Cornerstone VNA Hosts FREE Virtual Caregiver Event

Cornerstone VNA Hosts FREE Virtual Caregiver Event

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health provider, is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Caregivers Connect, a special event that focuses on providing support to family caregivers. This free virtual event will take place on Wednesday, May 4, from 10:00am – 11:30am, and is generously underwritten by First Seacoast Bank.

 

Attendees will hear from funny motivational speaker, Kay Frances. At her energetic, upbeat presentation, family caregivers will be reminded to keep their sense of humor, manage their stress, and take care of themselves. The first fifty registrants will receive a copy of Kay’s book, “The Funny Thing About Stress” after their attendance is confirmed on the day of the event.

 

“We are incredibly happy to present our annual Caregivers Connect event, which will be virtual again this year to appeal to a wider audience. Our theme of ‘laughter is the best medicine’ will most surely resonate with our local family caregivers,” states Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO, Cornerstone VNA. Janice Howard, Life Care – Private Duty Director at Cornerstone VNA adds, “In addition to the supportive and lively discussion, this event will assist our caregivers to experience a sense of camaraderie. It can be very comforting to know you are not alone in your journey as the caregiver of a loved one.”

 

To register for this special event or to learn more, call 800-691-1133 x1109 or visit cornerstonevna.org/caregiver22.

 

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 109 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.

Introducing Phlebotomy at Home Services

Introducing Phlebotomy at Home Services

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association, a local nonprofit organization, is pleased to introduce a new mobile phlebotomy service for individuals who need lab draws done at home. Cornerstone VNA was able to launch this innovative service by using generous funding from FedPoint to purchase several mobile centrifuge machines, which are used to spin blood samples. The goal of this service is to make lab testing more convenient and comfortable for individuals needing routine lab work.

 

If an individual needs their blood drawn but cannot get to a lab site due to mobility issues or other factors, Cornerstone VNA will go to wherever they call home. For some people, an illness or disability can make it hard to travel, and some may simply want to avoid crowded outpatient labs, driving, and wait times. It is also the perfect service for individuals who may prefer the convenience and privacy of receiving care in their own home. In-home phlebotomy services can also help individuals with anxiety and needle phobia, or who have standing orders for repeat testing.

 

According to Janice Howard, Life Care – Private Duty Director, “We are very happy with the addition of phlebotomy to our services. It can be difficult for some people to get to a lab due to transportation or physical barriers. We know sometimes this means people do not get their blood work done often enough, or in some cases not at all. It is our goal to help our patients, and doctors to accomplish better health care outcomes by reducing the number of instances that a patient must forego their lab work.”

 

The mobile phlebotomy program is a private pay service, typically not covered by insurance. Also, a doctor’s order for routine labs is required, which can be sent directly to Cornerstone VNA. Upon receipt of a doctor’s order, Cornerstone VNA will call the patient to schedule an appointment. Through the mobile phlebotomy program, a certified phlebotomist will go to the patient’s home to provide collection services. Once the blood specimen has been collected, the Cornerstone VNA phlebotomist will use the mobile centrifuge to spin the sample, following all protocols for accurate handling, packaging, and delivery to the correct laboratory for processing. Once the sample has been processed by the lab, the results will be sent directly to the patient’s doctor’s office for review. The phlebotomy service at Cornerstone VNA will operate Monday through Friday 8-4:30. For further information, please contact the Life Care – Private Duty department at Cornerstone VNA at 603-332-1133 Ext 1758.

 

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 109 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.

 

Drop In Teen Game Night

Drop In Teen Game Night at the Dover Public Library. Join us on Monday, April 25 at 6pm for Game Night! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to drop in and play some games on the Switch, try out some Jackbox games, or play some of our board and card games. Snacks will be provided!

Woodman Museum Launches 106th Season with new exhibits and new Director

Woodman Museum Launches 106th Season with new exhibits and new Director

Dover’s Woodman Museum has re-opened for its 106th season! Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, the museum offers visitors the opportunity to tour four distinct and historic buildings on its grounds: the 1818 Woodman House, the 1813 Hale House, the 1675 Damm Garrison, and the 1827 Keefe House. Thousands of artifacts exhibiting a wide range of art, history, science, and nature are on display for all ages to enjoy.

The Board of Directors is also proud to announce that a new Executive Director, Jonathan Nichols, has been hired to replace David Tompkins who has accepted a new position in Boston. The Board extends its thanks to Dave for his nearly four-year tenure at the Woodman, and for his guidance, initiative, and perseverance through the difficult pandemic period. 

Jon Nichols is a graduate of UNH with a BA degree in history, specializing in the colonial period through the Reconstruction era. His most recent job was Museum Experience Manager at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, but previous to that position, he worked at the Woodman Museum for two years as both an intern and a docent while pursuing his degree. Jon also served in the US Coast Guard for six years.

Jon is especially glad to reconnect with the Woodman team, joining long-term Operations Director Mike Day and a corps of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. Jon’s foremost goal is to grow the museum’s audience: creating more in-person events plus expanding the museum’s online reach via social media and a new customer-focused website. He hopes to increase community participation, attendance, and partnerships, and to develop engaging new experiences for guests. Jon says, “Having grown up in Dover, I have many fond memories of the Woodman. From school field trips to family tours, every visit fueled my desire to be a part of this splendid organization. I am truly excited to now lead the museum and to build on its success so that we can welcome guests for another 106 years.”

The Woodman Museum is located at 182 Central Avenue in Dover. For further information, call the museum at 603-742-1038. To contact Jonathan Nichols, email director@woodmanmuseum.org. He would love to hear your suggestions!

Garrison Players Arts Center Youth Theater Summer Camp

Garrison Players Arts Center presents our Youth Ed’s Broadway Musical Theater Summer Camp

Mary Poppins Jr!

Register at garrisonplayers.org. Spaces are limited so register early to receive our ‘Early Bird” special!

Camp runs July 18th – August 6th, 2022, Mon – Fri 9am-3pm for ages 8-16

Camp Director Melissa Manseau, Asst. Camp Director: Megan Davenport Karas

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.  Come be a part of this magical production

Performances: August 5th & 6th at 2pm and 7pm

Camp tuition: $550 due by June 30th. $495 Early Bird registration due by May 1st.

We are always in need of volunteers and helpers for our productions. If you are willing to support this amazing Summer Camp email: Youthed@garrisonplayers.org

Garrison Players Arts Center (GPAC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community theatre group dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the area by presenting high-quality theatrical performances geared for family audiences. Established in 1953, the players encourage people of all ages to enjoy and participate in the many facets of the performing arts, and to help maintain the Garrison Players Arts Center. For more information about auditions, shows, volunteering, sponsorship, or GPAC, visit the website at www.garrisonplayers.org

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