Weekend Walkabouts returns

Weekend Walkabouts returns to the trails, with “The Hare and The Hound Hike” on SATWaSR* East at 9:30AM, Saturday, 11 July 2020. We will gather (with masks) at the parking lot off Rt 125 on the Barrington/Lee town line. Once we social distance on the trail, the masks can come off. We’re hiking the Rabbitat & Cottontail trails up to Mt Ripley. Bring your water, boots and tick protection; despite the name, please leave your hound behind.
Please reply to BarrTRails@gmail.com (required) if you are joining the hike.


 “Getting Your Finances Back on Track After Quarantine”

 “Getting Your Finances Back on Track After Quarantine”

Online webinar on July 1st at 530PM – 630PM

Life as we knew it came to a screeching halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. But now things are slowly starting to open back up again, and that means the quarantine for now is ending for millions of Americans who have been distancing in their homes for weeks or months and may be facing financial changes or challenges as a result.  Join us for this 1 hour webinar where we will discuss the different ways that COVID 19 has effected people’s finances and the economy in general for now and the near future.  This is a great time to take a fresh look at your financial situation!

Find the link to this seminar at www.nhfcu.org 

The Barrington playground is open

The Barrington playground located on Ramsdell Lane is open for use! It is imperative that everyone understands that the use of the playground is at user discretion and all equipment is not sanitized. ** There are no Porta potty’s or public bathrooms on site so please plan accordingly prior to arriving to the playground **

New Hampshire Magazine Awards Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, Cornerstone VNA

New Hampshire Magazine Names Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, Cornerstone VNA as a 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award Recipient

Reynolds among 13 recipients to be honored at third annual award reception this fall

Rochester, N.H: Cornerstone VNA congratulates its own Julie Reynolds, RN, MS and President/Chief Executive Officer on being awarded the 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award in Nurse Leadership by New Hampshire Magazine. In partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, New Hampshire Magazine launched the Excellence in Nursing Awards in 2018 to put the spotlight on nurses’ skills and contributions as critical members of any health care team. A special event celebrating all recipients is planned for October 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.

Reynolds began her role as the CEO of Cornerstone VNA in January 2013, and has over 3 decades of experience in the home care and hospice industry. Reynolds understands that health care is constantly changing and that home care plays an important role in improving the health and well-being of the community.  Under her leadership, the team at Cornerstone VNA has received many local and national accolades, and is well positioned for continued growth and success.

According to longtime Cornerstone VNA Board of Trustees member, Jacqueline Fitzpatrick, “Julie has invested in staff development to continually improve their knowledge and earn specialty certifications.  This has led to improved patient outcomes and high employee satisfaction.  She constantly challenges the team and has invested in technology that improves patient outcomes.”  Fitzpatrick adds, “Julie is deeply committed to Cornerstone VNA as well as the home health care industry.  She has met with political leaders in Washington to discuss the important issues facing home care organizations. And she has demonstrated the passion and knowledge necessary to successfully lead a nonprofit organization in health care which is experiencing constant change and challenges.”

After working for several years in a hospital, Reynolds transitioned to working in home care in 1986, when the need for skilled care at home was increasing. “This is where I found my passion,” she says. “I could see the results of my work and the benefits of patient education, care at home and the teamwork required for it,” she adds. “It was apparent that there was a learning gap in the home care industry, and this really drove me to learn more about it and share my knowledge with my peers. It’s very rewarding to be able to look back from then to now and see the amazing strides that we have made along the way.”


“Nurses go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate their patients, patients’ families and peers,” said Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine. “Nurses like Julie are crucial to the overall health and wellness of Granite Staters. We congratulate Julie on the incredible work she has done and look forward to celebrating her accomplishments this fall.”

2020 Excellence in Nursing Award Recipients




Hospital or Practice

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Rachel Ritter

Collaborative Anesthesia Partners

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Lisa Lang

Foundation Medical Partners

Cardiovascular Nursing

Pamela Laflamme

Elliot Cardiovascular Consultants, Elliot Health System

Emergency Nursing 

Kelsey Pearl

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Gerontologic & Long Term Care Nursing

Julie Percy

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Primary Care

Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 

Sharry Keller

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Medicine Team

Maternal-Child Health Nursing

Patricia Roncone

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Kelly Snow

Elliot Hospital

Nurse Educators and Nurse Researchers

Alyssa O’Brien

University of New Hampshire Department of Nursing

Nurse Leader

Julie Reynolds

Cornerstone Visiting Nurses Association

Pediatric & School Nursing

Samantha Presby

Lafayette Regional Elementary School

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 

Kimberly Anick

New Hampshire Hospital

Public Health Nursing

Theresa Calope

City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services


To learn more about the 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award recipients, visit www.nhmagazine.com/excellence-in-nursing.

About Cornerstone VNA:

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, 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 www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.


About New Hampshire Magazine:
New Hampshire Magazine is the essential guide to living in the Granite State, each month joining readers in a quest for all the best the state has to offer. With over 20,000 annual subscribers, New Hampshire Magazine presents features on the most fascinating people, most entertaining places and most delicious cuisine and includes departments covering everything from health to home to humor.

NHFCU introduces video channel

NH Federal Credit Union’s introduces new Video Channel!  By clicking on the link below, you will have access to ALL of our different webinars that we’ve held in the last few months!  The videos have all been organized by topic to make them easier to find.  


So if you were not able to catch our “Homebuying” webinar, didn’t remember to sign up for the “Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover” or really wished you had known that our CEO was doing a class on “Mutual Funds”, go to our Video Channel and watch anything that looks interesting at the time that is best for you.




All of our webinars are recorded live.  To see the schedule, go to our website http://www.nhfcu.org and click on the “Center for Finance & Education tab or use this link https://nhfcu.org/interior.php/pid/13/calendar/1​.  We have classes scheduled through July ( including some brand new ones that we are REALLY excited about!) and we are adding to it all the time.


Cut the Cord – TV Without Cable or Satellite

Cut the Cord – TV Without Cable or Satellite – WEBINAR with New Hampshire Federal Credit Union on June 30th at 11am. Confused about terms like “streaming”, “smart TV’s” and “over the air television?” You will learn about what other options are out there and the steps you need to take to “cut the cord” for good!  Registration is required. Visit nhfcu.org/events or call (603) 224-7731 to register today.


Join us on Thursday June 11th for 2 FREE “HOME THEMED” Webinars


Are you looking to purchase a home?   Curious what effects COVID 19 has had on the home buying market and the mortgage refinance process?  Not sure if it’s a good idea to refinance your mortgage or not?   ​Looking to lower your mortgage payment?  Would love to buy a home in a few years but not sure what you should be doing now to prepare?


6/11 @ 10:00 am – 11am  Homebuying 101 – WEBINAR

Thinking about buying a home? Join us for this webinar to review the pros and cons of homeownership, better understand the mortgage process and discuss the long- term costs and considerations when shopping for your home and home loan.




 6/11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00pm  Mortgage Refinancing 101 – WEBINAR​

In this webinar, we will review the pros and cons of refinancing your home in today’s economic environment.  How much of a rate reduction do you need to see big savings?  What are the other costs and considerations, including fees and closing costs?  How long until you start to see the savings?  We will also review the common reasons people refinance and discuss what other options might be available.





Meghan Noone

Senior Financial Wellness Coach

603-224-7731 x314


We exist to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve through financial education and services.

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