Cornerstone VNA Achieves “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four

Cornerstone VNA Achieves We Honor Veterans Partner Level Four

Rochester, NH:  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is proud to announce that their Hospice Care program has achieved Level Four status with the We Honor Veterans program, the highest recognition level of this important program.  This special recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. According to Kelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN, Hospice & Palliative Care Director at Cornerstone VNA, “This hospice specific program allows us to better care for Veterans at end-of-life.” 


We Honor Veterans is a national Hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is better prepared to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans and to strengthen partnerships with veteran organizations. In addition, they strive to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans living in their community and to network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models.


According to The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Hospices can “earn their stars” and matching logo by completing activities for each of four levels of commitment. This allows VA staff and Veterans to easily identify hospices that have made a commitment to offer veteran-specific care and services provided by a competent and highly skilled workforce.


According to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Nicolazzo, “At Cornerstone VNA, we are privileged to do whatever we can to honor veterans and their family members, and to express our gratitude to them for their gallantry at the end of their lives.” Cornerstone VNA has many Hospice Volunteers, including Paula Carr and Brue Larrabee, who are both veterans.  According to Bruce Larrabee, “Veterans aren’t looking for a handout, they’re looking for a hand.” As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is proud to give veterans a helping hand and the support they need at end-of-life.  


For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Chaplain/Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 x1239 or


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 107 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 or call 800-691-1133.

Barrington Recreation Department Youth Fishing Derby

Barrington Recreation Department Youth Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Location: Christmas Dove Pond


9 years old and under: 7:30-9:30am

10-15 years old: 9:45-11:00am

Cost: FREE

Important Info

-Prizes will be awarded

-The derby is open to Barrington Residents Only

Children under 13 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian (at least 1 per household)

-You must have your own equipment and worm bait

-Parents are not allowed to fish

-No license is required to assist your child with his/her line

-There is a 5 fish catch limit

-Plastic bags will be provided to carry your catch

-There will be Goodie Bags for all participants

Watching the Lights Go Out

Watching the Lights Go Out is a story about a charming chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. On Tuesday, March 31st The author, Thomas Farmen, tells Bessies Story at 6pm in the Hill Library, Strafford. Open to all. No registration required.

Local Author Event

Local Author Event with Russ Staples and My Everest Odyssey at the Barrington Public Library on Thursday, March 12 beginning 5:30 p.m.
In 1967, with $200 in his pocket, twenty-two-year-old Peace Corps Volunteer Russ Staples heads for Nepal. Hear about his journey that took forty days and included travel by planes, trains, busses, and rickshaws.

A New Hampshire Yankee in a Consumer World

A New Hampshire Yankee in a Consumer World
Create a Sustainable Life
Monday, January 27, 2020—Victory at Home
7 p.m.
at the Jeremiah Smith Grange

The program, presented by Ruth Eifert, Lee Library Director, will focus on a
historical perspective of Lee during the First World War, home economics, liberty gardens and home industry efforts. Sarah Cox and others will discuss food security and gleaning.
Sponsored by the Lee Agricultural Commission, Backyard Farming Initiative, the Lee Public Library and the Lee Sustainability Committee.

Seventh Annual Moonlight Snowshoe postponed to February 7th

BARRINGTON TRAILS COMMITTEE invites you to join us.

The Barrington Conservation Commission and Trails Committee invite you to come for its Seventh Annual Moonlight Snowshoe or hike on Friday January 10 at 7 PM. The hike will be held at a new location this year, the Brasen Hill (aka Warren) Farm. Much of the hike will be on open farmland, but we’ll also venture into the woods, so we’ll experience both the bright moonlight on the (snow-covered?) fields and the somewhat ‘spookier’ feeling of being in the woods at night.

The walking will be easy, with only mild uphills, about two miles in length. Of course, extra care is always needed when walking a) in the winter and b) at night. We hope that there will be sufficient snow for it to be a snowshoe trek, but we’ll just walk if conditions dictate. Should it be a walk, there could be a good deal of ice, so footwear with extra traction (yaktrax, microspikes, etc.) is a good idea. Dress warmly enough for the conditions, and though we shouldn’t need them for the walk, bring a flashlight.

We should be finished by around 9. If we get rained or snowed or even just ‘clouded’ out, we’ll try again for Friday February 7, then February 8. Otherwise, there won’t be another chance for a public moonlit hike this winter.

Please leave your canine companions at home.

The farm is at the end of Warren Road, which is about two miles west of the Lee Traffic Circle on Route 4, on the right. You can park along the side of the drive that leads up to the farmhouse.

RSVP to John:

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