteer race committee for all of their efforts to support local nonprofits like Cornerstone VNA.” Lee adds, “We also appreciate all of our race sponsors, especially Ocean Properties and First Seacoast Bank, who are our lead sponsors this year, and Runner’s Alley for their continued partnership in this event!”

 

According to Bruce Hurley, longtime Seacoast Half Marathon committee member, “Since our race first began in 2006, we have raised over $1.3 million for local nonprofit organizations. It’s a special tradition of caring for the coast and we are proud of the work we’ve done to raise awareness and funds for our nonprofit friends.” Jay Diener, Race Director adds, “This event brings so many people together and I am grateful to everyone involved in making the Seacoast Half Marathon a successful race year after year.”

 

Visit seacoasthalfmarathon.com today to learn more and to register.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Don’t Trash Barrington

Don’t Trash Barrington – Litter Collection Club. First Walk Coming Soon! Join us monthly for a 1 hour walk around Barrington collecting litter and keeping our town trash-free! Our first walk is still TBD, in the meantime keep an eye on our Facebook Page “Don’t Trash Barrington”!

Cornerstone VNA Offers Public Drive-Through Flu Clinic

Cornerstone VNA Offers Public Drive-Through Flu Clinic October 22

 

Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association is pleased to offer the community a drive-through flu clinic on Friday, October 22 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. The clinic will be held outside in the parking lot at their main office at 178 Farmington Road in Rochester, NH. Community members will follow the entrance to the Cornerstone VNA building and turn left, following the orange cones. Cornerstone VNA clinical staff will be on hand to administer the flu vaccine.  Flu vaccines are covered by most major insurances, including Medicare, but unfortunately, they are unable to accept the Medicare Advantage Plan or Cigna. Please bring your insurance card. The cost for the flu vaccine is $40 without insurance, and $70 for the high dose.

 

“We held our first drive through flu clinic last year, which was a convenient and safe option for our local community members,” shares Sandy Powers, RN, Health and Wellness Nurse. Powers adds, “We are pleased to be able to provide this service once again to help protect folks during the flu season.”

 

With the continued impact of COVID-19, the influenza vaccination is even more important for everyone. Keeping flu infections down will greatly benefit our local health care organizations, who continue to be on the frontlines of treating patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

October Walkabout

October Walkabout: Fall Foliage Hike on Saturday, 9 of Oct, beginning 9:30AM, on the Calef Isinglass Preserve West, Town Farm Rd, Barrington. Please wear bright colors, appropriate footwear and bring mosquito & tick protection.  We anticipate a hike of 2 hours / 2 miles. We ask you leave the family dog at home. RSVP to barrtrails@gmail.com.

13th Annual Apple Harvest Day

13th Annual Apple Harvest Day on Saturday, October 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all over Downtown Dover and Henry Law Park. Free admission. A day-long family event, featuring more than 200 crafters and vendors, great food, live entertainment, kids activities, a 5k road race, and more. The event was first held in 1985 and now draws more than 50,000 people to downtown Dover, making it one of the most popular regional fall festivals.

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