Susan Young Gaudiello Receives 2024 Cornerstone Award

Susan Young Gaudiello Receives 2024 Cornerstone Award

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA is excited to announce their annual Cornerstone Award recipient, given to an individual or business in recognition of their commitment to advancing the mission of Cornerstone VNA. This year, Susan Young Gaudiello of Barrington, NH was honored with the 2024 Cornerstone Award during an intimate gathering of donors and friends on June 26th.

 

Susan’s work life has been one of service throughout the State of New Hampshire as the Executive Director for nearly 20 years of the Home Care Association of NH, now known as the Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Alliance of NH. In this role, she worked tirelessly to ensure that all residents have access to care at home. Upon her retirement, she wanted to continue to give back and advocate for those in her community and joined the Cornerstone VNA Board of Directors in 2011. According to Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO, “Susan has been a champion of Cornerstone VNA, providing leadership, motivation and vision that has propelled us into action and inspired others.”

 

During her time on the Board of Directors, Susan has held the position of vice chair and chair and was actively involved in numerous board committees. Her business background, passion for home healthcare, and her advocacy efforts, have been instrumental in leading the board’s success and sustainability. She has been a mentor to many other board members and influential in engaging board members.

 

Susan has made significant contributions to Cornerstone VNA, especially during times of change, growth, and unexpected challenges. This included the successful leadership transition of Cornerstone VNA’s CEO in 2013, helping the organization in its efforts to build a culture of philanthropy, and providing exceptional guidance and support through a capital campaign and the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Advancement Director, Erika Lee, “The agency was incredibly fortunate to benefit from Susan’s guidance throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Her infinite wisdom and calm approach during so much uncertainty really helped us navigate that challenging time with confidence. Susan was also deeply involved in the building expansion and renovation project to ensure the continued growth and success of Cornerstone VNA.”

 

Over the years, Susan has made personal contributions to the organization by supporting various campaigns and becoming a member of the Norma Snow Legacy Society. Susan understands the importance of leading by example, and as a result, she has played a key role in helping to build an agencywide culture of philanthropy. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to support the VNA’s mission as a board member and donor,” Susan stated in accepting the award. “My family has personally benefitted from their outstanding services, so I know how valuable this organization is to all communities it serves.”

 

Susan gives unconditionally, not only at Cornerstone VNA, but to her Town of Barrington through her past service as a Select Board member, and her current role as chair of the public library board of trustees and library building committee. Cornerstone VNA is grateful to honor Susan for her years of service, philanthropy and dedication.

 

Cornerstone VNA currently serves 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 over 111 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.

Cornerstone VNA Revitalizes Educational Series

Cornerstone VNA Revitalizes Educational Series

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health provider, is excited to announce the revitalization of its popular community Educational Series. These educational presentations are free and open to community members and local businesses and cover a variety of health and wellness-related topics. Presentations can also be customized to meet specific needs or areas of interest. The educational presentations have been newly organized into five categories including, Holistic Health from the Inside Out, Family Caregiver Superheroes, Safe and Sound at Home: Rehab Solutions and Health Tips, Mental and Social Wellness, and Shine the Light on Hospice. Presentations typically run sixty minutes and include a question-and-answer portion.

 

According to Jennifer Ufkin, RN MSN, Vice President of Operations, “At Cornerstone VNA, we’re more than just caregivers. We focus on keeping people healthy, not just treating illnesses. Our unique programs are designed to help individuals live healthier lives. Through our Educational Series, we aim to help community members make informed decisions about their health and well-being, especially in tough situations.”

 

At a recent educational presentation titled ‘Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss’, an attendee shared, “The presentation was wonderful, and I got some good pointers to use with my loved one. The handouts were extremely helpful.” The resident service coordinator at a senior housing building remarked, “Excellent presentation today on ‘Living Well with Anxiety’. We had 19 attendees which is highly unusual for us.” Another business shared, “Thank you for the presentation on the ‘Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice’, we had a great discussion.”

 

To learn more about each topic, visit cornerstonevna.org/educational-series for a full listing of presentation descriptions. To request presentations for a community group or business, please complete the online contact form or call 603-332-1133 x1109.

 

Cornerstone VNA currently serves 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 over 111 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.

Huge Silent Auction by Scouts BSA Troop 3 at the 2024 Raymond Town Fair.    

Huge Silent Auction by Scouts BSA Troop 3 at the 2024 Raymond Town Fair.    

Over 300 Auctions!

