Cornerstone VNA Receives Donation from The Fabulous Find

Cornerstone VNA Receives Donation from The Fabulous Find

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, recently received a generous donation of over $8,500 from The Fabulous Find, a boutique style resale shop at 139 State Rd (Route One) in Kittery, ME.  This unique resale boutique partners with different worthy, local nonprofit organizations each month, as determined by their Board of Directors, and Cornerstone VNA was selected as one of four nonprofit recipients for the month of October, alongside the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Triangle Club and Pro Portsmouth. All four nonprofits received a check for over $8,500 each, which represents the total profits from the month of October.  Marcye Philbrook, Board President of The Fabulous Find notes, “The Fabulous Find is so happy to be able to partner with Cornerstone VNA. Most of us have had family members or people we know who have benefitted from the amazing care of visiting nurses. Cornerstone VNA is one of those quiet organizations that do so much good in our community.”

 

Erika Lee, MHA, Director of Advancement shares, “Cornerstone VNA was so honored to have been chosen by this wonderfully resourceful store that gives so much to local nonprofits.” Lee adds, “The generous funds they awarded us will be used to support underfunded programs such as Palliative Care, non-reimbursable specialty training, such as lymphedema, as well as access to care for those in need.”

 

Founded in 2010 by a small group of Seacoast Maine and New Hampshire women, The Fabulous Find has given over 2.3 million dollars to well over 150 area nonprofits. In addition to their monthly partners, there are schools and other organizations that they give smaller gifts to. To learn more about The Fabulous Find and how you can help, visit www.thefabulousfind.org or call (207) 439-8669.

 

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.

Longtime Cornerstone VNA Nurse Receives Two Awards

Longtime Cornerstone VNA Nurse Receives Two Awards

 

Rochester, NH: Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, recently recognized Cheryl Bonar, RN, with the 2022 Nightingale Award. Cornerstone VNA created this award for their nurses in 2015, which is presented to a person who exemplifies Florence Nightingale’s work through best practice, mentorship, education and change. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is known for her work in fundamentally changing the role of nursing and introduced the concept of nursing standards.

According to Jen Gullison, RN, MSN, Vice President of Operations at Cornerstone VNA, “Cheryl helps Cornerstone VNA keep its operations flowing seamlessly, 24/7, including providing direct patient care to those with an active COVID-19 diagnosis.” Gullison continues, “She works with very young kids who require home infusion therapy to older adults who need teaching to be able to self-manage their disease or condition.”

Julie Reynolds RN, MS, President/CEO adds, “As a team member at Cornerstone VNA for over 28 years, Cheryl has been a role model to many nurses because of how skilled she is in her nursing practice. She performs co-visits with other nurses to train them in skills such as intravenous therapy, complicated wound care, and other complex procedures.” In response to the honor of this award, Cheryl shared, “The patients keep me going in this career, I love meeting new people and caring for them.”

In addition to the Nightingale Award, Cheryl Bonar also received the 2022 New Hampshire Healthcare Hero award for the Seacoast Region. Since late 2020, NH Healthcare Heroes has honored dozens of those working in healthcare who repeatedly go above and beyond the call of duty. This special award was presented to Cheryl by NH Healthcare Hero Committee Member, John Desmond of Cookson Communications. During a special pinning ceremony at the Cornerstone VNA office, Desmond shared, “We continue to recognize these Heroes for their powerful stories and the inspiration they provide to others considering a career in healthcare.”

 

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 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.

Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick

The Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick provides Trex bench made from recycled plastics to Rollinsford Grade School. On December 12th. The bench is one of five donated throughout the community as part of a very successful recycling effort in conjunction with the Trex “NexTrex” challenge. Huge thanks to the local community who are helping us by recycling their plastics!

Annual Santa’s Castle

Annual Santa’s Castle hosted by Dover Youth to Youth will be at the McConnell Center on Friday December 16th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturday December 17th between the hours of 2 – 6:30 pm. The Castle will conclude on Thursday, December 23rd from 4:30-7:30 pm. Reservation required register at www.Dovery2y.org.

Care Giver Café

Care Giver Café on Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30am. Join Cornerstone VNA at the Dover Public Library and meet other Dover area family caregivers. Come for a morning of support, education and conversation. No registration is required.

 

Garrison Players Arts Center presents “Inspecting Carol”—A New Holiday (Tradition) DISASTER!

Garrison Players Arts Center presents “Inspecting Carol”—A New Holiday (Tradition) DISASTER!

“A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off”.

 

A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol”. Everything goes wrong, and hilarity is piled upon hilarity in this comical hit.

 

December 9th through 18th. Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: $20/Student: $15 at www.garrisonplayers.org or walk on in!

Garrison Players Arts Center, 449 Roberts Rd, Rollinsford, NH

 

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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