 

Friday July 12th  from 5 to 10 PM & Saturday July 13th from 12 to 8 PM at the Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Raymond, New Hampshire

 

Auction Items:   Masataka Yoshida Autographed Baseball, Handmade Quilts, Handmade Chess Board, Maple Syrup, Jewelry, Wood Cutting Boards, Comic Books, Gift Baskets, T-Shirts, Hats, Coffee Cups, Coffee, Leather Bag, Tote Bag, Collectables, Router Table Set, Craft Items, Scrapbook Kit, Portable Blender, Christmas Ornaments, Insulated Lunch Box, Framed Sports Pictures and More

 

Vacation Resort Certificates to:  Attitash Mountain Village in Bartlett, Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Mass., Holiday Inn Express in Durham, NH, Homewood Suites Gateway Hills Hotel in Nashua, Margate Resort in Laconia, Sewall House in Island Falls, Maine; Town & Country Inn in Gorham, and the Vista in Gloucester, Mass.

 

Sailing & Riverboat Cruise Certificates to:   Bay Spirit Tours, Boston Harbor City Cruises, Charles Riverboat Company, Essex River Cruises, Essex Stream Train & Riverboat, Gundalow Company, Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises, Massachusetts Bay Lines, Schooner Olad, Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise.

 

Golf Certificates to: Arrowhead Golf Club, Barton Golf Club, Campbell Scottish Highlands, Cochecho Country Club, Keene Country Club, Kingswood Golf Club, Loudon Golf Club, Newport Golf Club, Nippo Lake Golf Club, Rochester Country Club and Sterling Golf Management

 

Skiing Certificates to:  Bradford, Pat’s Peak, Ragged Mountain, and Whaleback

 

Events, Fairs, Concert, Theatre and Movie Tickets to: Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre, Capital Center for the Arts, Coppal House Farm, Eastern State Exposition (Big E), Firehouse Center for the Arts, Garrison Players Art Center, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, Maine State Music Theatre, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Highland Games, North Shore Music Theater, Palace Theatre, Red River Theatre, Smitty’s Cinema Restaurant, Stockbridge Theatre and Winnipesaukee Playhouse.

 

Sports Tickets to: Portland Sea Dogs, Nashua Silver Knights, and Hartford Yard Goats

 

Camping Certificates to: Abel Mountain Campground, Acres of Wildlife Family Campground, Big Lake RV & Campground, Bourne Scenic Park, Cozy Pond Camping Resort, Maine Forest Yurts and Parks Pond Campground.

 

Attraction Gift Cards & Gift Certificates to:  Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Ausable Chasm, Aviation Museum of N.H., Barre & Soul Yoga, Billings Farm, Black Heritage Trail of N.H., Blaze Yoga & Fitness, Boothbay Railway Village Museum, Boston Duck Tours, Boston Museum of Science & Planetarium, Boston Swan Boats, Boston Tea Party Ships, Bromley Mountain, Butterfly Place, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Captain Cove Adventure Golf, Cedardale, Children’s Museum of N.H., Chuckster’s, Clark’s Trading Post, Concord Museum, Currier Museum of Art, Escape Room Concord, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Fells Estate & Gardens, Fun & Games, Funspot, Granite State Escape, Great Escape Room, Guiding Light Fishing Charters, Gunstock Mountain, Hancock Shaker Village, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Highland Mountain Bike Park, Hildene, Hilltop Fun Center, Icon Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, JFK Library, Lakeside Lanes, Land of Witches and Pirates,  Launch Trampoline Park, Lupa Zoo, Maine Maritime Museum, Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art, Mass. Audubon, Mel’s Funway Park, Monkey C Monkey Do, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New England Air Museum, N.H Div. of Parks & Rec., N.H. Farm Museum, N.H. Historical Society,  N.H. Telephone Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, North Country Rivers, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Oceanarium, Off the Wall Kidz, Old Sturbridge Village, OSG Paintball, Outback Kayak, Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, Paul Revere House, Peabody Essex Museum, Plimoth Patuxet Museum (Plymouth Plantation), Polar Caves, Portsmouth Historical Society, Pursue the Clues, R1 Indoor Carting, Salem Wax Museum & Witch Village, Sandwich Glass Museum, Seacoast Science Center, See Science Center, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Museum, Southern N.H. Gymnastics, Springfield Museums, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Strawberry Banke, Striker’s East, Take Flight Adventures, Tree Top Adventures, Trustees Preservation Society,  Vermont Institute of Natural Science, View Boston, West End Creamery, Wolfeboro Trolley, Wright Museum, X-Treme Craze, York’s Wild Kingdom and You’re Fired.

 

Retail Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to: Awesome CCG, Buchika’s Ski & Bike, Cheryl’s Ultimate Bouquet, Exeter Flower Shop, George & Phillips, Goodheart Media, Jambs Jewelry, Ken Jones Ski Mart, Kilwin’s, Krypton Comics, Mountain Road Trading Post, Pitchfork Records, River Run Canoe Rental, Shaws Supermakets,  Sugarbush Farm, Tuscan Brands, Vermont Spot, and the Water Street Bookstore.

 

Restaurants Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to:  99 Restaurant, 110 Grill, Auburn Tavern, Beach Plum, Ben & Jerry’s, Bob’s Broiled Chicken, Brown’s Lobster Pound, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burton’s Grill and Bar, Cactus Jacks, Charlie’s Italian Pizzeria, Cheese Louise, Chuck E Cheese, Cinco’s, Constantly Pizza, Copper Door, Crack’d Kitchen, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Dos Amigos, Five Guys, Flatbread Company, Friendly Toast, GMS Pizza, Golden Corral, Goldenrod, Googie’s Sandwich Shop, Goods Market, Hooked Seafood, Jersey Mike’s, Kelly’s Roast Beef, Kisaki Japanese Restaurant, Longbranch, Louie’s Pizza, Lucky Corner, Maddie’s, Mary Ann’s Diner, Nick’s Place, Ohana Kitchen, Olive Garden, O’Sheas Caife & Tae, Poor Boys, Portsmouth Gas Light, River House, SeaDog Brewing, Shalimar India, Supreme House of Pizza, T-Bones, Tailgate Tavern,  Texas Roadhouse, Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Vibes, Water View Grill and the Works Café.

Touch-A-Truck Storytime

Touch-A-Truck Storytime

Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 AM

*Rain date: July 25th*

Barrington families will meet at the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) front yard for a short story with Ms. Wendy. When the story time is finished we will have parents and children line up on the sidewalk, pick up a craft kit to take home and will be directed down the sidewalk to the vehicles at the bottom of the driveway.

This will be a great time for children to see vehicles up close and to meet and ask questions of any town employees that are there. Thank you to Barrington’s Police, Fire & Rescue, and Highway Department for participating in this popular family event! Vehicles will be available barring any emergency. No Registration Necessary

Huge Silent Auction by Scouts BSA Troop 3 at the 2024 Raymond Town Fair

Huge Silent Auction by Scouts BSA Troop 3 at the 2024 Raymond Town Fair.    

Over 300 Auctions!

 

Friday July 12th  from 5 to 10 PM & Saturday July 13th from 12 to 8 PM at the Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Raymond, New Hampshire

 

Auction Items:   Masataka Yoshida Autographed Baseball, Handmade Quilts, Handmade Chess Board, Maple Syrup, Jewelry, Wood Cutting Boards, Comic Books, Gift Baskets, T-Shirts, Hats, Coffee Cups, Coffee, Leather Bag, Tote Bag, Collectables, Router Table Set, Craft Items, Scrapbook Kit, Portable Blender, Christmas Ornaments, Insulated Lunch Box, Framed Sports Pictures and More

 

Vacation Resort Certificates to:  Attitash Mountain Village in Bartlett, Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Mass., Holiday Inn Express in Durham, NH, Homewood Suites Gateway Hills Hotel in Nashua, Margate Resort in Laconia, Sewall House in Island Falls, Maine; Town & Country Inn in Gorham, and the Vista in Gloucester, Mass.

 

Sailing & Riverboat Cruise Certificates to:   Bay Spirit Tours, Boston Harbor City Cruises, Charles Riverboat Company, Essex River Cruises, Essex Stream Train & Riverboat, Gundalow Company, Hyannis Whale Watch Cruises, Massachusetts Bay Lines, Schooner Olad, Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise.

 

Golf Certificates to: Arrowhead Golf Club, Barton Golf Club, Campbell Scottish Highlands, Cochecho Country Club, Keene Country Club, Kingswood Golf Club, Loudon Golf Club, Newport Golf Club, Nippo Lake Golf Club, Rochester Country Club and Sterling Golf Management

 

Skiing Certificates to:  Bradford, Pat’s Peak, Ragged Mountain, and Whaleback

 

Events, Fairs, Concert, Theatre and Movie Tickets to: Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre, Capital Center for the Arts, Coppal House Farm, Eastern State Exposition (Big E), Firehouse Center for the Arts, Garrison Players Art Center, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, Maine State Music Theatre, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, New Hampshire Highland Games, North Shore Music Theater, Palace Theatre, Red River Theatre, Smitty’s Cinema Restaurant, Stockbridge Theatre and Winnipesaukee Playhouse.

 

Sports Tickets to: Portland Sea Dogs, Nashua Silver Knights, and Hartford Yard Goats

 

Camping Certificates to: Abel Mountain Campground, Acres of Wildlife Family Campground, Big Lake RV & Campground, Bourne Scenic Park, Cozy Pond Camping Resort, Maine Forest Yurts and Parks Pond Campground.

 

Attraction Gift Cards & Gift Certificates to:  Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Ausable Chasm, Aviation Museum of N.H., Barre & Soul Yoga, Billings Farm, Black Heritage Trail of N.H., Blaze Yoga & Fitness, Boothbay Railway Village Museum, Boston Duck Tours, Boston Museum of Science & Planetarium, Boston Swan Boats, Boston Tea Party Ships, Bromley Mountain, Butterfly Place, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Captain Cove Adventure Golf, Cedardale, Children’s Museum of N.H., Chuckster’s, Clark’s Trading Post, Concord Museum, Currier Museum of Art, Escape Room Concord, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Fells Estate & Gardens, Fun & Games, Funspot, Granite State Escape, Great Escape Room, Guiding Light Fishing Charters, Gunstock Mountain, Hancock Shaker Village, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Highland Mountain Bike Park, Hildene, Hilltop Fun Center, Icon Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, JFK Library, Lakeside Lanes, Land of Witches and Pirates,  Launch Trampoline Park, Lupa Zoo, Maine Maritime Museum, Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art, Mass. Audubon, Mel’s Funway Park, Monkey C Monkey Do, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New England Air Museum, N.H Div. of Parks & Rec., N.H. Farm Museum, N.H. Historical Society,  N.H. Telephone Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, North Country Rivers, Northeast Classic Car Museum, Oceanarium, Off the Wall Kidz, Old Sturbridge Village, OSG Paintball, Outback Kayak, Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, Paul Revere House, Peabody Essex Museum, Plimoth Patuxet Museum (Plymouth Plantation), Polar Caves, Portsmouth Historical Society, Pursue the Clues, R1 Indoor Carting, Salem Wax Museum & Witch Village, Sandwich Glass Museum, Seacoast Science Center, See Science Center, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Museum, Southern N.H. Gymnastics, Springfield Museums, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Strawberry Banke, Striker’s East, Take Flight Adventures, Tree Top Adventures, Trustees Preservation Society,  Vermont Institute of Natural Science, View Boston, West End Creamery, Wolfeboro Trolley, Wright Museum, X-Treme Craze, York’s Wild Kingdom and You’re Fired.

 

Retail Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to: Awesome CCG, Buchika’s Ski & Bike, Cheryl’s Ultimate Bouquet, Exeter Flower Shop, George & Phillips, Goodheart Media, Jambs Jewelry, Ken Jones Ski Mart, Kilwin’s, Krypton Comics, Mountain Road Trading Post, Pitchfork Records, River Run Canoe Rental, Shaws Supermakets,  Sugarbush Farm, Tuscan Brands, Vermont Spot, and the Water Street Bookstore.

 

Restaurants Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to:  99 Restaurant, 110 Grill, Auburn Tavern, Beach Plum, Ben & Jerry’s, Bob’s Broiled Chicken, Brown’s Lobster Pound, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burton’s Grill and Bar, Cactus Jacks, Charlie’s Italian Pizzeria, Cheese Louise, Chuck E Cheese, Cinco’s, Constantly Pizza, Copper Door, Crack’d Kitchen, Dave’s Hot Chicken, Dos Amigos, Five Guys, Flatbread Company, Friendly Toast, GMS Pizza, Golden Corral, Goldenrod, Googie’s Sandwich Shop, Goods Market, Hooked Seafood, Jersey Mike’s, Kelly’s Roast Beef, Kisaki Japanese Restaurant, Longbranch, Louie’s Pizza, Lucky Corner, Maddie’s, Mary Ann’s Diner, Nick’s Place, Ohana Kitchen, Olive Garden, O’Sheas Caife & Tae, Poor Boys, Portsmouth Gas Light, River House, SeaDog Brewing, Shalimar India, Supreme House of Pizza, T-Bones, Tailgate Tavern,  Texas Roadhouse, Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Vibes, Water View Grill and the Works Café.

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